Related Practices

Selman Breitman's Orange County Attorneys Prevail On Summary Judgment

Selman Breitman's Orange County office recently prevailed on a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a public utility in a hard-fought asbestos case. Plaintiff, a gas pipeline worker, alleged that he was exposed to asbestos in the 1980's as a result of work done by the defendant public utility company's employees. Holly Beal prepared a motion for summary judgment on the grounds that the plaintiff's asbestos-related illness was not caused by the public utility company. Asir Fiola argued the motion for summary judgment, which was aggressively opposed by plaintiff on two separate occasions. Asir convinced the court that there were no triable issues of material fact as to whether plaintiff worked with or around asbestos-containing materials for which the public utility was responsible and the motion was granted. Plaintiff's counsel filed a Motion for Relief from Judgment pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section 473, which was opposed by the defendant and denied by the court. Judgment has been entered in favor of the defendant public utility.

If you have any questions regarding this case, please contact Asir Fiola or Holly Beal.


Selman Breitman provides this information for educational purposes. Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case. This information should not be construed or relied on as legal advice or to create a lawyer-client relationship.