Asbestos pain and suffering damages ruling [US SC]

CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Hensley, US Supreme Court, June 1, 2009 [holding that the Tennessee Court of Appeals misapplied the Court's ruling in Norfolk & Western R. Co. v. Ayers in holding that an asbestosis sufferer may recover for pain and suffering related to fear of contracting lung cancer without specific jury instructions on the applicable standard]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.

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