Merrill v. Leslie Controls, Inc., No. B200006

By FindLaw Staff on September 28, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In plaintiff's products liability lawsuit for injuries caused by exposure to asbestos-containing products aboard United States Navy vessels, trial court's judgment for plaintiffs is reversed where plaintiffs have not shown that defendant manufactured, supplied, or distributed the products which caused his exposure to asbestos.  Therefore, under Taylor v. Elliott Turbomachinery Co., Inc. (2009) 171 Cal. App. 4th 546, defendant is not liable in strict liability for failing to warn of the dangerous properties of those products or for a design defect in those products.     

Read Merrill v. Leslie Controls, Inc., No. B200006

Appellate Information

Filed September 25, 2009


Opinion by Judge Kitching


For Appellant:  Simon, Eddins & Greenstone, Brian P. Barrow for Plaintiffs and Appellants

For Appelle:  Gordon & Rees, James G. Scadden, Don Willenburg; Munger, Tolles & Olson, Mark H. Epstein, Paul J. Watford and Julie D. Cantor for Defendant and Appellant Leslie Controls, Inc.

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