STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Calif. Court Grants Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Adjudication on Prima Facie Case in Acrylamide Coffee Suit

LOS ANGELES –– A California trial court has granted a plaintiff’s motion for summary adjudication of its prima facie case, ruling that the plaintiff has satisfied its burden of providing that there is no triable issue of fact as to whether the defendants intentionally exposed consumers to acrylamide in coffee.

In its April 20 finding, Judge Elihu M. Berle of the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County opined that, for a product such as coffee, the only “presumable use” is the consumption of it as a beverage, making it “indisputably” a form of exposure under the Health and ...

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