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The Truth May Set You Free, But Lying Can Get You Tossed Out Of Court

Earlier this week, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the dismissal, with prejudice, of an asbestos plaintiff’s claims as a result of his pervasive lies during discovery. The plaintiff, Michael Gaskill, commenced an asbestos-exposure lawsuit in Middlesex County in 2008, alleging that he had developed mesothelioma through exposure to asbestos-containing products while working as a mechanic’s helper at local auto body shops and while assisting his grandfather in automotive maintenance and repair work.  As the defendants investigated the plaintiff’s claims, however, it became clear that…

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