POOLE & SHAFFERY WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF SUPPLIER DEFENDANT
Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
Poole & Shaffery recently scored another win when its motion for summary judgment was granted. In Rosa Pena De Molina, et al. v. Does 1 through 100, et al. (Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BC611416), the plaintiffs alleged that their decedent died after developing interstitial lung disease as a result of occupational exposure to toxic chemicals while working for Lucky Glass, Inc. (“Lucky Glass”) from 1993 to 2014. Plaintiffs alleged that Poole & Shaffery’s clients supplied glass products to Lucky Glass that were used by him and by coworkers and caused a release of toxic chemicals that was then purportedly inhaled and/or absorbed by Decedent. Poole & Shaffery argued in the motion that the plaintiffs had no evidence establishing that the products supplied by Poole & Shaffery’s clients were manipulated in such a way to cause an aerosolization release of purported toxins. Poole & Shaffery further argued that the plaintiffs could not establish that Decedent’s alleged exposure to the products was sufficient to contribute to the risk of developing interstitial lung disease. The Court agreed and granted Poole & Shaffery’s motion. Subsequently, the Court granted similar motions brought by other defendants in the case.