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Duty to warn

Reeser v. NGK North American, Inc.

A Pennsylvania appellate court held that an independent contractor hired to test emissions at a beryllium plant had no legal duty to warn third parties about the health risks stemming from those emissions. To be held liable under §324A...

Ybarra v. Amoco Prod. Co.

The court holds that a district court erred in granting summary judgment to a carbon dioxide recovery plant that allegedly failed to warn two independent contractors testing the plant's heat exchange system of the danger of exposure to...

Akin v. Ashland Chem. Co.

The court holds that a chemical manufacturer had no duty to warn the U.S. Air Force or its employees of the potential hazards of chemicals used to clean aircraft engines. The court first holds that the manufacturer properly removed the...

Taylor v. Monsanto Co.

The court holds that a chemical manufacturer that sold poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to an electric company had no duty to warn the company's employees about the human health risks associated with PCBs. The court first holds that...

Shockley v. Hoechst Celanese Corp.

The court upholds the jury conviction of a chemical manufacturer and a chemical reclamation operator for common-law violations stemming from damage to groundwater under adjacent landowners' property, and denies the defendants' post-...