North Dakota Top Court Rejects Employer Liability In Take-Home Asbestos Case

(January 28, 2016, 9:56 AM EST) -- BISMARK, N.D. — An employer is not liable for failing to warn household members of the dangers of asbestos, the North Dakota Supreme Court held Jan. 14 after finding that a widow lacks sufficient evidence of a special relationship between the employer and its employee’s son or that the employer knew the risks (Deborah J. Palmer, surviving spouse of Gary J. Palmer, deceased v. 999 Quebec Inc. [f/k/a International Boiler Works Co.], et al., No. 2016 ND 17, N.D. Sup.; 2016 N.D. LEXIS 17).

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