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Gordon & Rees Amicus Efforts Persuade Court to Rewrite Opinion on Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Payments

USA - January 27 2016 As a result of Gordon & Rees’ amicus efforts (through California defense counsel organizations), along with those of other amici, the Court of Appeal…

California Decision Rejects Longstanding Contractor Immunity from Strict Liability, Calls Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts “Collateral Sources”

USA - January 9 2016 A recent California decision has held for the first time that a contractor may be, in at least some circumstances, subject to strict liability for…

Settlement ducks determination of take-home, punitive damages questions

USA - October 16 2015 A settlement reached after oral argument at the California Court of Appeal will likely leave unresolved two questions: (1) whether the consumer…

No in-state dealings for years? No jurisdiction

USA - January 9 2015 We previously analyzed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Daimler A.G. v. Bauman and its effects on California personal jurisdiction law. We have…

James G. Scadden.

California Court rules: no jurisdiction over foreign parent corporations

USA - August 8 2014 This week in Young v. Daimler AG, the California Court of Appeal held that there is no general personal jurisdiction over foreign companies in…