Exxon Says Construction Co. Is Liable for Asbestos

Law360, New York (June 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Seeking to avoid liability in nearly 90 lawsuits alleging injuries related to asbestos exposure, Exxon Mobil Corp. has sued the construction company that employed the workers who filed the suits.

Exxon filed suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against construction company Turner Industries Group LLC. The suit alleges that under a contract into which the two companies' predecessors entered in 1969, Turner must assume responsibility for any asbestos-related injuries sustained by its employees while they were working on the...
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