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Wash. Court Awards Summary Judgment to Weir Valves & Controls in Asbestos Case

TACOMA, Wash. –– A Washington federal court has awarded summary judgment to Weir Valves & Controls USA Inc., finding that the plaintiff didn’t present admissible evidence linking his illness to the product manufactured by the defendant.

In a May 13 order, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington concluded that “crucially, plaintiffs have not offered admissible evidence showing, even viewed in a light most favorable to Plaintiffs, that Weir Valves or products that it manufactured caused, or were a substantial factor that caused, [the plaintiff’s] mesothelioma.”

In their complaint, the plaintiffs alleged that Donald Varney developed ...

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