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Does owner of business premises owe duty to protect family members of persons who work there from secondary exposure to asbestos incurred by worker on premises, but exposed to family members away from premises?

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In Haver v. BNSF Railway Co. (filed 6/3/14) B246527, Lynn Haver contracted mesothelioma and died as a result of secondary exposure to asbestos. Her former husband was exposed to products and equipment containing asbestos while working for defendant’s predecessor railway company in the 1970’s. Asbestos evidently adhered to his clothing, and then was transferred to […]

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When may an attorney represent in a new action a party adverse to former client he represented in previous actions?

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The short answer is the attorney may represent the new client against his old client when the new case does not involve matters substantially related to the prior representations. A “substantial relationship” exists where ” the attorney had a direct professional relationship with the former client in which the attorney provided legal advice and services […]

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