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Shields v. Hennessey Industries, Inc., A130213

In consolidated actions alleging that the defendant's machine for shaping brake linings that were manufactured by others and that contained asbestos fibers that were dangerously released into the air by the normal action of the defendant's machine, the trial court's judgment on the pleadings in favor of the defendant is reversed, where the plaintiffs pleaded viable causes of action for negligence and strict liability for purposes of overcoming a motion for judgment on the pleadings.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/30/2012
  • Published 04/30/2012



  • California Court of Appeal