Ahnert, Foster Wheeler, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

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The Ahnert, Foster Wheeler, Asbestos & Mesothelioma case documents what many asbestos exposure victims and others may face today – past potential direct and secondary exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma.

The court ruled: 

  1. IT IS ORDERED: that plaintiff’s motion for leave to file a surreply is granted; that defendant CBS Corporation’s motion for judgment on the pleadings is granted; that defendant General Electric’s motion for judgment on the pleadings is granted; that CBS Corporation and General Electric (GE) are dismissed.

A brief summary of the facts include:

  • In 2010, plaintiff, Beverly Ahnert, and her husband, Daniel Ahnert, filed a lawsuit (the “2010 lawsuit”) in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and that case was transferred to the MDL in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • The complaint alleged that Daniel Ahnert was exposed to asbestos manufactured by various defendants, including General Electric and Westinghouse Electric Corporation for whom CBS Corporation (“CBS”) was responsible.
  • Specifically, the Ahnerts alleged that: (1) Ahnert was diagnosed with a non-malignant asbestos-related disease called asbestosis; (2) Ahnert was exposed to asbestos from General Electric and CBS products; (3) all alleged exposures to asbestos that Ahnert received contributed to his asbestosis; and (4) the alleged exposure to asbestos from these defendants was a cause of Ahnert’s asbestosis.

To find out more on the case, see Case No.  13-C-1456 – February 3, 2015.


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