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Ohio Court Rejects Honeywell’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Asbestos Case, Says Question of Material Fact Exists

CLEVELAND –– An Ohio federal court has denied Honeywell International Inc.’s motion for summary judgment in an asbestos case, finding that the plaintiff has established a question of material fact as to whether bystander exposure to asbestos fibers in the defendant’s brake linings caused her to develop mesothelioma.

In the Dec. 13 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio found there was enough evidence for a jury to determine whether the Bendix brakes were a substantial factor in her development of the asbestos-related disease.

Plaintiff Julia C. Alexander filed the underlying claims, contending that she ...

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