Rejecting a Union Carbide defense for the second time, a 4th District Court of Appeal panel ruled that bulk suppliers of asbestos are required to give the public adequate safety warnings — even if they don’t sell asbestos directly to the public.

Late last month, a 4th DCA panel unanimously overturned a Palm Beach Circuit judge who ruled that the standard jury instructions for product liability suits did not apply in an asbestos case against Houston-based Union Carbide.

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