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General Electric Co. v. Joiner
Citation:522 U.S. 136 (1997)
Respondent Robert Joiner worked as an electrician in the Water & Light Department of Thomasville, Georgia for several years, during which his work exposed him to repeated contact with chemicals containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). After being diagnosed with lung cancer, Joiner, a smoker, sued various manufacturers of the chemicals, claiming that his exposure to PCBs contributed to his cancer. Petitioners claimed that defendant failed to show any link between exposure to PCBs and lung cancer.
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