Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Richard M. Grant , Brayton Purcell LLP, Novato, CA, argued the cause and filed the briefs for the plaintiffs-appellants. With him on the briefs was Lloyd F. LeRoy , Brayton Purcell LLP, Novato, CA.
Daniel J. Kelly , Tucker Ellis LLP, San Francisco, CA, argued the cause and filed the brief for defendant-appellee Huntington Ingalls Incorporated.
Edward R. Hugo , Hugo Parker, LLP, San Francisco, CA, argued the cause and filed the brief for defendant-appellee Bath Iron Works Corporation. With him on the brief were James C. Parker and Charles S. Park , Hugo Parker, LLP, San Francisco, CA.
Before: ALEX KOZINSKI, DIARMUID F. O'SCANNLAIN, and JAY S. BYBEE, Circuit Judges.
O'SCANNLAIN, Circuit Judge:
We must decide whether two naval warships are "products" for the purposes of strict products liability and whether a genuine issue of fact exists as to whether asbestos-containing materials originally installed upon such ships caused a decedent's injuries.
In the 1960s, James McIndoe...
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