O'Neil v. Crane Co., NO. B208225 - California Case Law
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O'Neil v. Crane Co., NO. B208225

In plaintiffs' action against the defendants on behalf of a decedent who died of mesothelioma, trial court's grant of defendants' motion for nonsuit is reversed where: 1) the component parts defense does not apply in this case where defendants made separate products with a specific purpose and use; and 2) defendants can be held strictly liable for injury caused  by dust emanating from replacement asbestos.  Finally, Taylor v. Elliot Turbomachinery Co., Inc. (2009) 171 Cal.App.4th 546 , was wrongly decided as its holding is contrary to the rule that a manufacturer is liable for the dangers of its product's components.   

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Appellate Information

Filed September 18, 2009


Opinion by Judge Mosk


For Appellant: Waters Kraus & Paul, Paul C. Cook, Michael B. Gurien

For Appelle:  K&L Gates, Raymond L. Gill, Robert E. Feyder, Geoffrey M. Davis