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Merrill v. Leslie Controls, Inc., No. B200006

In plaintiffs' products liability suit against defendants for injuries caused by exposure to asbestos-containing products aboard US Navy vessels, trial court's judgment in favor of the plaintiffs is reversed in where: 1) plaintiffs have not shown that defendant manufactured, supplied, or distributed the products which caused his exposure to asbestos; and 2) defendant is not liable in strict liability for failing to warn of the dangerous properties of those products or for a design defect in those products.     

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Filed November 17, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Kitching

Counsel
For Appellant: Simon, Eddins & Greenstone, Brian P. Barrow

For Appellee:  Gordon & Rees, James G. Scadden, Don Willenburg; Munger, Tolles & Olson, Mark H. Epstein, Paul J. Watford and Julie D. Cantor