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Wis. Court Awards Summary Judgment to Weyerhaeuser in Non-Occupational, Community Exposure Asbestos Cases

MADISON, Wis. –– A Wisconsin federal court has awarded summary judgment to Weyerhaeuser Co. in two cases involving non-occupational and community exposure asbestos claims, finding that the plaintiffs had failed to proffer enough causation evidence to support their claims.

In the June 8 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin failed to find significant, non-occupational exposure in the cases brought on behalf of former employees of the defendant.

The plaintiffs filed the claims on behalf of two former employees of Weyerhaeuser Co., who allegedly incurred non-occupational community and household exposure to asbestos fibers emitted from ...

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