Lockheed Dodges Take-Home Asbestos Suit In 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed that Lockheed Martin Corp. is not liable for injuries to a woman who claims she developed cancer from asbestos particles inadvertently brought home from work by her relatives, saying the company could not have foreseen the risk.

A unanimous appeals panel upheld the dismissal of Loretta Hoyt’s Washington state negligence suit, in which she claims her father and her husband carried asbestos home from the shipyard where they worked between 1948 and 1958, and that Lockheed owed her a duty...
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