Appeals court revives N.J. widow's 6-year-old lawsuit against Union Carbide

The widow of a man who says he died of an asbestos-related illness after working at a New Jersey chemical plant for 40 years has grounds to sue Union Carbide, an appeals court ruled.

A trial court had previously awarded summary judgment in favor of the chemical giant, saying there wasn’t enough proof to prove Willis Edenfield was exposed to asbestos.

News of the appeals court’s ruling was first reported by Law360. 

Willis Edenfield learned he had mesothelioma in October 2010 and died three months later, the report said.

His widow, Thomasina Fowler, filed a wrongful death suit in Middlesex County Superior Court in …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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