September 1, 2016

Gault Wins Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Case

On August 22, 2016, Win Gault won summary judgment based on the Mississippi statute of limitations in Desoto County Circuit Court on behalf of Forenta L.P. in the case of Bruce McKim as Executor of the Estate of Robert S. McKim and Donna McKim, Dayna Kelly, Sharron Sisco, Robert McKim, Randall McKim and Bruce McKim all as Wrongful Death Beneficiaries and Heirs-At-Law of Robert S. McKim vs. Crane Co., et al.  This was an asbestos wrongful death case where the decedent had allegedly worked around various asbestos containing products including those by Forenta during his career in various areas including the dry cleaning industry.  The plaintiffs claimed that the decedent’s exposure to the defendants’ products caused an asbestos related disease and eventual death.  The case was previously filed in New York and Illinois before being filed in Mississippi.

Win Gault is a Partner in Forman Watkins’ Jackson office and was assisted on the case by Josh Leggett.

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