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Delaware Court Awards Summary Judgment to John Deere & Co. in Asbestos Action

WILMINGTON, Del. –– A Delaware state court has awarded summary judgment to John Deere & Co. in an asbestos action, finding that the plaintiff had failed to present sufficient evidence to support his assertion that he was injured by asbestos fibers in the defendant’s product.

In the May 10 opinion, the Delaware Superior Court concluded that a reasonable jury could not find, beyond speculation, that the parts in question were actually manufactured or supplied by the defendant.

Plaintiff Nathanial Harris contended in his complaint that he developed lung cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos fibers he encountered ...

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