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Genuine Parts Moves for Summary Judgment, Says No Asbestos Fibers in Decedent’s Tissue Attributable to Its Products

TACOMA, Wash. –– Genuine Parts Co. has moved for summary judgment in an asbestos case, arguing that the plaintiffs had failed to offer evidence “capable of supporting a reasonable inference that respirable dust from the defendant’s product was present while the plaintiff was in close proximity.”

In the Oct. 11 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Genuine Parts maintained that the decedent worked with amphibole asbestos his entire working life.

“Plaintiff agrees that chrysotile fibers were not found in Decedent’s tissue…,” the defendant noted.

The plaintiffs asserted the underlying asbestos claims on behalf ...

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