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  • Hernandez v. Superior Court (2003) 112 Cal.App.4th 285 [4 Cal.Rptr.3d 883]

    Established the validity of case-management orders as a proper exercise of the trial court’s power to manage complex litigation.

  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff contended that he developed multiple myeloma (cancer of white blood cells) as a result of occupational exposures to pressroom chemicals when he worked as a printer at various facilities between 1983 and 1991. Plaintiff dismissed P&S Client, a manufacturer of coolant and lubricants, for a waiver of costs.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff alleged that he developed acute leukemia of ambiguous lineage as a result of occupational exposures to benzene while working in various metalworking facilities between 1979 and 2004. Plaintiff dismissed P&S client, a distributor of cutting fluids for waiver of costs.
  • Maxton v. Western States Metals
    Published opinion by the Court of Appeal establishing the availability of the component parts doctrine in California, which provides that the manufacturer of a component part is not liable for injuries caused by the finished product into which the component has been incorporated unless the component itself was defective and caused harm. (Maxton v. Western States Metals (2012) 203 Cal.App.4th 81 [136 Cal.Rptr.3d 630].)
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff alleged that he contracted pleural plaques and pleural thickening from exposure to asbestos and asbestos containing products while working at various land-based employment locations. Plaintiff dismissed P&S client for a mutual waiver of costs based upon P&S filed a motion for summary judgment.
  • Successful Defense
    Successfully represented large transportation company with multiple locations in multiple states in federal court class action for alleged violations of the American with Disabilities Act.
  • Smith v. Sunshine Child Care & Leasing Centers, Inc. (Jan. 30, 2008, B198169) [nonpub. opn.]
    The appellate court affirmed the trial court’s granting of summary judgment in favor of P&S client, a day-care center. In the underlying matter, plaintiff sued P&S client for wrongful termination.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff contended that he developed acute myelogenous leukemia, with trisomy 8, as a result of occupational exposure to toxic chemicals while working as a lithographic printer between 1984 and 1990. Plaintiff dismissed P&S Client, a manufacturer of roller washing solvent, for waiver of costs.
  • Maxton v. Western States Metals Metals (2012) 203 Cal.App.4th 81 [136 Cal.Rptr.3d 630]
    Established the availability of the component parts doctrine in California, which provides that the manufacturer of a component part is not liable for injuries caused by the finished product into which the component has been incorporated unless the component itself was defective and caused harm.
  • Poplawski v Abacus Roof Corp. et al.
    Directed Verdict after 12 days of trial in living mesothelioma case where Plaintiff claimed contractor performed certain functions that exposed him to respirable asbestos fibers and failed to warn of potential harm. (Poplawski v Abacus Roof Corp. et al. (Los Angeles County Case No. BC 550770)
  • Pierson v. Philips Medical Systems (July 19, 2011, B221488) [nonpub. opn.]
    Affirmed summary judgment in favor of P&S client in a product liability/medical device matter after P&S demonstrated a lack of evidence supporting Plaintiff’s claims.
     
  • Reduced Monies Owed
    Plaintiffs contended that their decedent developed lung cancer as a result of occupational exposure to toxic chemicals while working at a homecare and cosmetics manufacturing plant between 1970 and 1999. P&S represented manufacturer of chemical mixing machinery. The trial court sustained P&S's demurrer without leave to amend under component parts doctrine.