Premises Owner’s Duty To Wife Of Contractor A Jury Question, Court Says

(May 6, 2016, 2:00 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — Whether a premises owner owed a duty to the wife of an independent contractor’s employee is a jury question, a Louisiana appeals court held May 4 in reversing summary judgment on the issue (Elizabeth Gailyne Sutherland v. Alma Plantation LLC, et al., No. 2015-CA-1136, La. App., 4th Cir.; 2016 La. App. LEXIS 885).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160518-002Z.)

After she contracted mesothelioma in December 2012, Elizabeth Gailyne Sutherland filed suit against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed her to asbestos on the clothes of...
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