|Contact Info||Telephone: 415.625.9331|
|University ||University of California, Irvine, B.A., 2006|
|Law School||Loyola Law School, J.D., 2011|
|Admitted||2011, California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California|
Eimi Watanabe is an associate in the San Francisco office whose practice focuses on Toxic Tort.
Round Three: California Appellate Courts Home in on Duty of Care in Household Asbestos Exposure
Duty of Care in Second-hand Asbestos Exposure
July 1, 2014
A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal for the Second District holds that a landowner owes no duty of care to a third party who was exposed to asbestos through a person who worked on the landowner’s premises, where the only cause of action is for premises liability. This decision came just over two weeks after the First District held that an employer owed a duty of care to a third party for exposure to asbestos through contact with its employee where the foreseeability of harm was substantial, based on negligence and products liability.
California Court of Appeal Overturns Nonsuit Granted in Household Exposure Asbestos Case Where Trial Court’s Decision Was Based on Campbell v. Ford Motor Co.
Duty of Care to Third Party for Exposure to Asbestos
June 3, 2014
In weighing the foreseeability of harm as a significant factor, the California Court of Appeal found that there is a high degree of foreseeability of harm from take-home asbestos exposure to those whose contact with an employer’s workers “ is not merely incidental, such as members of their household or long-term occupants of the residence.”
Insurance Agency Risk Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Avoiding E&O Claims
Additional Insureds and Related Topics
December 17, 2012
Product Liability Newsletter
Noteworthy Developments in Product Liability Law
Specialty Profession Services Contributes to Agents of America e-Book, Insurance Agency Risk Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Avoiding E&O Claims
January 16, 2012
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The Hague Convention: Defending a Japanese Company in U.S. PL Litigation
Eimi Watanabe, November 8, 2014
Japan is currently the fourth-largest U.S. trading partner, exporting on average, $130 billion in goods to the United States each year. More than half of all of those goods are manufactured products in the form of vehicles or machinery, making Japanese companies subject to a significant exposure in...
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