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Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Texas Court: Asbestos Risk Doubling Standard Doesn't Apply To Premises Owner

HOUSTON - Plaintiffs need not demonstrate a doubling of risk of disease where the claims involve exposure solely at a premises owner's facility, a Texas appeals court said Dec 19 while finding that sufficient evidence supports the conclusion that the defendant controlled a worksite and knew generally of the danger of asbestos (Union Carbide Corp., et al. v Oscar Torres, et al., No. 13-10-00325-CV, Texas. App., 13th Dist.).
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