RALEIGH, N.C. - While the majority of a decedent's alleged asbestos exposure occurred elsewhere during his 40-year career, his eight years of alleged exposure in North Carolina "is not immaterial" and provides adequate basis for venue in the state, a federal judge held Aug. 14 (Jane E. Miller, et al. v. 3M Co. a/k/a Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co., et al., No. 12-620, E.D. N.C.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114859).