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a wrongful death action brought by the children of Philip and Febi Mettias, the California Court of Appeals said in an unpublished May 14 ruling.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...