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Webb v. Special Electric Co., Inc., 209927

In a personal injury action brought against a raw asbestos supplier for failing to warn plaintiff about the danger, which raises a question about the extent of a supplier's duty to warn when it supplies a hazardous raw material for use in making a finished product, and implicates a defense known as the sophisticated intermediary doctrine, the Court of Appeal's judgment, that the trial court's JNOV ruling in favor of defendant was impermissibly premature, is affirmed where, because substantial evidence supports the jury's verdict, and defendant did not have a complete defense as a matter of law, the entry of JNOV was unjustified.

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  • Decided
  • Published 2016/05/23




  • California Court of Appeal


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