Rasmussen Dickey Moore attorneys, led by member attorney Vincent Gunter, successfully prevailed on a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a client in early June. The case began when Plaintiff filed a negligence claim and a premise liability claim, alleging that exposure to asbestos at a high-rise office building in the late 1970s caused her to develop mesothelioma.
Allegations of fraudulent asbestos claims have been an ongoing issue in asbestos litigation. Recently the United States Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest in In Re Bestwall LLC that there “should be transparency in the estimation of asbestos claims in bankruptcy proceedings in order to prevent fraud and abuse.”
RDM associate Alison McCourt recently attended the National Asbestos Litigation Conference where presenters discussed how potential jurors’ experience with COVID-19 might affect their perception of evidence presented in asbestos cases. The conference also focused on how different jurisdictions are handling jury trials by Zoom and the novel obstacles that people are facing while trying to navigate these trials during this unprecedented time.