9th Circuit Affirms Summary Judgement

SAN FRANCISCO – The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has affirmed awards of summary judgment to two asbestos defendants, finding in part that one of the defendants had provided enough evidence to support its reliance on the government contractor defense.

Defense Jury Verdict

LIBERTY, MO – A Missouri jury has reached a defense verdict in favor of Lockheed Martin Corp., rejecting claims that the aircraft manufacturer was liable for a decedent’s mesothelioma, which was allegedly caused by exposure to asbestos-containing ovens contained in airplanes on which the decedent worked.