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Fifth Circuit Affirms District Court Decisions Excluding Appellants’ Experts Reports and Granting Summary Judgment

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Plaintiff Harry Marsh worked as a merchant mariner from 1944 to 1992. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2018 and subsequently sued the owner of every vessel he worked on over his lengthy career. Defendants included appellees Chas Kurz & Co. Inc., Chiquita Brands International Inc., Farrell Lines, individually and as successor in interest to American Export Lines Inc., and National Bulk Carriers, Inc. (“appellees”). 

Plaintiff brought his action under the Jones Act and claimed the asbestos …

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