Substantial Factor Test

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Federal Court Holds That “Each and Every Exposure” Theory is Inadmissible

The “single fiber” theory, well known to asbestos litigants and practitioners, is an attempt to circumvent “substantial factor” causation requirements, positing that any exposure to asbestos constitutes an underlying cause of...more

Texas Supreme Court Reaffirms Causation Standard

In Bostic, et. al. v. Georgia-Pacific Corporation, 57 Tex.Sup.Ct.J. 1091, the Supreme Court of Texas reaffirmed that the “substantial factor” causation test applies in asbestos personal injury cases, defined the quantitative...more

An Echo of Boomer: DC Court Nixes Plaintiffs’ Adaptation of Expert Testimony to Fit Boomer Sufficiency Test

Wannall v. Honeywell Int’l. Inc., 2013 WL 1966060 (D.D.C.) - Earlier this year, the Virginia Supreme Court rejected the “substantial contributing factor” test for causation in asbestos cases. Ford Motor Co. v. Boomer,...more

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