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Georgia-Pacific, Union Carbide Awarded Summary Judgment, Court Rejects ‘Each and Every’ Exposure Theory

BALTIMORE –– A Maryland court has awarded summary judgment to Union Carbide and Georgia-Pacific in an asbestos case, after determining that the plaintiffs’ causation experts would be precluded from offering “each and every” exposure testimony.

In the July 17 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland explained in part that the plaintiffs’ experts had conflated data on pleural mesothelioma and amphibole asbestos with data on peritoneal mesothelioma and chrysotile asbestos, the latter of which were involved in the underlying complaint.

According to the court, plaintiff Jeffrey Rockman is a “prominent” Maryland attorney, who attributes his peritoneal mesothelioma ...

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