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Calif. Supreme Court Schedules Oral Arguments in Component Parts Dispute

SAN FRANCISCO –– The California Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in the appeal of an intermediate appellate court order which held that the component parts doctrine does not shield a supplier from liability where a plaintiff allegedly suffered a direct injury from using the product as intended.

In an April 1 docket entry, the state high court said it will hear arguments relating to the matter on May 4 at 9:00 a.m.

In a March 2014 ruling, the 2nd District California Court of Appeal disagreed with Maxton v. Western States Metals (2012, 203 Cal.App.4th 81), which states that the ...

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