Judge Grants Petition To Perpetuate Testimony To Woman With Mesothelioma

Mealey's (October 4, 2016, 11:14 AM EDT) -- DALLAS — A woman’s petition for a deposition in advance of filing a lawsuit seeks only to preserve testimony, and her failed attempt to so in state court does not preclude the remedy, a federal judge in Texas held Sept. 29 (In re:  Barbara Reed, No. 16-1964, S.D. Texas; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135963).

(Opinion available.  Document #01-161012-009Z.)

After doctors diagnosed Barbara Reed with mesothelioma in April, she filed a first amended petition seeking to perpetuate her own testimony for use in a related lawsuit she...
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