Dow Urges Texas High Court To Ax $2.6M Asbestos Verdict

By Jess Krochtengel (January 14, 2015, 8:39 PM EST) -- Dow Chemical Co. on Wednesday told the Texas Supreme Court it can't be held liable for a $2.64 million judgment in a mesothelioma claim brought against the company by a former contractor because it was the premises owner, not his employer.

The family of Robert Henderson sued Dow, Alcoa Inc. and others for wrongful death, alleging he had been exposed to asbestos while working at their plants. A jury awarded his family $9 million and held Dow 30 percent responsible, but an appellate court held Dow was not liable because Henderson worked for a contractor, Win-Way Industries, during the time he...

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