2nd Circ. Denies Bhopalis' Bid To Certify Worker Question

Law360, New York (July 11, 2016, 4:49 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday rejected a bid by residents of Bhopal, India, who are pursuing a property damage class action against Union Carbide Corp., to ask the New York State Court of Appeals whether a parent company may be held liable when it loans an employee to a subsidiary.

In a one-page order, a three-judge panel declined to certify the plaintiffs' question regarding the "dual servant" doctrine. The plaintiffs have unsuccessfully tried to link Union Carbide with Union Carbide India Ltd., the subsidiary in charge of the notorious Bhopal pesticide facility, and the motion for certification to New York's highest...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!