Ohio Court Reinstates Negligence Case Against Asbestos Insulation Supplier
Mealey's (May 9, 2016, 8:37 AM EDT) -- CLEVELAND — An estate lacks sufficient evidence to hold a product distributor strictly liable for a manufacturer’s asbestos-containing insulation, but presents enough evidence about the known dangers of asbestos during the period in question to proceed with a negligence cause of action, an Ohio appeals court held May 5 (Estate of Ian W. Blandford, et al. v. A.O. Smith Corp., et al., No. 103030, Ohio App., 8th Dist.).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160518-007Z.)
Ian Blandford worked as a pipefitter at various locations around Canton, Ohio, from 1955...