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Premises Owners Liable For Workers’, Contractors’ Conduct In Asbestos Case

(September 29, 2016, 1:34 PM EDT) -- INDIANAPOLIS — Premises owners can be liable for the conduct of their employees and independent contractors where insufficient evidence suggests that an electrician’s own work caused his exposure to asbestos, the Indiana Court of Appeals held Sept. 28 (Larry Myers and Loa Myers v. Bremen Casting Inc. and Mastic Home Exteriors Inc., No. 49A04-1503-MI-113, Ind. App.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-161012-004Z.)

In February 2014, doctors diagnosed Larry Myers with mesothelioma. He and his wife, Loa Myers, subsequently filed suit in the Marion County Superior Court against numerous...
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