David Yates May 20, 2015, 1:55pm


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

Shortly thereafter, the request was granted.

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.

The petition sought Carl Albright’s testimony concerning his employment and asbestos exposure at Mobil.

Court records show that on Feb. 25 Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, allowed the petitioner to take the requested deposition to investigate a potential claim.

As of May 18, no other filings are on record in the case.

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

“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.

Case No. E196-695

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