Ninth Circuit Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment to Kasowitz Client Hoechst Celanese

Ninth Circuit Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment to Kasowitz Client Hoechst Celanese

On March 5, 2009, the Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Kasowitz client Hoechst Celanese Corporation ("Celanese"), a leading chemical manufacturer, in a case arising from the plaintiffs' alleged personal injury and property remediation damages from exposure to toxic mold allegedly caused by leaking plumbing purportedly containing fittings made from a raw material supplied by Celanese.  The district court had granted Celanese's summary judgment motion in its entirety, on the ground (among others) that there was no evidence that Celanese's raw material caused any of the plaintiffs' alleged injuries.  Kasowitz New York partners Paul M. O'Connor III and Seth A. Moskowitz represented Celanese in this matter.