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Civil Procedure Keyed to Mueller
Celotex Corp. v. Catrett
Citation:477 U.S. 317 (1986)
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Catrett (Respondent) sued multiple corporations for the death of her husband, claiming he was exposed to products containing asbestos manufactured or distributed by the corporations. One of the corporations, Celotex Corp. (Petitioner) filed a motion for summary judgment under Rule 56, arguing the Respondent had failed to produce sufficient evidence that their products caused the death, focusing on the fact that the Respondent had listed no witnesses for trial. In response, Respondent produced three additional documents naming potential witnesses. Petitioner argued these documents were hearsay.
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