The case arose out of a household contact's exposure to beryllium brought home on the employee's cloths. At the time of the exposure, 30 years ago, the household contact was the fiance of the employee.
"The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit having certified to the Supreme Court the following question of law pursuant to Rule 2:12-1:Three States have adopted the rule that the employer's duty extends to household contacts who are not spouses, ie. children and parents of the employee.
And the Court having determined to accept the question as certified."
Does the premises liability rule set forth in Olivo v. Owens-Illinois, Inc., 186N.J. 394, 895 A.2d 1143 (2006), extend beyond providing a duty of care to the spouse of a person exposed to toxic substances on the landowner's premises, and, if so, what are the limits of that liability rule and the associated scope of duty?
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Case History (Google Scholar):
Schwartz v. ACCURATUS CORP., 118 A. 3d 347 - … - NJ: Supreme Court
Schwartz v. Accuratus Corp., 7 F. Supp. 3d 490 - 2014 - Dist. Court, ED
Schwartz v. ACCURATUS CORPORATION, 2014 - Dist. Court, ED