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A Return to the Hotel California: Out of State Plaintiffs Must Bring Their Causation “Baggage” With Them

USA - July 15 2021 Out of state plaintiffs flock to California courts to take advantage of its laws, including its more relaxed causation standard for asbestos injuries…

Tyler Kirsch, Lance E. Shurtleff

California highlights burden on defendants seeking to apportion liability to co-defendants and non-parties

USA - June 2 2021 A California Court of Appeal has rejected a defense challenge that the defendant was assigned too high a percentage of liability (60%), because the…

Don Willenburg

There’s No Place Like Home: United States Supreme Court Reaffirms Daimler, Sends Out-of-State Plaintiffs Packing In Two Highly Anticipated Cases

USA - June 20 2017 The United States Supreme Court has issued two highly-anticipated personal jurisdiction decisions limiting suits against defendants who are not “at…

Colorado Marijuana Distributor Wins Battle in “First of Its Kind” Pesticide Exposure Lawsuit, But Is the War Just Beginning?

USA - April 11 2016 One of Colorado's largest marijuana distributors and growers, LivWell, Inc., successfully moved to dismiss a "first of its kind" class action lawsuit…

Shari I. Weintraub

California appellate court bucks national trend, allows plaintiff experts to opine that “every asbestos exposure is a substantial factor”

USA - March 4 2016 Courts from around the country have rejected efforts by plaintiff experts to testify that every asbestos exposure is a substantial factor in causing…