Product Liability -- 2018

Ramsey v. Georgia Southern Univ. Advanced Dev. Center   (Del.)

Manufacturer liability for take-home exposure to asbestos

The Delaware Supreme Court is considering a case claiming that the manufacturer of asbestos should be responsible for warning about the dangers of take-home exposure to the wife of a man who worked with the substance. We filed an amicus brief urging the court the affirm the lower court's ruling that manufacturers are too far removed to impose a duty to warn such remote parties, particularly since the employers using the substance owe no such duty. Allowing such a claim would allow a flood of claims, and manufacturers would be unable to actually carry out the proposed duty to warn. Unfortunately, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed recent precedent, holding that employers can be liable for take-home asbestos exposures.

Related Documents:
NAM amicus brief  (December 15, 2017)


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