Court of Appeals of Ohio
575 N.E.2d 228 (1990)
Mar-Bal, Inc. (Mar-Bal) (defendant) was a plastics manufacturer. As part of its operation, Mar-Bal had employees that used methylene chloride (solvent) to clean Mar-Bal’s equipment at its plant. The solvent caused various health problems when inhaled or absorbed through the skin at high doses, and Mar-Bal was aware that certain safety precautions needed to be taken in order to ensure its employees were safe from exposure. Nevertheless, Mar-Bal had its employees use the solvent without the proper protective equipment and even had employees wash their hands using the solvent. After suffering health problems, a group of employees who were members of the Ailiff family (solvent employees) (plaintiffs) brought an intentional-tort action against Mar-Bal. At trial, a motion for a directed verdict was granted in favor of Mar-Bal. The solvent employees appealed the decision.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Ford, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 221,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.