No. B229109.

202 Cal.App.4th 1316 (2012)

136 Cal. Rptr. 3d 437

RACHEL FLORES et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. KMART CORPORATION, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Five.

January 25, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

The Arkin Law Firm, Sharon J. Arkin ; Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason, Jack K. Clapper , Steven J. Patti , Christine A. Renken ; Farrise Firm and Simona A. Farrise for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Pond North, Frank D. Pond , Previn A. Wick and Anosheh Azarmsa for Defendant and Respondent.




Under federal bankruptcy law, the discharge of liability for an unliquidated, contingent or unmatured claim can bar a suit to collect a debt. (11 U.S.C. §§ 101(2), 524(a), 1141(d)(1)(A).)1 In this case, Martin Flores, according to the first amended complaint, was exposed to asbestos in 1989 while performing construction work in a store operated by...

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