Australian Court: Injury Occurred At Asbestos Exposure, Predates Tort Bar

(October 19, 2015, 4:09 PM EDT) -- CANBERRA, Australia — A man’s injury occurred when he suffered asbestos exposure and the resulting cellular damage and thus falls before the bar on negligence claims, Australia’s top court held Oct. 7 (Alcan Gove Pty Ltd and Zorko Zabic, No. D5-2015, Australia High).

(Opinion available. Document #01-151021-020Z.)

Zorko Zabic filed a negligence action alleging that exposure to asbestos led him to contract mesothelioma. Zabic alleged exposure between 1974 and 1977 while employed by Alcan Gove Pty Ltd.

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