Guy W. Stilson

Guy W. Stilson

Low, Ball & Lynch

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Insurance Code §520 Requires Reversal of Prior Supreme Court Decision Upholding Insurance Policy Language Barring Post-Loss...

Fluor v Superior Court (Hartford) California Supreme Court (August 20, 2015) In 2003, the California Supreme Court ruled in Henkel Corp. v. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. (2003) 29 Ca.4th, 934, that a...more

9/1/2015 - Assignments Commercial General Liability Policies Indemnification Liability Insurance Long-Tail Claims Successors Third-Party Liability

When Can A Slanderous Facebook Posting Support Personal Jurisdiction?

Douglas Burdick v. The Superior Court of Orange County - Court Of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (January 14, 2015) - This case helps clarify when an Internet posting may be sufficient to support personal...more

1/27/2015 - Appeals Facebook Personal Jurisdiction Popular Slander Social Media Social Networks

Asbestos Alert: Failure To Recognize A Defendant’s Name Insufficient To Support Summary Judgment

Ganoe v. Metalclad Insulation Corp. - California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (July 21, 2014) - Metalclad was an insulation contractor. Mark Ganoe worked in Department 132 at Goodyear Tire &...more

8/19/2014 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Goodyear Wrongful Death

Asbestos Alert: Kesner v. Pneumo Abex, LLC

Employers Now Have Duty to Take-Home Exposure Plaintiffs - On May 15, 2014, the Court of Appeal answered a question which has been asked repeatedly since the Second District Court of Appeal published a decision in...more

5/22/2014 - Appeals Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Employer Liability Issues Take-Home Exposure

White Paper: Time Limits for Witness Depositions

In 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law (effective January 1, 2013) a bill that became Code of Civil Procedure section 2025.290. Subdivision (a) of the statute sets a seven hour maximum time limit for the...more

1/24/2014 - Court Appearances Depositions Witness

Asbestos Alert: A Single Exposure May Be “Substantial,” and Evidence of Lobbying Is Not Excluded Under The Noerr-Pennington...

The Court of Appeal has reversed a nonsuit in favor of Amcord based on an epidemiologist’s testimony that a hypothetical worker who poured a bag of gun plastic cement would be at an increased risk for developing mesothelioma....more

4/23/2013 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Liability Noerr-Pennington Doctrine Toxic Exposure

Asbestos Alert: Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc., et al. Ninth District Court of Appeals, Action #10-36142, 11-35020 (November 16,...

On March 25, 2013, the Ninth Circuit ordered that this case be reheard en banc. The hearing is currently expected to go forward during the week of June 24, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. A decision is expected within three...more

4/1/2013 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Daubert Hearing Evidence Expert Testimony

Asbestos Alert: District Court Judgment Reversed for Failure to Conduct Daubert Hearing Prior to Admitting Testimony of Plaintiff...

Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc., et al. Ninth District Court of Appeals, Action #10-36142, 11-35020 (November 16, 2012) _____F3d_____ In this case, the Ninth Circuit reversed a $10.2 million jury award in favor of...more


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