Duty To Warn For Other Manufacturers' Products?

Law360, New York (November 23, 2009, 3:38 PM EST) -- As the pool of viable defendants in asbestos-related lawsuits becomes shallower and shallower, particularly for occupational industrial exposures, plaintiffs and their counsel are responding with new legal theories targeting a different group of product manufacturers.

Those manufacturers are NOT being sued for any asbestos-containing products they allegedly manufactured, however. They are being sued for the products manufactured by “traditional” asbestos-containing product manufacturers, many of whom were bankrupted by the litigation years ago.

The basis for these unique claims is the relatively novel theory that the manufacturer...
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