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The Supreme Court has indicated that the filing of a written opinion in the following case(s) is forthcoming. At the filing time designated below, the filed opinion(s) will be accessible at the judicial branch web site . .
MYERS v. PHILLIP MORRIS, INC.
S095213 Argued in San Francisco 5-07-02
Request by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for the answer to a certified question of state law pursuant to rule 29.5 of the California Rules of Court. The certified question is: “Do the amendments to Civil Code section 1714.45 that became effective on January 1, 1998, apply to a claim that accrued after January 1, 1998, but which is based on conduct that occurred prior to January 1, 1998?”
The question whether these amendments to Civil Code section 1714.45, which removed the immunity from products liability actions previously accorded tobacco manufacturers, apply to a claim that accrued prior to January 1, 1998, is before the court in Naegele v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., S090420 (#00-129).
NAEGELE v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO
S090420 Argued in San Francisco 5-07-02
This case concerns whether the 1997 amendment to Civil Code section 1714.45, removing the immunity from products liability actions previously accorded tobacco manufacturers, applies retroactively.
Opinion(s) in the above case(s) will be filed on:
Monday, August 5, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.
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