N.J. Top Court: Duty To Household Members Extends Beyond Spouses

(July 7, 2016, 1:29 PM EDT) -- TRENTON, N.J. — A premises owner’s duty to protect employees’ household members from toxic exposures extends beyond spouses, New Jersey’s top court held July 6 in answering a certified question from the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals about the limits of the duty it imposed in an asbestos case (Brenda Ann Schwartz v. Accuratus Corp., No. A-73 September Term 2014 076195, N.J. Sup.; 2016 N.J. LEXIS 691).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160720-004Z.)

After doctors diagnosed Brenda Schwartz with chronic beryllium disease, she and Paul Grant Schwartz...
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