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Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries, 17–1104

Revived a maritime tort lawsuit against manufacturers of turbines and other equipment for three Navy ships. Family members of two deceased Navy veterans claimed that the manufacturer violated a duty to warn sailors of the health risks faced from asbestos fibers released into the air. The U.S. Supreme Court found merit in the plaintiffs' contentions. Justice Kavanaugh delivered the opinion for a 6-3 majority, clarifying the circumstances in which a duty to warn exists in the maritime context.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/03/19

Judges

  • Kavanaugh

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

Counsel