Danila Toscano

Danila Toscano

Sedgwick LLP

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California Federal District Court Grants Partial Dismissal to Suit Alleging Violations of the Endangered Species Act

Earlier this month, a federal district court in California partially granted motions to dismiss a second amended complaint filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Pesticide Action Network alleging that the...more

9/3/2014 - Critical Habitat Endangered Species Act EPA Fish and Wildlife Service Jurisdiction Motion to Dismiss National Marine Fisheries Service Pesticides Statute of Limitations

CA Appellate Courts: Secondary Exposure Claims Permitted Against Product Manufacturers, But Not Premises Owners

Two California Courts of Appeal recently decided cases that will significantly impact secondary asbestos exposure claims in California. The result is that premises owners have no duty to protect family members of workers on...more

7/7/2014 - Appeals Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Manufacturers Negligence Toxic Exposure

Court of Appeal Affirms Dismissal of Cases Brought by Foreign Banana Farm Workers Claiming Exposure to Chemicals Rendered Them...

On March 7, 2014, the California Court of Appeal in Los Angeles put an end to years of toxic tort litigation by affirming a trial court’s ruling to grant petitions for writ of error coram vobis, affirming dismissal of a case...more

5/1/2014 - Bodily Injury Chemicals Dismissals Dole Food Farm Workers Farms Food Supply Toxic Exposure

Delayed Discovery Cannot Cure Defective Pre-Litigation Investigations for Proposition 65 Suits

A California appellate court recently determined that a consumer group’s failure to conduct required pre-litigation investigations of several restaurant chains’ alleged Proposition 65 violations warranted dismissal of the...more

4/1/2014 - Discovery Dismissals Preemption Proposition 65 Safe Harbors

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