9th Circuit Stays Sophisticated User Doctrine Asbestos Case

(December 18, 2015, 1:42 PM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 12 stayed consideration of an asbestos case involving the sophisticated user doctrine pending the outcome of two California Supreme Court cases (Kimbra Gottschall, et al. v. General Dynamics Corp., et al., No. 14-15379, 14-15380, 9th Cir.).

(Order available. Document #01-160106-003R.)

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 claimed that the decedent suffered his exposure while serving...
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