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South Carolina
Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

Janet B. Murphy and David M. Murphy,        Respondents,


Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, and as successor to Unarco Industries, Inc., ACandS, Inc., Rock Wool Manufacturing Co., Inc., The Anchor Packing Company, Rapid American Corporation, Garlock, Inc., Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Uniroyal, Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Fibreboard Corporation, National Service Industries, Inc., A. P. Green Industries, Inc., Flexitallic Gasket Company, Inc., GAF Corporation, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Asbestos Claims Management Co., United States Gypsum Company, T & N, PLC., C. E. Thurston & Sons, Inc., PPG Industries, Inc., Covil Corporation, and E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company, Defendants,

Of which E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company is Petitioner.


Petitioner seeks rehearing, asking that we excise language from the opinion stating that mesothelioma is “caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos.”  Murphy v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., Op. No. 25740 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed October 27, 2003)(Shearouse Adv. Sh. 39 at 26).  We grant the petition, and remove the last six words from the first sentence of the third paragraph in the section denominated “FACTS.”  Accordingly, that sentence now reads “In July 1995, Janet was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a lung cancer.”2  A copy of the amended opinion shall be published in the Advance Sheets.


  s/Jean H. Toal                                        C.J.
s/James E. Moore                                     J.
s/John H. Waller, Jr.                                   J.
s/E. C. Burnett, III                                        J.
Pleicones, J., not participating

Columbia, South Carolina
December 8, 2003