Company May Be Held Liable for Asbestos-Related Injury As 'Supplier'
December 17, 2003
CLEVELAND - An Ohio Appeals Court has reversed an award of summary judgment to a company that claimed it could not be held strictly liable for a plaintiff's asbestos-related disease because under state law, it was not considered a supplier of the products that caused the alleged injuries. Jones, et al. v. A-Best Products Company, et al., No. 81792 (Ohio Ct. App., Eighth Dist.).
In an opinion issued Dec. 11, the Ohio Eighth District Ohio Court of Appeals found that a trial court erred when it awarded judgment to defendant Tasco Insulations because the evidence showed that the company's sale …