A Much Higher Burden For Take-Home Asbestos Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (July 19, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT) -- On July 8, 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals (the state’s highest court) reversed a $5 million judgment, reduced from $20 million due to settlement credits, against Georgia-Pacific LLC in a “take-home” or “household” asbestos product liability case, ruling that the manufacturer owed no duty to warn a family member of a worker exposed to asbestos dust on the worker’s clothing.

In Georgia Pacific LLC v. Farrar, the court rejected the lower court’s use of a broad foreseeability standard to identify the scope of a product...
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