PHILADELPHIA, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent deposition, Ms. Judith Stadler admitted the dangers of asbestos were known by the 1930s and asbestos’ link to cancer and mesothelioma was known by the 1950s. Ms. Stadler, a DuPont representative who the company designated to testify for it during a court deposition, admitted these facts on questioning under oath. DuPont Corporation, one of the largest chemical companies in the world, was a significant user of asbestos in its factories and other facilities for many decades. Thousands of people who were either DuPont employees or employees of outside contractors working on projects or jobs at DuPont’s many facilities were potentially exposed to asbestos over the years. The deposition questioning of this corporate representative was to investigate the existence and depth of DuPont's knowledge concerning the dangers of asbestos as well as what it did or did not do to protect workers.
According to attorney Chris Placitella, a shareholder of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., who conducted the examination, "Rather than characterize Ms. Stadler’s testimony on behalf of DuPont, we have made her entire deposition available online for the reader to draw his or her own conclusions."
The deposition testimony of Ms. Stadler was taken on March 17, 2010 in a state court asbestos-related personal injury action filed in New Jersey’s asbestos suit program under the caption, “Savarese v. Stadler," (Docket No. MID-L-4527-06AS, Middlesex Cty. Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division). The deposition is available free of charge online at www.mesotheliomalegalblog.com. Click here to read Volume 1. Volume 2.
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