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Anderson v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp.
Citation:53 Cal.3d 987, 810 P.2d 549, 281 Cal.Rptr. 528
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Carl Anderson (plaintiff) was an electrician who worked on a shipyard from 1941 to 1976. Anderson worked in the vicinity of people who removed and installed insulation products aboard ships. In 1984, Anderson filed a strict products liability suit against Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation (“Owens-Corning”) (defendants). He alleged that he contracted asbestosis and other lung ailments through exposure to Owens-Corning’s products at the shipyard. The trial court granted a verdict in favor of Owens-Corning. However, the trial court then granted a new trial. On appeal, the parties argued on appeal the issue of admissibility of state-of-the-art evidence.
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