Nevada High Court Reinstates Claims after Adopting ‘Frequency, Regularity, Proximity’ Standard

  • Opinion

CARSON CITY, Nev. –– After adopting the frequency, regularity, proximity standard for mesothelioma cases, the Nevada Supreme Court reversed summary judgment entered in favor of three joint compound defendants, finding that the plaintiffs had met the newly enforced causation test.

In the Dec. 6 ruling, the high court did uphold a summary judgment award in favor of Union Carbide, opining that the trial court was correct in its finding that the plaintiffs had not established that the decedent was exposed to products incorporating the defendant’s asbestos fibers.

The claims were asserted on behalf of Randy Holcomb, who allegedly …


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