'Take-Home Toxin’ Case Against Ceramics Co. Moves Forward

Law360, Boston (March 31, 2017, 4:26 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Pennsylvania said Thursday he will let a “take-home toxin” case against a ceramics company move forward, finding that New Jersey law could create a duty of care for a girlfriend or roommate who is exposed to chemicals brought home by a worker.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Schmehl ruled that Pennsylvania resident Brenda Schwartz, who says she suffers from exposure to a dangerous substance called beryllium, could plausibly claim Accuratus Corp. was negligent when it allegedly allowed her then-boyfriend and her then-roommate to...
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