SAN FRANCISCO, February 9, 2017 – A motion for summary judgment prepared, argued, and won by Partner Jeremy D. Huie in 2011 has been upheld by the California Court of Appeal. Last week, the First District Court of Appeal issued an unpublished opinion affirming summary judgment in favor of Jeremy’s client, a brake lining manufacturer.
The case involved a take-home living mesothelioma claim. The plaintiff alleged he was contaminated by asbestos fibers brought home by his father, a mechanic, and from exposure to asbestos when visiting his father at work. Jeremy’s original motion for summary judgment indicated that the plaintiff did not have, and could not obtain, evidence to prove his claim.
This appellate decision clearly demonstrates Jeremy’s prowess in trying and defending asbestos cases. To further illustrate the point, Jeremy has a near-perfect record in achieving successful outcomes when helping clients overcome asbestos claims – whether through defense verdicts, winning motions for summary judgment, or greatly reduced settlements.