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Plaintiffs Claim “No One Has Ever Identified a Safe Level of Exposure to Asbestos.” Cal/Osha Begs to Differ.

USA - January 11 2019 If you have been in an asbestos trial lately you have probably heard the claim that “no one has ever identified a safe level of exposure to asbestos…

James G. Scadden

Damages Limited to Policy Limits? Not Quite.

USA - January 8 2019 When a defendant dies before suit is filed, a California plaintiff can sue by naming the estate as defendant but serving the decedent’s insurer. The…

Don Willenburg

California to Apply Sharia Law in an Asbestos Exposure Case!…Sort Of

USA - November 14 2018 A judge in the Southern California coordinated asbestos matters issued an order applying Iranian law where all of a California plaintiff’s alleged…

James G. Scadden

Survivor (survival action): DOE and gratuitous care edition

USA - September 13 2018 In the recent decision Williams v. The Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack of Cal., a California Court of Appeal addressed four important topics that…

Solomon Pantuch

Come to me if you want to talk to me; plaintiffs can’t haul corporate representative to deposition in California

USA - September 6 2018 Alameda County has one of the most active asbestos dockets in California, with defendants from around the country. Recently, an Alameda judge ruled…