Asbestos Case Requires Substantive Proof

Friday, September 30, 2005
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that a case brought by a former mariner against manufacturers of shipboard equipment seeking compensation for mesothelioma requires substantive proof connecting, in at least a basic manner, his condition with their manufacture of equipment that contained asbestos. Mere conjecture and hypothetical possibilities are insufficient to sustain a finding of liability. Lindstrom v. A-C Product Liability Trust, No. 04-3751 (6th Cir., HK Law)
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