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Sophisticated User Defense Does Not Extend to Salesman

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Richard Moran III v. Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (April 13, 2016) - In 2008, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that the “sophisticated user” defense...more

Louisiana Federal Court Rejects Expert Testimony Tying Gasoline to AML

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Underscoring the importance of the distinction between a product and its component parts, a federal court in Louisiana refused to allow expert testimony that exposure to gasoline caused acute myeloid leukemia (“AML”) in a...more

Was Asbestos Used in Your Drilling Mud Program?

by Baker Donelson on

With the bankruptcy of dozens of traditional defendants in asbestos litigation, plaintiffs' attorneys have been creative in pursuing claims in previously untapped areas. One such area is alleged oilfield worker exposure via...more

Sands Through the Hourglass or the Next Big Tort?

by Robert Smith on

This article discusses hydraulic fracturing, the technology, and the initial litigation related to the activity....more

Felecita Del Carmen Canas, et al v. Centerpoint Energy

Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law on the Filed Tariff Doctrine and how it Does not Protect a Gas Utility from Tort Liability

by Alan Winograd on

Felecita Del Carmen Canas was burned alive in a gas explosion. She left three orphans. Millions and millions of underground pipelines transport gas from public utility companies to our homes, schools and businesses. Most of...more

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