STORY FROM: Asbestos
Take-Home Asbestos Claims: The Evolving Litigation Landscape 6th Annual Jurisdictional Update
December 3, 2015
The following is a commentary by Carter E. Strang, Karen E. Ross, and Madeline B. Dennis of Tucker Ellis LLP. For more on the authors, please click here.
Once a rarity, take-home asbestos claims are now commonplace. The result has been an increase in the number of multimillion-dollar awards, including – this past April to September alone – a $20 million Ohio award,1 a $4.6 million Tennessee award,2 and two $3.5 million awards in Alabama and Washington.3
Take-home claims are those asserted on behalf of claimants that have never set foot on the premises or used the product ...