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Del. Court Awards Summary Judgment to Premises Owner, Says Defendant Didn’t Control Plaintiff’s Work

WILMINGTON, Del. –– A Delaware court has awarded summary judgment to an asbestos defendant named for its role as a premises owner, ruling that the company could not be held liable since the plaintiff worked for a third-party contractor that control and supervised his work.

In the Oct. 26 opinion, the Delaware Superior Court opined that there was no evidence that the defendant engaged in negligent conduct.

Covestro LLC moved for summary judgment in the asbestos action; the defendant was the premises owner or successor-in-interest to one or more prior owners of Mobay Chemical Plant at the time in which ...

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