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Del. Court Awards Summary Judgment to Roof Cement Manufacturer in Asbestos Case

WILMINGTON, Del. –– A Delaware court has awarded summary judgment to a roof cement manufacturer in an asbestos case, concluding that the plaintiffs had failed to demonstrate that the defendant’s product was a cause of his lung cancer.

In the April 4 ruling, the Delaware Superior Court opined that the plaintiffs had failed to demonstrate beyond speculation that it was a significant probability that Bird Inc.’s roofing cement caused the plaintiff’s injury.

Plaintiffs Henry and Laura Stowers asserted the underlying claims, contending that Henry’s exposure to asbestos while working at a Gulf gas station, at which he performed three to ...

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