No. 98-1302.

158 F.3d 988 (1998)

Hazel CHISM, Patricia Meier, Mark Chism, Kent Chism, Appellants, v. W.R. GRACE & COMPANY, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided October 21, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stephen Henry Ringkamp, St. Louis, MO, argued (Mark J. Becker, Paul H. Hulsey and Sheryl Moore Ingram, on the brief), for appellant.

Thomas C. Walsh, St. Louis, MO, argued (Peter W. Herzog, III, on the brief), for appellee.

Before BOWMAN, Chief Judge, WOLLMAN, and KELLY, Circuit Judges.

BOWMAN, Chief Judge.

Glenwood Chism, an employee of A.P. Green Refractories Company ("A.P.Green"), died from malignant mesothelioma, a cancer affecting the lining of the lungs associated with exposure to asbestos. The widow and children of Mr. Chism ("appellants") sued numerous manufacturers of asbestos-containing products, including W.R. Grace & Company ("Grace"), for wrongful death, negligence, and strict liability...

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