MG+M Obtains Summary Judgment In Wrongful Death Mesothelioma Case

May 09, 2017

MG+M attorney Dustin Beckley obtained summary judgment in a wrongful death mesothelioma case filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The decedent was allegedly exposed to asbestos from a variety of sources, including from one asbestos-cement pipe allegedly supplied by MG+M’s client and used by the decedent’s husband and son.

The plaintiffs alleged that the decedent was exposed to asbestos when the decedent did her husband’s laundry. Both the decedent and her husband were deceased. MG+M filed a motion for summary judgment, which argued that the Plaintiffs lacked admissible evidence that the decedent was exposed to asbestos from the pipe allegedly supplied by the firm’s client and that there was no evidence that this claimed exposure caused the decedent’s mesothelioma.

The Court granted the motion, finding that there was a lack of admissible evidence that decedent was exposed to asbestos attributable to the supplier of the asbestos-cement pipe.