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Calif. Court Affirms Summary Judgment Award to Defendant in Take-Home Asbestos Exposure Case

SAN FRANCISCO –– A California appellate court has affirmed an award of summary judgment to a defendant in a take-home asbestos exposure case, concluding that the plaintiff had failed to present evidence that the decedent’s father was exposed to asbestos-containing products at the worksite in question.

In the March 8 opinion, the California First District Court of Appeal, Division Two, opined that admissible evidence connecting the decedent’s father with the defendant was “thin at best.”

“Consequently,” the Court of Appeal concluded, “the court concluded there was no evidence of the time, locations, or actual circumstances of the alleged exposure and ...

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