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Companies settle asbestos lawsuit mid trial

A lawsuit filed by the widow of a former auto mechanic for Rohm & Haas, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company, against her deceased husband’s employer and dozens of companies alleging the companies exposed him to asbestos-containing products that caused his lethal cancer diagnosis, was settled during trial in a Philadelphia court. The details of the settlement were not disclosed. Ruth E. Mendick, representing her deceased husband James Leonard Mendick, sued companies like Rohm & Haas, General Electric, ABP Induction, Ingersoll-Rand Company and Honeywell International accusing the companies of negligence and outrageous conduct, strict liability, conspiracy, breach of warranty and ... Read More