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Calif. Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment Award for Gasket Supplier in Asbestos Case
December 27, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO –– A California appellate court has reversed an award of summary judgment to a defendant named in an asbestos suit, finding that that the plaintiffs were not required to show that the defendant was the exclusive, or even primary, supplied of asbestos-containing gaskets to the plaintiff’s employer.
In the Dec. 22 opinion, the California First District Court of Appeal, Division 2, wrote that the testimony of one of the plaintiff’s co-workers was sufficient to demonstrate triable issues of material fact as to the alleged exposure to the defendant’s products.
The plaintiffs contended in their complaint that Keith Turley ...