Georgia Pacific Admits Wallboard Contained Asbestos in NJ Mesothelioma Case

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A recent deposition taken by the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth in a NJ asbestos case, a former GP executive Howard Schutte was forced to admit that the GP fire rated wallboard sold on a mass basis in the United States contained asbestos.

This product is installed in innumerable buildings and the current owners have no idea these walls have asbestos in them.

In a recent blog entry published on the MesotheliomaLegalBlog.com website, attorney Christopher M. Placitella published this statement, "For years, Georgia Pacific has failed to disclose that the wallboard it sold contained asbestos. In a recent deposition taken in a NJ asbestos case, a former GP executive Howard Schutte was forced to admit that the GP fire rated wallboard sold on a mass basis in the United States contained asbestos.

The problem according to noted mesothelioma lawyer Chris Placitella is that "This product is installed in innumerable buildings and the current owners have no idea these walls have asbestos in them. If the walls are demolished there is real potential for asbestos exposure which building occupants and workers will have no idea is happening."

The entire deposition (SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION - MIDDLESEX COUNTY 2 DOCKET NO. MID-L-1628-09, AS) is available at http://www.mesotheliomalegalblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/asbestos-in-wallboard-georgia-pacific.pdf.

The MesotheliomaLegalBlog.com is a blog forum edited by attorney Chris Placitella, partner at the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. with offices in both Red Bank, New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA. Chris Placitella is dedicated to providing the public with inside information on mesothelioma litigation and asbestos litigation, locally, regionally and nationally. For more information visit http://www.cprlaw.com.

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