HUMBLE SAND & GRAVEL, INC. v. GOMEZ, 01-0652
Judgment in favor of plaintiff's product liability suit is reversed and remanded to determine whether a supplier of flint used for abrasive blasting had a duty to warn its customers' employees that inhalation of silica dust can be fatal.
- Argued 10/30/2002
- Decided 09/17/2004
- Published 09/17/2004
Justice HECHT delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice OWEN, Justice JEFFERSON, Justice SMITH, Justice WAINWRIGHT, and Justice BRISTER joined.
Richard O. Faulk, Gardere & Wynne, Houston, for Amicus Curiae American Chemistry Council., J. Wade Birdwell, Wallach Andrews Florsheim & Stouffer, P.C., Fort Worth, for Amicus Curiae Texas Association of Defense., Dan Lambe, Austin, for Amicus Curiae Texas Watch., Joe Michael Dodson, Dodson Law Office, P.C., Beaumont, P. Michael Jung, Strasburger & Price, L.L.P., Dallas, for petitioner.
Bob K. Monk, Lance P. Bradley, McPherson MonkHughes Bradley Wimberley, Port Arthur, Darren Brown, John Andrew Cowan, Greg Thompson, Provost & Umphrey, Beaumont, Robert E. White, Childs Bishop & White, Odessa, Stephen D. Susman, Susman Godfrey, L.L.P., Houston, for respondent.