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California Appeals Court Breaks with Ninth Circuit, Accepts Government-Contractor Defense in Asbestos Liability Suit
Topic: Civil Justice Reform
By Thomas J. LoSavio, a Partner with Low, Ball & Lynch in the firm’s San Francisco, CA office.
Legal Opinion Letter, February 10, 2017, 2 pages
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Publication Summary:

A California state appeals court recently upheld an asbestos-liability targetís government-contractor defense despite the commercial availability of the defendantís product at the time of the alleged injury.