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Md. Court Affirms Verdict for Asbestos Plaintiff, Says Circumstantial Evidence Enough to Support Causation

BALTIMORE –– Maryland’s highest court has affirmed a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff in an asbestos bystander exposure case, concluding that circumstantial evidence, and the resulting reasonable inferences, can be sufficient to establish exposure and liability in asbestos cases.

In the July 3 opinion, the Maryland Court of Appeals rejected the defendant’s position that there was not one piece of direct evidence placing the plaintiff in the location at the same time asbestos-containing materials were used.

The claims were asserted on behalf of William Edward Busch Jr., who was allegedly exposed to asbestos-containing products while working for Honeywell ...

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