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HTMLCalifornia Court of Appeal Holds Intermediary’s Sophistication Not Sufficient, as a Matter of Law, to Avoid Supplier’s Liability for Injury to Product User
Mary Ellen Gambino; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 11, 2013, previously published on November 7, 2013
On October 29, 2013, the California Court of Appeal affirmed as proper a trial court’s refusal to give defendant John Crane, Inc.’s (Crane’s) requested jury instruction on the “sophisticated user” defense. In Anne Pfeifer, et al. v. John Crane, Inc., California Court...

 

HTMLCA Court of Appeal Requires Treating Physicians Be Designated as Experts When Testifying to Subjects Outside the Scope of a Treating Physician
Mary Ellen Gambino; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2011, previously published on November 7, 2011
In Dozier v. Shapiro, et al., Case No. B224316 (CA Dist. 2 Ct. App., Div. 1, September 27, 2011), the California Court of Appeal recently ruled that a plaintiff’s treating physician, who was converted to an expert witness, must have been disclosed as an expert witness per California Code of...

 

HTMLCA Court of Appeal Upholds Award of Defendant’s Expert Fees Under CCP § 998 Offer to Compromise
Mary Ellen Gambino; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2011, previously published on November 7, 2011
In Adams v. Ford Motor Company, No. B225791 (CA Dist. 2 Ct. App., Div. 1, September 29, 2011), plaintiffs alleged that decedent Richard Adams contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos as a result of working with asbestos-containing products, including Ford auto parts. Four years into the...