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A Year In Review: Product Liability Decisions of 2007 By Sharon L. Caffrey, Frank H. Gassler, and Andrew S. Pride Toxic Torts The Texas Supreme Court found that evidence that brake mechanics could be exposed to respirable asbestos fibers, without more, is insufficient to establish that a manufacturer’s brake pads were a substantial factor in causing mechanic’s disease. Borg-Warner Corp. v. Flores, No. 05-0189, 2007 Tex. LEXIS 528 (Tex. June 8, 2007). Evidence presented at trial did not indicate...

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