Honeywell Defeats Asbestos Claim On Causation Theory

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge ruled Tuesday that Honeywell International Inc. cannot be held liable for a man's mesothelioma because there is not enough evidence the asbestos exposure linked to the company's brakes, taken alone, was enough to cause the disease.

U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell granted Honeywell's motions for reconsideration of its summary judgment bid and to strike part of a plaintiffs expert's testimony. The suit was brought on behalf of John Tyler, who died in July 2010 from malignant pleural mesothelioma. Tyler was allegedly exposed...
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