Another Take On 'Take-Home' Asbestos Exposure In Calif.

Law360 (April 24, 2018, 2:05 PM EDT) -- In Foglia v. Moore Dry Dock Co., a California appellate court recently upheld the trial court’s granting of summary judgment in a secondary exposure asbestos case where the plaintiffs could offer no admissible evidence that the decedent’s father worked around asbestos-containing materials.[1] The trial court excluded the plaintiff’s testimony regarding his father’s work because he admitted he had no personal knowledge of the subject, and also sustained the defendant’s objections to an affidavit of the decedent’s aunt who likewise had no personal knowledge of the decedent’s father’s work.

Plaintiffs Sandra Foglia, Michael Foglia and Annette Rackley, individually and on behalf of the...

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