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Pa. Court Denies Summary Judgment Efforts from 3 Defendants in Asbestos Lung Cancer Case

PHILADELPHIA –– A Pennsylvania federal court has denied defense efforts to obtain summary judgment in an asbestos case, concluding in part that a reasonable jury could find that the companies knew its products required asbestos-containing products to function properly.

In a Feb. 14 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania found that genuine issues of material fact existed as to whether the three defendants were entitled to summary judgment.

Plaintiff Obediah Walker III asserted the claims on behalf of his father, Obediah Walker Jr., contending that his lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos-containing ...

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