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Weekly Law Resume - May 23, 2013: Insurers May Exercise the Attorney-Client Privilege On Behalf of Dissolved Corporate Insured

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Mary Melendrez et al., v. Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles - COURT OF APPEAL, SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT (April 30, 2013) - Petitioners and Plaintiffs Mary Melendrez, individually and...more

California Supreme Court Holds Suits Against Dissolved Foreign Corporations Subject to Survival Statutes of State of Incorporation

by Cozen O'Connor on

Greb v. Diamond International Corp., __ Cal.4th __, __ Cal. Rptr.4th __ (February 21, 2013) In a victory for liability insurers against the asbestos plaintiffs’ bar, the California Supreme Court ruled in Greb v. Diamond...more

Asbestos Alert: Supreme Court Clarifies When Dissolved Corporations May Be Sued Greb v Diamond International Corp...

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Dissolved corporations are frequently sued after their dissolution has taken place in an effort to reach insurance policy coverage for the claim being made. California has a statute, Corporation Code §2010, which does not...more

Asbestos Alert: Corporations Formed Other than in California Which Have Dissolved May Be Able to Win Summary Judgment in...

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Robinson v. SSW, Inc. California Court of Appeal, First District (September 21, 2012) Douglas Robinson died from mesothelioma and his family filed a wrongful death action. SSW, Inc., a Nebraska corporation, sought...more

Extent of Non-Debtor Parent Exposure Under Channeling Injunctions

Originally published in New York Law Journal - Volume 247—NO. 85, Thursday, May 3, 2012. On April 10, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in In re Quigley issued an opinion adopting a narrow...more

Alien Tort Statute Development

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Since we blogged about the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 10-1491, we figured we owe our readers an update about a significant status change. As we mentioned before, the Court...more

Foreign Corporation's Mere Awareness That Its Products May Ultimately End Up In a Forum State Is Not Sufficient Contact to Support...

In Dow Chemical Canada ULC v. Superior Court, 2011 WL 6382110 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. Dec. 21, 2011), the California Court of Appeal, Second District, held that “plac[ing] products into the stream of commerce in a foreign country...more

Experts Offering Evidence of Corporate Intent, Ethics, And The Like

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Returning from the ALI meeting, Bexis had sitting in his inbox the final hard copies of update 14 for his Drug/Device products liability book. For those of you that use Bexis' book, that means there's more to use, but for...more

Third Party "Alter Ego" Subpoena Quashed

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada quashed a third party subpoena on a bank because the subpoena was overbroad. Plaintiffs sued a series of individuals and corporate entities for construction defects, fraud...more

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