Employer Owed Duty To Household Member, Judge Says In Awarding $3M
(September 30, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT) -- BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A federal judge on Sept. 29 awarded $3 million in a take-home asbestos case after finding that Alabama law imposes a duty on employers to protect household members from asbestos exposure and applying substantial factor causation (Melissa Ann Bobo and Sharon Jean Cox, as co-personal representatives of the estate of Barbara Bobo v. Tennessee Valley Authority, No. 12-S-1930, N.D. Ala.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130741).
(Opinion available. Document #01-151007-007Z.)
Barbara Bobo sued nine companies whose conduct allegedly caused her take-home exposure to asbestos...