Court of Appeals of Iowa, August 31, 2022
Plaintiffs Mary and Paul Fankhauser filed a lawsuit against multiple defendants, including Honeywell International Inc. and Pneumo Abex LLC, alleging that Paul’s mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos-containing products while employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation between 1968 and 2006.
Honeywell sold asbestos-containing brake linings and brake blocks. Abex manufactured and sold asbestos-containing friction materials and clutch facings.
Honeywell and Abex filed motions for summary judgment, claiming that Iowa Code section 686B.7(5) “limits …Continue Reading