D.C. Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment Award for Honeywell in Asbestos Case
January 5, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– A federal appellate court has upheld an award of summary judgment for Honeywell in an asbestos case, ruling that the plaintiffs had declined to properly invoke procedural avenues for introducing a supplemental declaration.
In the Dec. 30 opinion, the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals opined that the plaintiffs failed to submit the declaration properly as a result of a litigation strategy.
John Tyler and his wife filed the action, contending that Tyler’s lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos-containing Bendix brakes.
Honeywell moved for summary judgment at the close of discovery, arguing that …