Docket No. S029736.

10 Cal.4th 1185 (1995)

899 P.2d 905

43 Cal. Rptr.2d 836

NADINE L. PETERSON et al., Petitioners, v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Respondent; BANQUE PARIBAS et al., Real Parties in Interest.

Supreme Court of California.

August 21, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


McKay, Byrne & Graham, Gail D. Solo, John P. McKay, Esner, Marylander & Zakheim, Esner, Marylander, Zakheim & Higa, Billie Ann U. Higa and Stuart B. Esner for Petitioners.

Douglas Devries, Roland Wrinkle, Harvey R. Levine, Robert Steinberg, Thomas G. Stolpman, William D. Turley, Mary E. Alexander, Bruce Broillet, Wayne McClean, Leonard Sacks, Tony Tanke, Leonard Esquina, Steven J. Kleifield, David Rosen, Evan D. Marshall and Ian Herzog as Amici Curiae on behlaf of Petitioners.

No appearance for Respondent.

Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, Roy G. Weatherup, William O. Martin, Jr., Maureen Haight Gee, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, Paul E.B. Glad, Thomas Holden, Cheryl L. Dyer and Michael A. Mathews for Real Parties in Interest.

Fred J. Hiestand, Lord Day & Lord, Barrett Smith, Banks Brown, Sullivan, Roche & Johnson, Robert M. Cassel and James R. Englese as Amici Curiae on behalf of Real Parties in Interest.



In Becker v. IRM Corp. (1985) 38 Cal.3d 454 [213 Cal.Rptr. 213, 698 P.2d 116] (hereafter Becker), this court concluded that under California's products liability doctrine (which provides generally that manufacturers, retailers, and others in the marketing chain of a product are strictly...

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