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No Comp Bar for Navy Seaman’s Claim (access required)

An enlisted seaman, who was part of a Navy crew to pre-commission a nuclear submarine built by defendant shipbuilding company and who allegedly contracted mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, is not barred by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act from pursuing a negligence action against the shipyard, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. The comp bar’s exclusivity provision ...

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