Ganoe v. Metalclad Insulation Corp.Annotate this Case
Mark Ganoe filed suit against multiple corporations, including Metalclad, after he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, alleging that the disease was caused by his exposure to asbestos from when he worked at the Goodyear plant. Ganoe died during the pendency of this action and the case was converted to a survival and wrongful death action. The trial court granted summary judgment to Metalclad. The court concluded that the evidence supported a reasonable inference that plaintiffs could show causation. Therefore, the trial court erred in finding that plaintiffs had failed to raise a triable issue of fact. Accordingly, the court reversed and awarded plaintiffs their costs on appeal.