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Del. Court Awards Summary Judgment to Asbestos Defendant in Take-Home Exposure Case

WILMINGTON, Del. –– A Delaware court has awarded summary judgment to an asbestos defendant, finding that the plaintiff had failed to establish that a special relationship existed between the decedent and the product manufacturer in the take-home exposure case.

In the Feb. 2 opinion, the Delaware Superior Court found that the defendant had met its burden of proving that no duty of care existed between the parties.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs alleged that Dorothy Ramsey was exposed to asbestos in a take-home capacity in the 1970s. Specifically, the plaintiffs said, Ramsey came into contact with asbestos fibers brought home ...

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