California Top Court Rejects Component Parts Doctrine In Materials Suppliers’ Case

(June 24, 2016, 2:17 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The component parts doctrine does not insulate materials suppliers from liability for injuries arising from the intended use of those materials where the products were not incorporated into a different or finished product, the California Supreme Court affirmed June 23 (Flavio Ramos, et al. v. Brenntag Specialties Inc., et al., No. S218176, Calif. Sup.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160706-018Z.)

After doctors diagnosed metal foundry worker Flavio Ramos with interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, he and his wife sued numerous companies who supplied products to the foundry,...
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