Jeremy D. Huie’s Motion for Summary Judgment Upheld in Appeals Court

SAN FRANCISCO, February 9, 2017 — A motion for summary judgment prepared, argued, and won by Partner Jeremy D. Huie in 2011 has been upheld by the California Court of Appeal. The First District Court of Appeal issued a partially published opinion affirming summary judgment in favor of Jeremy’s client, a brake lining manufacturer.

The case involved a plaintiff who alleged his malignant mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos.  The plaintiff claimed he was exposed to asbestos fibers brought home on the work clothes of his father, a mechanic, and also when visiting his father at work.  Jeremy’s motion for summary judgment successfully argued that the plaintiff did not have, and could not obtain, evidence to prove either the "take home" claim or the direct exposure claim as to Jeremy’s client.

This appellate decision clearly demonstrates Jeremy’s prowess in trying and defending asbestos cases.  To further illustrate the point, Jeremy has an exceptional record for achieving successful outcomes when helping clients overcome asbestos claims — whether through defense verdict, winning motions for summary judgment, or obtaining greatly reduced settlements.