HPTY Team Wins Summary Judgment in Los Angeles

January 2012

The HPTY team of Barry Schirm, Katie Benton and Chris Ege won summary judgment in Los Angeles County on behalf of their client, a regional manufacturer of joint compound which contained asbestos in the past.

The 77 year-old plaintiff, who suffers from pleural mesothelioma, alleged exposure to asbestos from the use of joint compound during construction-related activities.  HPTY’s summary judgment win was the result of extensive research into a unique issue.  The Court's tentative ruling before the hearing was to deny summary judgment, but Barry Schirm prevailed after oral argument.  

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