Chevron and Chiquita can’t escape asbestos cancer death suit

By Mike Curley (May 9, 2022, 7:21 p.m. EDT) – A federal judge in New York on Monday rejected a bid by Chevron USA Inc., Chiquita Brands International Inc. and Farrell Lines Inc. to escape a lawsuit claiming a the man’s work on the ships of the companies’ predecessors exposed him to asbestos, leading to his diagnosis of lung cancer and his death.

In the order, Judge Lewis J. Liman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York said the question of when Carlo G. Badamo knew or should have known he had breast cancer lung is up to a jury to decide, and that based on evidence on record, the…

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