Louisiana Court Remands Asbestos Case Based On Timeliness Procedural Errors

(May 4, 2023, 2:08 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A defendant did not file a timely motion to join a motion for summary judgment, and while a second defendant clearly argued specific causation in its motion, the fact that the plaintiffs’ counsel failed to grasp the argument required the trial court to hold a hearing on their motion for a new trial, a Louisiana appeals court said in partly affirming, partly reversing and remanding for a hearing on the new trial motion....

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