Calif. Cases Offer Chance For Clarity On Take-Home Asbestos

Law360, New York (October 27, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court is currently considering two rulings on whether companies should be held liable for asbestos-related injuries to people whose exposure to the substance was secondhand, a move that could eventually offer clarity amid other states' divided answers on the controversial issue, attorneys say.

The question of whether premises owners and product makers face different liability for secondary exposure to family members of those who worked at their facilities or with their products — if they face liability at all — has been controversial, and attorneys say that the California Supreme Court's views could be especially influential, as the...

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