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California Supreme Court declines review of asbestos take-home exposure case

January 21, 2015

The California Supreme Court denied the petition for review.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief supporting review

December 05, 2014

In its amicus letter, the U.S. Chamber urged the California Supreme Court to grant Kaiser Gypsum's petition for review. The letter argued that allowing strict liability plaintiffs to assert claims against manufacturers who owe them no duty would invite a new wave of asbestos litigation in California. Furthermore, review would allow the Court to resolve fully the key issues concerning take-home asbestos exposure liability by addressing the lower courts' erroneous rulings that duty is not an element of a strict liability claim.

Fred A. Rowley, Jr. of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP served as counsel to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center in this case.

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