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La. Federal Court Issues Order Relating to Scope of Deposition Testimony in Asbestos Case

BATON ROUGE, La. –– A Louisiana federal court has granted in part a motion to compel an asbestos defendant to produce a corporate representative to testify on a number of topics, finding that the plaintiffs were entitled to information that was relevant to their claims.

In the May 8 decision, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana did limit the scope of testimony in some regard, saying the plaintiffs could not ask questions regarding non-asbestos dust and could not seek information relating to the time after the decedent was terminated.

The plaintiffs asserted the claims, contending ...

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