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Worker's Final Employer Can't Apportion Liability for Mesothelioma to Prior Job

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 181 | 0 | 40 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a final employer could not apportion liability for a worker's death from mesothelioma to an earlier employer that allegedly was responsible for some exposure to asbestos. Case: Matter of Gimber v. Eastman Kodak Co., No. 529057, 03/16/2020, published. Facts and procedural history: Melvyn Gimber died in November 2013 at the age of 85. His widow applied for workers' compensation death benefits, alleging that he died from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. The widow claimed Gimber had been exposed to asbestos while working for the...

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