Manufacturers Win Asbestos Case

Manufacturers picked up a win when the Supreme Court of Ohio recently issued a decision reversing the Eighth District Court of Appeals and adopting the proposition of law to reject the cumulative exposure theory of causation and to require compliance with Ohio’s tort reform law to prove that a defendant’s asbestos product was a substantial factor in causing the plaintiff’s disease.

This decision upholds Ohio’s asbestos reform and protects companies that are named as defendants in asbestos litigation.

The OMA had filed an amicus brief in support of Honeywell and the important legal principal.

This case will be on the agenda of the upcoming OMA Government Affairs Committee meeting on March 7. All members welcome. Register here. 2/15/2015