Md. Court Lets GP Off Hook For Secondhand Asbestos Injury

Law360, New York (July 9, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Overturning a ruling against Georgia-Pacific LLC, Maryland's highest court held Monday that prior to 1972, asbestos product manufacturers were not required to warn people who lived with a worker exposed to the substance of their own risk of injury.

At issue in the case was whether Georgia-Pacific could be held liable for plaintiff Jocelyn Farrar's mesothelioma. Farrar was allegedly exposed to the asbestos that helped cause the disease when she washed her grandfather's work clothing as a teenager in the 1960s. The clothing contained asbestos from...
To view the full article, register now.