Judge Finds Evidence Of Exposure Keeps Pump Maker In Asbestos Case

Mealey's (February 19, 2016, 12:53 PM EST) -- BENTON, Ill. — A man presents sufficient evidence of exposure to asbestos from a manufacturer’s pumps, a federal judge in Illinois held Feb. 16 in denying the manufacturer summary judgment. In an earlier opinion, the judge struck another defendant’s pretrial disclosures for being overly broad (Steven Watts v. 84 Lumber Co., et al., No. 14-327, S.D. Ill.)

(Viking summary judgment opinion available. Document #01-160302-008Z.)

After learning that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer, Steven Watts filed suit against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him...
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