Judge Finds Insufficient Evidence Of Post-Employment Asbestos Exposure

Mealey's (April 27, 2016, 2:02 PM EDT) -- SAN DIEGO — A widow lacks sufficient evidence of her husband’s post-employment asbestos exposure to avoid California’s workers’ compensation exclusivity bar, a federal judge held April 25 (Gail Elizabeth Walashek, et al. v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., et al., No. 14-1567, S.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 55013).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160504-001Z.)

In June 2014, Gail Walashek sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed Michael Walashek to asbestos, leading to his death from malignant mesothelioma. The decedent allegedly suffered his exposure while employed as a...
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