David Yates Feb. 24, 2015, 12:59pm


Beaumont resident Mary Albright has filed a petition to perpetuate the testimony of Carl Albright, who allegedly suffers from mesothelioma.

Through Provost Umphrey attorney Keith Hyde, the petition was filed Feb. 17 in Jefferson County District Court. The anticipated defendant in the pending suit is ExxonMobil.

According to the petition, Carl Albright was diagnosed with mesothelioma, which “is expected to progress” and prove fatal.

The petition seeks his testimony concerning his employment and asbestos exposure at Mobil.

“Petitioner has or is notifying the above listed defendants that a gross negligence, wrongful death lawsuit against the defendants will be instituted by petitioner for certain damages alleged Mr. Albright’s serious condition was a result of exposure to asbestos and asbestos-containing substances during his employment with Mobil,” the petition states.

The petition asks the court to authorize his deposition.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E196-695

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