Leslie Kendrick Wins Argument in Landmark State Supreme Court Case
Leslie C. Kendrick, Vice Dean of UVA Law School, won her debut argument before the Supreme Court of Virginia in a landmark case ruling that has had a dramatic effect on state tort law and has attracted national attention.
The 4-3 ruling in Quisenberry v. Huntington Ingalls Inc. expands corporate liability for damages from asbestos and other potential traveling health hazards.
In the case, a Newport News man representing his mother’s estate filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia alleging that a shipyard was negligent in her death from mesothelioma in 2016.
Kenneth S. Abraham, also of UVA Law School, said Vice Dean Kendrick persuaded the justices to apply Virginia law in the way most lower courts and other states have, rather than be bogged down by artificial limits on liability.
Read more at UVA News.
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