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Calif. Court Affirms Summary Judgment for Manufacturer of Plastic Roof Cement Product

LOS ANGELES –– A California appellate court has affirmed an award of summary judgment to an asbestos defendant, opining that the plaintiffs had failed to produce admissible evidence that would support a triable issue of material fact.

In the March 2 opinion, the California Second District Court of Appeal found that while the plaintiffs pointed to the defendant’s plastic roof cement product as a cause of the decedent’s injuries, they failed to identify a specific product or method of exposure.

The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of Janice DeLoof, saying that her exposure to asbestos-containing products caused her to ...

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