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Product Manufacturer and Supplier’s Motion to Dismiss on Personal Jurisdiction Grounds Denied

Court: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

In this asbestos action, plaintiffs James Manns, David Papworth, Carie Edwards, Shauna Papworth, Jami Hoffman, and Robee Green filed this action alleging Debra Manns developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos from Master Industries Worldwide LLC’s products.

In November 2022, plaintiffs dismissed Master Industries Worldwide, LLC and amended their complaint to substitute Master Industries Worldwide LLC as successor-in-interest to Master Industries Inc. On January 11, 2023, defendants Master Industries Worldwide LLC filed a motion to quash service …

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