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9th Circuit Affirms in Part, Reverses in Part Decision Relating to Third-Party Replacement Parts in Asbestos Case

PASADENA, Calif. –– The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has issued a split decision in an appeal of a summary judgment award to two asbestos defendants, saying that while the defendants could not be held liable for replacement parts manufactured by a third party, there was evidence that could support a finding that the decedent was exposed to asbestos-containing spare packing and gaskets supplied by the parties.

In the June 16 order, the 9th Circuit said that the evidence supported a finding that the decedent was present when at least some of the pumps were serviced for the first ...

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