Jackson v. Johns-Manville Sales Corp., JOHNS-MANVILLE

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Mississippi
Writing for the CourtPATTERSON
Citation469 So.2d 99
PartiesJames Leroy JACKSON, Plaintiff-Appellee, v.SALES CORPORATION, et al., Defendants-Appellants.
Decision Date22 May 1985
Docket NumberJOHNS-MANVILLE,No. 56351

Page 99

469 So.2d 99
James Leroy JACKSON, Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
JOHNS-MANVILLE SALES CORPORATION, et al.,
Defendants-Appellants.
No. 56351.
Supreme Court of Mississippi.
May 22, 1985.

Certifying questions from United States Court of Appeals, Fifth circuit.

Danny E. Cupit, Cupit & Maxey, Jackson, Ronald L. Motley, Brinson Williams, Barnwell, S.C., Richard F. Pate, Mobile, Ala., for Jackson.

William N. Reed, John Holloman, III, Watkins, Ludlam & Stennis, Jackson, Lively M. Wilson, Dorothy J. Chambers, Louisville, Ky., Roy C. Williams, Megehee, Brown, Williams & Mestayer, Pascagoula, for Johns-Manville, et al.

EN BANC.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has certified this cause to this Court, asking that we decide the following questions of law:

Whether (1) mental anguish damages; (2) damages for cancer as a probable future consequence, and (3) punitive damages are available in asbestos products liability actions. 757 F.2d 614.

A majority of this Court after considering these issues will decline certification.

Therefore, we respectfully decline to rule upon the questions presented.

PATTERSON, C.J., WALKER and ROY NOBLE LEE, P.JJ., and HAWKINS and DAN M. LEE, JJ., concur.

PRATHER, ROBERTSON, SULLIVAN and ANDERSON, JJ., dissent.

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  • Jackson v. Johns-Manville Sales Corp., JOHNS-MANVILLE
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (5th Circuit)
    • January 22, 1986
    ...("Jackson II"). The Mississippi Supreme Court declined certification without discussion. Jackson v. Johns-Manville Sales Corp., 469 So.2d 99 (Miss.1985). The case is consequently back before us for resolution of the issues previously certified to the Mississippi Supreme The three ......
  • Bernier v. Raymark Industries, Inc.
    • United States
    • Supreme Judicial Court of Maine (US)
    • October 15, 1986
    ...in part, 750 F.2d 1314 (5th Cir.1985) (en banc); questions of state law certified, 757 F.2d 614 (5th Cir.1985) certification declined, 469 So.2d 99 (Miss.1985), aff'd, 781 F.2d 394 (5th Cir.1986) (en banc), cert. denied, 478 U.S. 1022, 106 S.Ct. 3339, 92 L.Ed.2d 743 (1986). Hardy v. Johns-M......
  • Anderson v. WR Grace & Co., Civ. A. No. 82-1672-S.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 1st Circuit. United States District Courts. 1st Circuit. District of Massachusetts
    • February 21, 1986
    ...1984), vacated for certification to the Mississippi Supreme Court, 750 F.2d 1314, 327-28 (5th Cir.1985) (en banc), certification declined, 469 So.2d 99 (Miss.1985), rev'd, 781 F.2d 394 (5th Cir.1986) (en The answer to this question depends on the connection between the illnesses plaintiffs ......
  • Menne v. Celotex Corp., No. 86-2350
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (10th Circuit)
    • November 28, 1988
    ...(relevant portions reinstated, portions superceded); question certified en banc, 757 F.2d 614 (5th Cir.1985), certification declined, 469 So.2d 99 (Miss.1985), reh'g en banc, 781 F.2d 394 (5th Cir.1986), cert. denied, 478 U.S. 1022, 106 S.Ct. 3339, 92 L.Ed.2d 743 (1986). In Jackson, the Fif......
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  • Jackson v. Johns-Manville Sales Corp., JOHNS-MANVILLE
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (5th Circuit)
    • January 22, 1986
    ...("Jackson II"). The Mississippi Supreme Court declined certification without discussion. Jackson v. Johns-Manville Sales Corp., 469 So.2d 99 (Miss.1985). The case is consequently back before us for resolution of the issues previously certified to the Mississippi Supreme The three ......
  • Bernier v. Raymark Industries, Inc.
    • United States
    • Supreme Judicial Court of Maine (US)
    • October 15, 1986
    ...in part, 750 F.2d 1314 (5th Cir.1985) (en banc); questions of state law certified, 757 F.2d 614 (5th Cir.1985) certification declined, 469 So.2d 99 (Miss.1985), aff'd, 781 F.2d 394 (5th Cir.1986) (en banc), cert. denied, 478 U.S. 1022, 106 S.Ct. 3339, 92 L.Ed.2d 743 (1986). Hardy v. Johns-M......
  • Anderson v. WR Grace & Co., Civ. A. No. 82-1672-S.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 1st Circuit. United States District Courts. 1st Circuit. District of Massachusetts
    • February 21, 1986
    ...1984), vacated for certification to the Mississippi Supreme Court, 750 F.2d 1314, 327-28 (5th Cir.1985) (en banc), certification declined, 469 So.2d 99 (Miss.1985), rev'd, 781 F.2d 394 (5th Cir.1986) (en The answer to this question depends on the connection between the illnesses plaintiffs ......
  • Menne v. Celotex Corp., No. 86-2350
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (10th Circuit)
    • November 28, 1988
    ...(relevant portions reinstated, portions superceded); question certified en banc, 757 F.2d 614 (5th Cir.1985), certification declined, 469 So.2d 99 (Miss.1985), reh'g en banc, 781 F.2d 394 (5th Cir.1986), cert. denied, 478 U.S. 1022, 106 S.Ct. 3339, 92 L.Ed.2d 743 (1986). In Jackson, the Fif......
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