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No Duty to Prevent Take Home Exposure in Arizona

USA - October 3 2016 The Arizona Court of Appeals has held in a case of first impression that an employer has no duty of care to protect family members from asbestos…

Oregon Court of Appeals Decision Upends Asbestos Litigation for Equipment Manufacturers, and Perhaps Others

USA - May 19 2016 The Oregon Court of Appeals has held in a case of first impression that the "bare metal" defense is not applicable under Oregon law. McKenzie v. A.W…

Since mesothelioma uncertain to occur from asbestos exposure, Washington Court of Appeals affirms summary judgment for Plaintiff’s former employer

USA - September 4 2015 Last year's decision of the Washington Supreme Court in Walston v. Boeing, 181 Wn.2d 391, 334 P.3d 519 (2014), affirmed the narrow scope of the…

Kevin J. Craig

Washington Court clarifies when product sellers’ general immunity from product liability applies

USA - January 7 2015 The Washington Court of Appeals recently published a product liability opinion that clarifies how a court should decide whether a product-seller…

Patrick T. Jordan

Washington state rejects challenge to workers’ comp pre-emption of asbestos lawsuits brought by employees

USA - October 21 2014 Washington State's Industrial Insurance Act (IIA), Title 51 RCW, like the workers' compensation system in other states, creates a no-fault system…