HPY Team Wins Summary Judgment in Los Angeles

January 1, 2012 – Press Release

January 1, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) – The Hawkins Parnell & Young team of Barry Schirm 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. HPY’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.