Guy Stilson

Asbestos Alert! Analysis of Robinson v SSW, Inc.

This is an analysis of an asbestos wrongful death case where the claim was defeated because the defendant non-California corporate entity had dissolved. The court of appeal held that although California law contains a provision…more

| Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Personal Injury

Asbestos Alert! Analysis of Dixon v. Ford Motor Company

Analysis of Maryland appellate case regarding 'substantial factor' anslysis in asbestos litigation. Testimony of plaintiff expert Dr. Laura Welch was thrown out by the Court of Appeal (reversing the lower court) because her…more

| Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Personal Injury

Asbestos Alert! Analsys of Casey v. Perini Corporation

Analysis of asbestos personal injury case. Plaintiff worked alongside Perini employees on a building construction site and later sued for asbestos-related injuries. Perini moved for summary judgment, claiming plaintiff could not…more

| Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Personal Injury

Bettencourt v Hennessy Analysis

Analysis of California Court of Appeal decision in Bettencourt v Hennessy Industries. Hennessy made an arc grinding machine that, while it did not contain asbestos, was commonly used in a way that caused the release of asbestos…more

| Products Liability, Toxic Torts, Personal Injury
Amberger-Warren v City of Piedmont

City of Piedmont's Respondent's Brief

Plaintiff was injured while on a paved walkway inside a publicly owned dog park and sued the City of Piedmont, California. Plaintiff claimed the walkway's design made it unreasonably dangerous and that a lack of maintenance made…more

| Civil Remedies, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Commercial

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