No. B227075.

BOBBY EVANS, as successor-in-interest, et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, Defendant and Cross-Appellant; LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER, Defendant and Cross-Respondent.

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

Filed September 24, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Levin Simes , William A. Levin , Laurel L. Simes ; Kaiser & Gornick, Jeffrey A. Kaiser ; The Ehrlich Law Firm, and Jeffrey Isaac Ehrlich for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Reed Smith ; Margaret M. Grignon ; McKenna Long & Aldridge, William J. Sayers , David K. Schultz and Mark S. Geraghty for Defendant and Appellant CertainTeed Corporation.

Carmen A. Trutanich , City Attorney, Richard M. Brown , General Counsel of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and Lisa S. Berger , Deputy City Attorney, for Defendant and Cross-Respondent Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

K & L, Robert E. Feyder ; K & L Gates, Nicholas P. Vari , Michael J. Ross ; and Fred J. Hiestand for Amicus Curiae Civil Justice Association of California.



This appeal arises from a "secondary or `take-home'" asbestos exposure case. (See, e.g. Campbell v. Ford Motor Co. (2012) 206 Cal.App.4th 15, 33.) A jury returned a verdict in favor of a plaintiff homemaker who suffered personal injuries caused by her exposure to asbestos dust carried home on her spouse's body and clothing from his work-place....

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