STORY FROM: Asbestos

N.J. Court Awards Summary Judgment to 2 Defendants, Denies Motions Filed by 2 Other Defendants

NEWARK, N.J. –– A New Jersey federal court has awarded summary judgment to two defendants in an asbestos case, finding one of the motions was unopposed and that the plaintiff had presented nothing more than “bare-bones” evidence to support his claims.

In a Dec. 19 order, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey did deny motions for summary judgment filed by two other defendants, finding that the plaintiff had established a genuine question of fact as to whether exposure to asbestos in those defendants’ products caused his illness.

Plaintiff George Vesper asserted the claims, contending that he ...

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