No. B247080.

233 Cal.App.4th 1191 (2015)

WILFREDO VELASQUEZ, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. CENTROME, INC., Defendant and Respondent.

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

January 30, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Metzger Law Group, Raphael Metzger , Kimberly A. Miller , Kathryn A. Saldana , Kenneth A. Holdren ; Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett and Brian P. Barrow for Plaintiff and Appellant.

The Hastings Appellate Project, Gary A. Watt , Stephen Tollafield , Tiffany J. Gates ; People for the American Way, Deborah Liu; ACLU Foundation of Southern California and Jennifer Pasquarella as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

National Immigration Law Center, Linton Joaquin , Karen C. Tumlin , Joshua Stehlik ; California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation and Della Barnett as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

The Consumer Attorneys of California, Arbogast Law and David M. Arbogast as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

The Amicus Project at Southwestern Law School, Ryan Abott and Matthew Graham as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Horvitz & Levy, David M. Axelrad , Bradley S. Pauley ; Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, Peter L. Garchie , Ruben Tarango ; Sedgwick, Craig S. Barnes and Robert Kum for Defendant and Respondent.


Plaintiff and appellant Wilfredo Velasquez appeals from a judgment after jury trial of his product-related personal injury action. Velasquez alleged his lung disease was caused by workplace exposure to a chemical compound, diacetyl, that was distributed by defendant and respondent Centrome, Inc., doing business...

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