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Issue 77 | October 2014
Disclaimer: The articles contained herein are intended for general information purposes only. Nothing contained in this document is legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as such.
Diesel Exhaust Emissions: A New Liability

In August 2014, Dorata Nigro won a landmark job-related death claim before the Workers Compensation Board regarding the death of her husband, Anthony Nigro. Mr. Nigro was a bus mechanic with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York for 28 years and was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012, shortly after his retirement. Dorata Nigro claimed that her husband's lung cancer was a result of his occupational exposure to diesel exhaust emissions.

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By: John H. Shaffery
California Court to Decide Whether Coffee May Cause Cancer

Raphael Metzger and Kenneth Holdren, of The Metzger Law Group, are currently engaged in a bench trial in a Proposition 65 action against several major coffee companies including Starbucks, Peet's Coffee & Tea, and Seattle Coffee Co.

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By: Jaion Chung
Summary Judgment for the Bulk Supplier to a Sophisticated Buyer

There continues to be a lively debate, among the trial and appellate courts of California, as to whether or not a defendant who merely supplies raw materials for use in its customer's manufacturing processes may be sued by the end user of the finished product.

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By: John F. Grannis