Court Affirms Summary Judgment In Asbestos Case Against Talc Company

(March 17, 2016, 2:13 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Evidence in a case alleging exposure to asbestos-tainted talc falls short of creating triable issues, a California appeals court panel held March 15 (John J. DePree, et al. v. BASF Catalysts LLC, et al., No. A140681, Calif. App., 1st Dist., Div. 5).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160323-027Z.)

“At best, the evidence before the trial court would permit an inference that some Emtal talc contained asbestos in the mid-to-late 1970s, and thus it is possible that during that period [the decedent] might have been exposed...
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