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South Carolina Court Awards Summary Judgment to Crane Co. in Asbestos Case

CHARLESTON, S.C. –– A South Carolina federal court has awarded summary judgment to Crane Co. in an asbestos case, finding that while there was evidence suggesting that some of the defendant’s valves required asbestos-containing gaskets, there was no evidence that Crane Co. actually incorporated the harmful material into the products it sold.

In the Jan. 27 opinion, the U.S. District Court for District of South Carolina wrote that the plaintiffs’ failure to include evidence on this point was “fatal” to their claims.

The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of Thomas C. Dandridge Jr., contending that his employment as a ...

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