Calif. Appellate Court Scheduled to Hear Arguments Relating to Trial Preference in Asbestos Case

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SAN FRANCISCO –– A California appellate court is scheduled to address a trial preference dispute in an asbestos case, in the wake of a trial court’s refusal to comply with an alternative writ of mandate asking it to vacate its order denying such preference.

Oral arguments in the matter are scheduled for Jan. 23 before the California Court of Appeal, First District, Division Two, sources told HarrisMartin.

The underlying asbestos claims were asserted on behalf of David Ellis, who allegedly developed asbestos-related kidney cancer and asbestos-related pleural disease as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing products. The plaintiffs moved …


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