A Sigh Of Relief For Calif. Manufacturers

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT) -- On July 9, 2013, the Second Appellate District of California Courts of Appeal handed down an opinion curtailing the pursuits of plaintiffs attempting to inflate their claims by dragging in manufacturers of products used in conjunction with, or in proximity of, an injurious product manufactured by another company.

In Sanchez v. Hitachi Koki Co. Ltd., 217 Cal. App. 4th 948 (2013), the California Appellate Court confirmed the application of, and refused to find an exception to, the California Supreme Court precedent in O’Neil v. Crane Co.,...
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