Company Tells Georgia Top Court State Doesn’t Recognize Duty To Household Members

Mealey's (February 2, 2016, 10:51 AM EST) -- ATLANTA — A product manufacturer cannot be liable for the asbestos exposure of household members who never used, worked near or even encountered the products in question, CertainTeed Corp. tells the Georgia Supreme Court in a Feb. 1 brief urging it to reject imposition of such a duty (CertainTeed Corp. v. Marcella Fletcher, No. S15G1903, Ga. Sup.).

(Appellant’s brief available. Document #01-160203-018B.)

After Marcella Fletcher contracted mesothelioma, she filed suit in Thomas County State Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed her to asbestos. Fletcher...
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