Loss Of Consortium Claim Arises At Time Of Exposure In Florida, Judge Says

Loss Of Consortium Claim Arises At Time Of Exposure In Florida, Judge Says

TAMPA, Fla. - Saying he "sympathized" with the plaintiffs, a federal judge July 10 said he nonetheless must "reluctantly" grant summary judgment on loss of consortium claims under Florida law because the couple was not married at the time of the husband's alleged exposure to asbestos (Mark Flomenhoft and Linda Flomenhoft v. Georgia-Pacific LLC and Union Carbide Corp., No. 12-2496, M.D. Fla.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96211).

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