Pa. Superior Court Upholds Awards of Summary Judgment to Asbestos Defendants in Workplace Exposure Case
November 3, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld awards of summary judgment to six asbestos defendants, finding the plaintiff failed to establish that the decedent was exposed to asbestos-containing products manufactured by the defendants on a frequent and regular basis.
In an Oct. 22 opinion, the court rejected plaintiff Colleen Krauss’ arguments that genuine issues of material fact exist as to whether the decedent’s workplace exposure to defendants’ products caused his fatal mesothelioma.
According to two complaints filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Henry M. Krauss worked at various Louisiana job sites as a bricklayer between 1978 …
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