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Del. Court Adopts Recommendation, Awards Summary Judgment to 7 Asbestos Defendants

WILMINGTON, Del. –– A federal court in Delaware had adopted a report and recommendation entered in an asbestos case, agreeing with the magistrate judge that seven of the named defendants were entitled to summary judgment.

In the Jan. 26 memorandum, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware also found, however, that the magistrate judge correctly denied similar motions filed by five additional asbestos defendants.

Arthur Dumas alleged that during his 20-year service in the U.S. Navy, he was exposed to asbestos-containing products. Dumas claimed that the majority of his exposures occurred while he was based out of ...

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