An Ohio state court judge is allowing lawyers for Lorillard Tobacco Co. to depose counsel in two asbestos plaintiffs’ firms concerning allegedly inconsistent claims they filed relating to the same client’s mesothelioma.

The case of mesothelioma victim Harry Kananian’s estate against Lorillard got hung up in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas when the defense told the court that there were conflicting claims in other litigation filed on his behalf. Kananian v. Lorillard Tobacco Co., No. 442750 (Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, Ct. C. P.).