Started Sep 21, 2018 05:00PM UTC   •   Closed Mar 19, 2019 05:00PM UTC (3 months ago)

In Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. Devries, will the Supreme Court rule that Air and Liquid Systems Corp. can be held liable for negligence in exposing service members to asbestos?

In 2014, the widows of US naval servicemen who died of cancer allegedly caused by exposure to asbestos lost a civil suit against Air and Liquid Systems Corp. (Court House News). The Third Circuit reversed that decision, ruling that the company could be held liable for negligence even though their products were not manufactured with asbestos (Oyez). The Supreme Court is expected to hand down its decision in its 2018 term (SCOTUSBlog), but if it does not, the question will resolve as no. Confused? Check our FAQ or ask us for help.


The question closed Yes on 19 March 2019.  The Court's ruling may be found here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-1104_2co3.pdf.


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