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LAOSD Asbestos Cases

California Court of Appeal
Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Held that an automobile parts retailer was not liable for the death of both a man and his wife from complications associated with mesothelioma. He...
06/05/2019 B287831

Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht

United States Supreme Court
Product Liability, Drugs & Biotech
Clarified when federal law will preempt a state law claim that a drug manufacturer failed to warn consumers of a drug's risks. Held that this...
05/20/2019 17–290

Burch v. CertainTeed Corp.

California Court of Appeal
Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
In a product liability case, held that a manufacturer of asbestos-cement pipe was liable to a plumber who contracted mesothelioma following many years...
04/15/2019 A151633

Gibbons v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

United States Second Circuit
Product Liability, Drugs & Biotech
Affirmed the dismissal of product liability claims against the maker of a blood-thinning medicine that allegedly caused patients harm. Held that the...
03/26/2019 17‐2638

Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries

United States Supreme Court
Military Law, Product Liability, Admiralty
Revived a maritime tort lawsuit against manufacturers of turbines and other equipment for three Navy ships. Family members of two deceased Navy...
03/19/2019 17–1104

Deere and Co. v. Allstate Insurance Co.

California Court of Appeal
Product Liability, Insurance Law
In a coverage dispute between an insured and its insurers, held that the trial court erred in ruling in favor of the insurers on certain issues. The...
02/25/2019 A145170

Pappas v. Philip Morris, Inc.

United States Second Circuit
Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Reinstated a wife's pro se lawsuit against a cigarette manufacturer on behalf of the estate of her late husband, who died from smoking-related...
02/12/2019 17-3842-cv

In re Volkswagen Clean Diesel Litigation

United States Ninth Circuit
Product Liability, Attorney's Fees
Affirmed an order denying more than 240 motions for attorney fees filed by non-class counsel following a settlement reached in a product liability...
01/22/2019 17-16020

Jayone Foods v. Aekyung Industrial Co. Ltd.

California Court of Appeal
International Trade, Product Liability, Civil Procedure
Held that a Korean manufacturer/distributor of household products was subject to specific personal jurisdiction in California. The company was being...
01/22/2019 B282674

Robinson v. Davol Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Product Liability, Evidence
Held that an expert witness's testimony was properly excluded in a product liability case involving a medical device. The expert's novel theory about...
01/22/2019 17-2068