Pipe Maker: Asbestos Plaintiffs Want Radical Rewriting Of California Fraud Law
Mealey's (August 9, 2018, 2:48 PM EDT) -- OAKLAND, Calif. — Plaintiffs silently ask a court to meld failure-to-warn and fraud claims to “the point of indistinguishability,” a substantial change in California law they hope will allow them to manipulate verdicts for higher damages, an asbestos-pipe defendant told a California court July 13 (Michael B. Burch, et al. v. CertainTeed Corp, et al., Nos. A151644, A152252, Calif. App., 1st Dist.).
(CertainTeed’s reply and response available. Document #01-180829-004B.)
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