United States Ninth Circuit

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Stephens v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, 18-35908

Affirmed. In a claim of negligence for secondary exposure to asbestos, the plaintiff failed to establish sufficient cause. The panel held that in the context of asbestos claims, the substantial-factor test requires “demonstrating that the injured person had substantial exposure to the relevant asbestos for a substantial period of time.”

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/08/28

Judges

  • Miller

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

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