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Beshada v. Johns-Manville Products Corp.
Supreme Court of New Jersey
447 A.2d 539 (1983)
Edward Beshada and other individuals (plaintiffs) were workers or family members of workers who were exposed to asbestos on the job. The plaintiffs brought a products-liability suit based on strict liability against John-Manville Products Corporation and other companies (defendants), the workers’ employers. The defendants raised a state-of-the-art defense, claiming that they did not know of the dangers of asbestos exposure at the time the workers were exposed and that they thus had no duty to warn of the dangers. The plaintiffs filed a motion to strike the defendants’ state-of-the-art defense. The trial court denied the motion. The plaintiffs appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Pashman, J.)
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