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Summary Judgment and Adjudication Motions Filed by Three Automotive Product Defendants; Some Granted and Some Denied

Jurisdiction: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles 

In this asbestos action, three defendants filed motions for summary judgment, and in some cases, in the alternative, motions for summary adjudication, against plaintiff Ronald Carpenter’s claims that he was exposed to asbestos from their products.

First, defendant ZF Active Safety US Inc. argued that plaintiffs had no evidence that Carpenter was exposed to any asbestos-containing parts from ZF Active Safety. Specifically, ZF Active Safety served interrogatories asking plaintiffs to identify people with knowledge that Carpenter was …

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