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Wash. Federal Court Orders Genuine Parts Co. to File Amended Answers in Asbestos Case

TACOMA, Wash. –– A Washington federal court has ordered Genuine Parts Co. to provide complete discovery responses in an asbestos case, finding that its prior answers were “insufficient.”

In the July 15 order, however, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington concluded that sanctions were not appropriate since the defendant did provide answers to some of the discovery request.

“…[C]onsidering the complexity and volume of the requests for discovery here, the Court declines to order sanctions at this time.”

The plaintiffs asserted the underlying asbestos claims on behalf of Rudie Klopman-Baerselman.

According to the court, the plaintiffs ...

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