Wash. Court Reverses Summary Judgment for Auto Parts Supplier in Asbestos Case

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SEATTLE –– An award of summary judgment for an auto parts supplier has been reversed by a Washington appellate court, which found that the defendant was not protected under the state’s Products Liability Act.

In the Dec. 8 opinion, the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, also affirmed a summary judgment award for a transite supplier.

Ronald Fagg filed the complaint, arguing that he was exposed to asbestos-containing products during time in which he lived and worked in Libby, Mont. As a result of the exposure, Fagg said he developed asbestosis and asbestos-related pleural disease.

During the time period in …


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