9th Circuit: Original, Replacement Asbestos Parts Evidence Insufficient
Mealey's (October 15, 2015, 2:08 PM EDT) -- PASADENA, Calif. — General testimony of asbestos exposure from pump gaskets without more evidence of who manufactured those parts does not create issues of material fact, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held Oct. 14 (Jeffrey J. Lannes v. Flowserve U.S. Inc., et al. [Warren Pumps Inc.], Nos. 13-56391, 13-56393, 15-56397, 9th Cir.).
(Opinion available. Document #01-151021-021Z.)
Jeffrey Lannes and Kristi Johnson sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed Vernon P. Lannes to asbestos. The plaintiffs claimed that Vernon Lannes suffered exposure while he...