Judge Issues 'Watershed' Asbestos Premises Liability Ruling



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BALTIMORE - A Maryland power company has been granted summary judgement in an asbestos premises liability case by a judge who found that the company had no control over conditions the plaintiff said caused him to develop mesothelioma. In Re: Baltimore City Asbestos Litigation, Consolidated Case No. 24-X-00-000380 (Md. Cir. Ct., Baltimore Cty.).

In what an attorney for the defendant company called a watershed decision for premises defendants in Maryland asbestos cases, Judge Richard T. Rombro upheld longstanding Maryland case law Dec. 14 when he ruled that a landowner owes no duty to an employee of a general contractor the …






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