Maryland Top Court Finds Duty To Warn About Replacement Asbestos Parts

(January 28, 2016, 9:59 AM EST) -- BALTIMORE — Manufacturers can be held liable for failure-to-warn under negligent and strict liability theories for parts the manufacturer reasonably knew would need replaced with asbestos-containing versions, Maryland’s top court held Dec. 18 (Ruth Belche May, et al. v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., etc., et al., No. 5 September Term, 2015, Md. App.).

Philip Royce May filed suit in the Baltimore City Circuit Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos while he served in the U.S. Navy. May alleged that he...
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