Noteworthy Calif. Asbestos Cases Of The Past Year

Law360, New York (September 26, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT) -- Within the past 12 months, California’s appellate courts, including its highest court of appeal, the California Supreme Court, issued three opinions important to the toxic tort practitioner: O’Neil v. Crane (holding that in asbestos litigation, equipment manufacturers are not liable for injuries caused by asbestos-containing replacement parts); Davis v. Foster Wheeler (holding that contradictory deposition testimony from the same witness does not create a fact dispute for summary judgment purposes and that contractors who merely work with asbestos containing products on multi-employer jobsites are not liable for...
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