9th Circuit Briefed On Asbestos Causation, Original Parts Liability

(October 17, 2016, 9:15 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A woman cannot hold a manufacturer liable for third-party asbestos-containing parts and has not shown that any alleged exposure constitutes a substantial factor in her decedent’s disease, a boiler maker told the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal Oct. 12 (Geraldine Hilt, et al. v. Foster Wheeler LLC, FKA Foster Wheeler Corp., No. 15-17301, 9th Cir.).

(Answer brief available.  Document #01-161026-012B.)

In May 2011, Geraldine Hilt filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against numerous companies whose...
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