Supreme Court declares a rule on products liability under maritime law
Argument: October 10, 2018
Decision: March 19, 2019
Petitioners’ Brief: Air and Liquid Systems and Ingersoll Rand
Respondents’ Brief: Devries and McAfee
The widows of two navy shipmen received a favorable ruling in the Supreme Court. Their husbands worked on navy ships during years when asbestos insulation was used on the ships. The sailors later developed cancer that the widows argue was caused by exposure to asbestos in the ship parts.