9th Circuit Reinstates Sophisticated Intermediary Asbestos Case

Mealey's (September 26, 2016, 12:38 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Recent California Supreme Court precedent shows that a federal judge erred in applying the sophisticated user doctrine, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel said in reinstating an asbestos case on Sept. 21 (Kimbra Gottschall, et al. v. General Dynamics Corp., et al., No. 14-15379, 14-15380, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 17248).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160928-020Z.)

Kimbra Gottschall filed suit in California state court against numerous entities whose conduct allegedly exposed Robert Gottschall to asbestos, causing his death from mesothelioma. Gottschall...
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