December 2016
Employers and premises owners have a duty to “members of a worker’s household” to exercise ordinary care to prevent take-home asbestos exposures, the California Supreme Court held on December 1, 2016. This ruling expands liability for employers and premises owners.

The Court issued its opinion in two cases (Haver and Kesner), in which it granted review to decide whether and to what extent a duty may be owed for take-home asbestos exposure claims. Intermediate appellate courts noted the wide-ranging impact of these claims because they involve a potentially “limitless pool of plaintiffs.” (Campbell v. Ford Motor Co.)

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