Snyder v. Superior Ct. (Caterpillar, Inc.), B197993
Petition for writ of mandate challenging dismissal of wrongful death action based on failure to comply with Los Angeles Superior Court Second Amended General Order 29, which requires identification of witnesses or documents connecting the real party to the asbestos-related death of decedent, is granted as General Order 29 conflicts with the work product doctrine in Code of Civil Procedure section 2018.030.
- Decided 12/18/2007
- Published 12/18/2007
California Court of Appeal
Keller, Fishback & Jackson, Daniel L. Keller, Stephen M. Fishback; Law Office of Bryce C. Anderson and Bryce C. Anderson, Brentwood, for Petitioners., Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, Kirk C. Jenkins, Steven D. Wasserman, Michael C. Scanlon, Jr., Reynold M. Martinez, Frederick D. Baker and Kelly J. Savage, San Francisco, for Real Party in Interest Caterpillar, Inc., Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, Howard L. Halm and Aide C. Ontiveros, Los Angeles, for Real Party in Interest Asbestos Corporation, Ltd., Tucker Ellis & West, Jean A. Hobart, Irvine, and Nathan T. Newman, Los Angeles, for Real Party in Interest Carrier Corporation., McKenna Long & Aldridge, William J. Sayers, Farah S. Nicol, and Margaret I. Johnson, Los Angeles, for Real Parties in Interest CertainTeed Corporation, Metalclad Insulation Corporation, Lennox Industries, Inc., and Maremont Corporation., Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Preston Gates Ellis, Robert E. Feyder, Los Angeles, Paul K. Stockman and Jennifer N. Hunt, Los Angeles, for Real Party in Interest Crane Co., Dillingham & Murphy, Jack C. Henning and Alice K. Loh, San Francisco, for Real Party in Interest Deere & Company., Gordon & Rees, Michael Pietrykowski and Don Willenburg, San Francisco, for Real Parties in Interest Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Ingersoll-Rand Company., Tropio & Morlan, Scott T. Tropio, Canoga Park, Christopher J. Hammond and Marisha N. McGaffee, for Real Party in Interest Tecumseh Products Company., Schiff Hardin, Yakov P. Wiegmann, Eliot S. Jubelirer and Kathleen A. Stimeling, San Francisco, for Real Party in Interest Union Pacific Railroad Company., Shook, Hardy & Bacon and Kevin Underhill, San Francisco, for Coalition for Litigation Justice, Inc., Association of California Insurance Companies, Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business Legal Foundation and National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies as Amici Curiae on behalf of Real Party in Interest Caterpillar, Inc., Schiff Hardin and Yakov P. Wiegmann, San Francisco, for Owens-Illinois, Inc. as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Real Party in Interest Caterpillar, Inc.
No appearance for Respondent.