Rice v. Armstrong World Indus., Inc., 653 F. Supp. 763 (D. Colo. 1987)
The United States District Court for Colorado denied summary judgment for defendant John Crane, which argued that it could not be held liable for the plaintiff’s asbestos-related disease because it did not manufacture the product that caused our client’s asbestos-related disease, even though it relabeled and sold the product to the public. The court ruled that the issue of whether John Crane knew of the hazards of this asbestos-containing product was a fact issue for the jury to decide and could not be resolved on summary judgment.
Gibson v. Armstrong World Industries, Inc., 648 F.Supp. 1538 (D. Colo. 1986)
The United States District Court for Colorado ruled that Nicolet, Inc. was liable to asbestos victims as the successor-in-interest to Keasbey & Mattison Company because it purchased the assets and continued the manufacture of Nicolet’s asbestos-containing products.
Results depend on the facts of each case.