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Clay v. Johns-Manville Sales Corp.
Citation:722 F.2d 1289 (6th Cir. 1984)
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The plaintiffs appealed a judgment against them arguing that the district court erred in excluding a deposition taken from a witness in a previous case. The deposition was peculiarly relevant to the extent of the knowledge possessed by manufacturers of the hazards of asbestos containing products during the years when the plaintiffs allege they were exposed to asbestos. The witness, Dr. Smith, had died before the trial of the case.
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