Product Liability & Toxics Law News

Jury Win for Pep Boys Upheld in Customer Asbestos Exposure Suit

May 15, 2019, 3:22 PM

Pep Boys successfully defended its trial win in a case alleging it negligently sold asbestos-containing auto parts to a California couple who died of mesothelioma.

A jury verdict in favor of the auto parts retailer, the full name of which is Pep Boys—Manny, Moe & Jack, will stand in a wrongful death action brought by the children of Philip and Febi Mettias, the California Court of Appeals said in an unpublished May 14 ruling.

The jury was sufficiently instructed on what it would have to find to hold Pep Boys liable for negligence as a supplier of Bendix asbestos-containing brake...

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