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Court of Appeal Affirmatively Establishes the Components of the Component
A recent unanimous decision by a California appellate court reversed summary
judgment in favor of a defendant in a benzene exposure case after finding
that the defendant failed to satisfy the first element of the component
Processed Meats May Become a Focal Point for Future Proposition 65 Litigation
In October 2015, the World Health Organization ("WHO") released
a study finding that processed meats such as salami and bacon can increase
the likelihood of colorectal cancer in humans. As a result of these findings,
the State of California is reportedly analyzing whether processed meats
fall within the purview of California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic
Enforcement Act of 1986 ("Prop 65"). However, in spite of the
findings in the WHO study, processed meats may be exempt from the labeling
requirements of Prop 65, even if they do fall within the purview of Prop 65.
Featured Asbestos Verdict: Fishbain v. Colgate-Palmolive, et al.
On November 2, 2015 a jury reached a defense verdict on behalf of remaining
defendants Whittaker, Clark & Daniels and Shulton, Inc. Plaintiffs
alleged that Linda Fishbain developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure
to asbestos-contaminated talc contained in Cashmere Bouquet and Desert
Flower talcum powder products.