BEAUMONT – A joint motion for dismissal was recently filed in an asbestos lawsuit filed in Jefferson County District Court.

Representing the estate of Billy Hebert, Jacquie Hebert filed suit against Michelin North America, Huntsman Petrochemical and Synpol on June 23, 2015, alleging the defendants acted with gross negligence.

According to the lawsuit, Billy was employed by the defendants from 1952 to 1997 and was exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers.

As a result, he developed lung cancer, “for which he died a painful and terrible death on November 27, 2014,” the suit states.

The suit accuses the defendants of knowing for decades that asbestos products cause cancer but still allowed their employees to work around the products in the workplace.

Court records show that a joint motion for dismissal with prejudice was filed in the case on Oct. 13.

The plaintiffs are represented by Provost Umphrey attorney Keith Hyde.

Judge Kent Walston, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A-197266

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