Virgin Islands Judge Finds Release Doesn’t Bar Widow’s Wrongful Death Case

(April 12, 2016, 10:52 AM EDT) -- ST. CROIX, Virgin Island — Asbestos wrongful death claims belong with a widow and are not covered by her husband’s predeath release of all employment-related claims, a Virgin Islands judge held March 15 (Lenore Der Weer, et al. v. Hess Oil Virgin Island Corp., et al., No. SX-05-274, Virgin Islands Super., St. Croix Div.; 2016 V.I. LEXIS 21).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160413-045Z.)

John Der Weer worked for Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp. (HOVIC) from 1971 to 1997, when HOVENSA LLC became his employer. Honvensa is a...
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