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Appellate Practice

Jun. 10, 2016

Weekly Appellate Report Podcast #7: Baral v. Schnit; Ramos v. Brenntag

This week's guests, M.C. Sungaila (Haynes and Boone), Gerald Sauer (Sauer & Wagner), and James Wagstaffe (Kerr & Wagstaffe) weigh in on two Cal. Supreme Court cases that have opin-ions filing imminently; one with massive stakes for defense attorneys involving the component parts doctrine, and the other further outlining anti-SLAPP contours.

This week's episode reckons with two imminent rulings from the California Supreme Court, which deal with issues of tort liability and anti-SLAPP litigation

M.C. Sungaila will speak on Ramos v. Brenntag Specialties, et al, which addresses tort liability of raw suppliers and will illuminate the limits of the component parts doctrine, and likely the related sophisticated intermediary doctrine.

Then we'll hear opposing viewpoints from attorneys involved in the case of Baral v. Schnitt (Gerald Sauer and James Wagstaffe), an anti-SLAPP matter. There, the critical question is whether pled causes of action can be parsed by way of an anti-SLAPP motion so that allegations in the claims that wouldn't withstand an anti-SLAPP motion on their own can be disposed of.

Don't forget that CLE credit is available once you've listened to the show; find the link below and take a short true/false test for one hour of credit.

Brian Cardile

Rulings Editor, Podcast Host, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reporter

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