Transport Co., Insurer Dodge Liability In Chemical Suit

Law360, New York (June 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a transport company and its liability insurer cannot be held liable for negligence in a personal injury lawsuit brought by dock workers who suffered injuries after unloading a tractor-trailer that was tainted with the hazardous chemical sodium pentachlorophenlate.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Monday upheld a lower court's summary judgment grant in favor of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and Illinois National Insurance Co., finding that the chemical was not...
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