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CertainTeed Had No Duty to Warn Take-Home Exposure Plaintiff of Asbestos-Laden Clothing, Ga. High Court Rules

ATLANTA — The manufacturer of asbestos-laden pipes had no duty to warn the plaintiff in a take-home exposure action of the risks associated with inhaling the asbestos dust on her father’s clothing, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled, explaining that such a duty is unreasonable.

In a Nov. 30 ruling, the high court explained that it would be "problematic" to impose a duty on CertainTeed to warn all individuals who may be exposed to asbestos dust on clothing, because “the mechanism and scope of such warnings would be endless.”

However, the high court also held that the plaintiff may have ...

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