California Top Court Won’t Review Grinding Machine Asbestos-Liability Ruling

Mealey's (August 25, 2016, 1:36 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court on Aug. 24 declined a motion seeking review of an appellate ruling holding that a grinding machine’s inevitable use with third-party asbestos-containing automobile brakes creates potential liability under strict liability and negligence theories, according to its docket (Renee Rondon, et al. v. Hennessy Industries Inc., Nos. S234839, Calif. Sup.).

After Frank Rondon contracted mesothelioma, he filed a strict liability and negligence claim in the Alameda County Superior Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. Defendant...
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