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California Court of Appeals considers presumption of causation in asbestos litigation

February 03, 2012

The California Court of Appeals dismissed the Crull appeal at the plaintiff's request.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief

March 03, 2011

NCLC urged a California appeals court to hold that courts cannot presume that exposure to asbestos caused a plaintiff's cancer without evidence that a company's products failed to protect the plaintiff from asbestos exposure. In its brief, NCLC argued that imposing undue liability on respirator manufacturers may adversely impact public health and safety, and that a plaintiff must prove that a design defect caused the plaintiff's injury. This case is the latest chapter in the trial bar's endless search for solvent defendants in asbestos litigation.

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