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Miss. Supreme Court Reverses Order Denying Summary Judgment Motion in Asbestos Lung Cancer Suit

JACKSON, Miss. –– The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed an order that denied a motion for summary judgment in an asbestos case, saying that the testimony of a plaintiff’s expert witness should have been excluded and, without that evidence, the claims are unsupported.

In its Dec. 10 order, the high court said that the plaintiff “lacks even a mere scintilla of evidence of exposure, and there is a complete absence of probative facts supporting her claim.”

Plaintiff Deborah Jackson filed the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) claims on behalf of her husband, Charles Jackson, who she claimed developed lung ...

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