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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
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.
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.