The Texas Supreme Court has handed plaintiffs in asbestos-related personal injury suits another setback.

In an 8-0 decision, the high court reversed a 13th Court of Appeals decision affirming $169,000 in damages awarded to a retired brake mechanic in Corpus Christi, Texas, holding that Arturo Flores failed to present sufficient evidence to show that his inhalation of asbestos fibers on the job caused him to develop asbestosis. The June 8 decision came in Borg-Warner Corp. v. Flores.

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