No. 06-2632.

522 F.3d 55 (2008)

Emma FERNÁNDEZ-VARGAS, in representation of her Minor Son; C.J.P.F., Plaintiff, v. PFIZER (Parent Corporation); John Doe; and/or Fulano De Tal; ABC Insurance Company; Luis Adorno-Cabán, Defendants, and E.P.S., Minor; R.P.S. Minor represented by their Mother; Anabel Sánchez-Valle, Defendants/Cross-Claimants, Appellants, v. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cross-Defendant, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided April 3, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mireya Baltazar-Suazo, with whom Orlando I. Martínez-Garcia and Abogados de América Law Offices were on brief for appellants.

Mariela Rexach-Rexach, with whom Teresa M. Seda-Ramos and Schuster Aguilo LLP were on brief for appellees.

Before LIPEZ, Circuit Judge, BALDOCK, Senior Circuit Judge and HOWARD, Circuit Judge.

BALDOCK, Senior Circuit Judge.

Vital to our resolution of this appeal is an understanding of the controversy's extensive and convoluted procedural history. Our story begins in August 2003 when Luis Adorno-Cabán (Adorno) fatally shot Jaime Pagán-Avilés (Pagán). The unfortunate incident occurred while both men were working at Pfizer's facility in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. Pagán's common law wife, Emma Fernández-Vargas (Fernández),...

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