No. B232315.

220 Cal.App.4th 1270 (2013)

164 Cal. Rptr. 3d 112

ANNE PFEIFER, Individually and as Personal Representative, etc., Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JOHN CRANE, INC., Defendant and Appellant.

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

October 29, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett and Brian P. Barrow for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Farella Braun & Martel, John L. Cooper , Racheal Turner and Deborah K. Barron for Defendant and Appellant.

Fred J. Hiestand for the Civil Justice Association of California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.



William and Anne Pfeifer asserted claims for negligence, strict liability, and loss of consortium against John Crane, Inc. (JCI), alleging that its asbestos-laden products caused William Pfeifer's mesothelioma. During the trial, the court rejected JCI's proffered instructions regarding its "sophisticated user" defense, and directed a verdict on the defense...

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