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Mattis v. Carlon Elec. Prods.

The court approves a district court award of damages to an individual who was diagnosed with reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) after inhaling cement fumes. The court first holds that the expert testimony offered by the...

Anthony v. Chevron, USA, Inc.

The court affirms a district court holding that individuals failed to provide sufficient evidence of causation and damages to reach the jury on either water or soil pollution claims brought against an oil company. The individuals own...

Bonner v. ISP Technologies, Inc.

The court affirms a district court decision upholding a jury verdict ordering the manufacturer of an organic cleaning solvent to pay an assembly line worker $2.2 million in damages for injuries she sustained after being sprayed with the...

In re Collins

The court denies individuals' petition for a writ of mandamus directing a judicial panel on multidistrict litigation to remand the individuals' punitive damages claims for asbestos exposure for trial together with their personal injury...

Bielicki v. Terminix Int'l Co.

The court upholds a jury verdict awarding punitive damages to three individuals who suffered injuries after the employee of a pest control company sprayed toxic pesticides in the individuals' workplace while they were working. Under New...

Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Superior Court of San Bernardino County

The court holds that a trial court improperly certified as a class residents of a community that alleged that several manufacturers contaminated a portion of their city's groundwater. The residents sought a court-supervised medical...

Boughton v. Cotter Corp.

The court holds that plaintiffs in a toxic tort case were not entitled at trial to be certified as a class for medical monitoring, to depose an attorney for the defendant uranium mill, or to present evidence of their fear of contracting...