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  • Contaminated-Clothing Doctrine in Asbestos Cases Extended

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 11-Jul-2016

    The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that nonmarried couples or roommates who become ill after handling the asbestos-tainted clothing could be awarded the same damages as married couples. In the unanimous and precedent-setting decision, the court’s determination will impact corporate liability in certain toxic tort cases by extending who can seek damages from an employer. The court ...
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  • High Court Ruling Extends Toxic Exposure Liability

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 7-Jul-2016

    The New Jersey State Supreme Court has unanimously decided that liability for exposure to toxic substances in the workplace may extend beyond an affected employee’s spouse. According to NJ Spotlight, the decision expands the scope of a 10-year-old ruling involving the case of a Pennsylvania husband and his wife who was sickened from exposure to toxic substances. In the original case, the ...
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