Arizona Appeals Panel Rejects Duty For Take-Home Asbestos Exposures

Mealey's (September 22, 2016, 1:41 PM EDT) -- PHOENIX — Saying Arizona does not recognize foreseeability in its duty analysis, a panel of the state’s appellate court on Sept. 20 declined to impose a duty on a premise owner for a man’s take-home asbestos exposures (Mary Quiroz, et al. v. Alcoa Inc., et al., No. 1 CA-CV 15-0083, Ariz. App., Div. 1; 2016 Ariz. App. LEXIS 218).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160928-013Z.)

Ernest and Mary Quiroz filed suit in the Maricopa County, Ariz., Superior Court after doctors diagnosed him with an asbestos-related disease. The Quirozes...
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