No. 2344 EDA 2013, No. 2388 EDA 2013

116 A.3d 607 (2015)

Thomas AMATO and Jean Amato, his Wife v. BELL & GOSSETT, Clark-Reliance Corp., Copes-Vulcan, Inc., Crane Co., Dezurik/Copes-Vulcan, Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Goodyear Canada, Inc., Greene, Tweed & Company, Industrial Holdings Corp. f/k/a Carborundum Company, Inc., J.A. Sexauer, Inc., John Crane, Inc., Lincoln Electric Co., NIBCO, Inc., Parker-Hannifin Corp., Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc., SEPCO Corp., SPX Corp., Velan Valve Company, Trane US, Inc., Individually and f/k/a American Standard, Inc., Successor to the Trane Co., American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corp., Kewanee Boiler, Co., and/or Kewanee Boiler Div. of American Standard, Union Carbide Corp., and Warren Pumps, LLC. Appeal of Crane Co. Charlotte Vinciguerra, Executrix of the Estate of Frank Vinciguerra, Deceased, and Charlotte Vinciguerra, Widow in her own right v. Bayer CropScience, Inc., as Successor to AMCHEM Products, Inc., f/k/a Benjamin Foster Company, Bell & Gossett, Brand Insulations, Inc., Certain-Teed Corp., Cleaver-Brooks, a Division of Aqua-Chem, Inc., Crane Co., David Moser, DFT, Inc., Durabla Canada, Ltd., E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, Foster Wheeler Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corp., Goodyear Canada, Inc., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Goulds Pumps, Inc., Greene, Tweed & Company, Inc., Grinnell Corporation, Hajoca Corporation, Herman Goldner Co., Inc., Honeywell, Inc., Ingersoll Rand Company, John Crane, Inc., Keeler/Dorr-Oliver Boiler Co., Marley Cooling Tower, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Owens-Illinois, Inc., Pecora Corp., Riley Stoker Corp., SEPCO Corporation, Inc., Sid Harvey Industries, Inc., f/k/a Sid Harvey Mid Atlantic, Inc., Union Carbide Corp., Warren Pumps, LLC, Weil McLain, a Division of the Marley Co., a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of United Dominion Industries, Inc., Yarway Corporation, Avocet Enterprises, Inc., f/k/a Ventfabrics, Inc., DAP Products, Inc., Duro Dyne Corp., and Tremco, Inc. Appeal of Crane Co.

Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Filed April 17, 2015.

Reargument Denied June 18, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael J. Ross , Pittsburgh, for appellant.

John P. Kopesky , Philadelphia, for Amato and Vinciguerra, appellees.


Crane Co. ("Crane") appeals from judgments entered in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County in two asbestos-related lawsuits. Because the issues raised on appeal in both matters are substantially similar, we have, sua sponte, consolidated the cases for purposes of disposition. After careful review, we affirm...

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