Wash. Court Reverses Summary Judgment for Auto Parts Supplier in Asbestos Case
December 11, 2014
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 …