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Del. Judge Recommends Summary Judgment for John Crane, Fiat in Asbestos Case

WILMINGTON, Del. –– A Magistrate Judge has recommended that two asbestos defendants be awarded summary judgment, concluding that the plaintiffs had failed to meet the substantial factor test as to claims asserted against John Crane and Fiat Allis North America.

In a Feb. 16 report and recommendation, Magistrate Judge Sherry R. Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware found that the plaintiffs had failed to produce evidence that would link the decedent’s alleged asbestos exposure to the defendant’s products.

The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of Stephen Charlevoix, contending that he developed mesothelioma as a ...

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