JOSEFA URIOSTEGUI VS AMERICAN IRON & METAL, ET AL.

# 11. Josefa Uriostegui v. American Iron & Metal, et al.

Case No.: 19STCV17793

Matter on calendar for: Motion to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice

Tentative ruling:

Plaintiff Josefa Uriostegui worked as a lab technician at Elite Optical Company from 1987 through 2017. During that time, she performed various tasks such as blocking, grinding, fining, polishing, and washing related to the manufacture of optical lenses. Plaintiff allegedly developed Biliary Cirrhosis, Systemic Sclerosis, and Raynaud’s Syndrome as a result of her exposure to various chemicals during that time-frame. Defendants are manufacturers and distributors of the chemicals or products.

The First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) alleges the following causes of action:

(1) General Negligence;

(2) Strict Liability—Warning Defect;

(3) Strict Liability—Design Defect;

(4) Fraudulent Concealment; and