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Ed Lauter's Widow

CBS, NBC and Ford

Killed My Husband with Asbestos

4/11/2014 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The family of Ed Lauter -- the famed actor who died last October -- is suing CBS, Ford, GE and others claiming they exposed him to asbestos which killed him.

Ed's widow Mia Lauter claims in her lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Ed contracted malignant Mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos and blames the various companies.  Mia's suing CBS and GE (which owned NBC) because she says their facilities contained asbestos and Ed shot various shows at the networks for more than 2 decades.

As for Ford ... Mia says some of the components of the cars it sold -- including brakes, clutch facings, compressors and other items contained the deadly material.

Ed  starred in numerous TV shows like "The Office," "ER," "Murder, She Wrote" and "The Rockford Files."  He was also in various movies, including "The Longest Yard," "The Artist," and "Trouble with the Curve."

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1.

Sieg Heil    

Odd, did anyone else die?

197 days ago
2.

Truth is    

There must be something off that's giving these tv/anchor women breast cancer....dunno...I find it strange

197 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

The lawyers got to her. Hell, they advertise this mesothelioma deal on tv commercials. Big money even when you settle out of court.

197 days ago
4.

boo boo    

If her house is more than 20 years old, she can sue herself too. Asbestos only causes cancer when particulates are put into the air and inhaled. If she had construction done on her home, she probably is also to blame. These lawsuits have run their course, just like tobacco.

197 days ago
5.

Dead@27    

Medical science: Advancing far enough that
we'll all live long enough
to die of Cancer.

197 days ago
6.

Bob    

You basically only get that cancer from asbestos. I hope she wins big in court. My uncle died of that and his family received nothing but 19000$ from his own insurance since there was something in his work contract that prevented his family from suing his company.

197 days ago
7.

Black Adam    

They would have a better chance suing pigeons for crapping on their windshield.

197 days ago
8.

static    

I guess the "Famed" actor left the old lady squat now she's reaching for shlt trying to make a buck, sad.

197 days ago
9.

Jordan    

This Lawsuit will be Dismissed. There is not enough evidence that there is enough Asbestos to Kill. With Ford it is true that asbestos is in the Brake system, but did he work on his own car and replace his brakes. this is a Frivolous Lawsuit.

197 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Is she going to sue his elementary school and the people who built his childhood home too? He was 75, he could have been exposed to asbestos anywhere.

197 days ago
11.

Jordan    

Mia must be getting Legal Advice from Lindsay Lohan!!!!!!!

197 days ago
12.

Toilethead    

Our spammer is winning.

197 days ago
13.

Chris    

Corporate shakedown attempt from bus stop attorney ad and fourth wife. Ed, you were a good actor. You left enough residuals. RIP (again)

197 days ago
14.

Numapass    

Pretty far fetched - tort reform anyone?

197 days ago
15.

bring back recent posts    

This will get settled out of court

197 days ago
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