Del. Court Says Asbestos Claims Against Union Carbide Barred under Bulk Supplier Defense
August 22, 2019
WILMINGTON, Del. –– A Delaware trial court has awarded summary judgment to Union Carbide Corp. in an asbestos case, finding that the company reasonably relied on Georgia-Pacific to warn users of its joint compound products that incorporated Union Carbide’s Calidria asbestos.
In the Aug. 15 opinion, the Delaware Superior Court acknowledged that the “undisputed reality” that Union Carbide did not have the ability to warn the end-user of Calidria “loomed large” when it made its decision.
Union Carbide was named in the complaint for its role in milling a short-fiber variety of asbestos called Calidria. Among the different lines of …