Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani partner James Insco and associate Matthew Deluzio authored an article published in Law360 on March 10 titled, “Pa. Asbestos Ruling Helps Extend Claims To Bankrupt Entities.” The article features expert analysis of the recent decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Roverano v. John Crane, Inc., and includes key takeaways for companies facing asbestos litigation.
In the 6-1 ruling, the court held that per capita apportionment of liability applies as it did prior to the passage of the Fair Share Act. The court provided guidance on when trial courts may include bankrupt entities on verdict forms. Insco and Deluzio share implications for how parties may look to litigate multiparty toxic exposure cases moving forward.
Insco, partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Louisville offices, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, toxic torts/asbestos defense, and defense of product liability claims for a diverse group of manufacturing entities. He has key experience with and an understanding of the factual record surrounding the uses of equipment and asbestos-containing products, and is responsible for coordinating the defense of the firm’s toxic tort clients in claims involving alleged maritime exposures.
Deluzio is an associate in the Pittsburgh office. He provides general counseling and program management to self-insured and captive insurance entities and assists on corporate governance and transactional matters. His litigation practice focuses on medical malpractice defense and asbestos defense litigation.
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