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Del. Federal Court Adopts Recommendation, Awards Summary Judgment to 9 Asbestos Defendants

WILMINGTON, Del. –– A Delaware federal court has adopted a report and recommendation in which a magistrate judge found that nine asbestos defendants were entitled to summary judgment, given that the plaintiffs had failed to sufficiently identify products manufactured by the companies and that parties cannot be held liable for products they did not manufacture or sell.

In a Aug. 9 order, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware awarded summary judgment to John Crane Inc., Crane Co., Flowserve US Inc., Carver Pump Co., Sterling Fluid Systems, FMC Corp., Velan Valve Corp., Borg-Warner Morse Tec LLC, and Cleaver-Brooks ...

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