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Dissolved corporation can’t escape liability, meso plaintiffs tell California court
6/3/2011 COMMENTS (0)
June 3 (Westlaw Journals) – The surviving family members of a boiler tender who died from mesothelioma have argued in a California appeals court that a trial judge wrongfully granted summary judgment to a dissolved corporation they are suing.
“A corporation which is dissolved nevertheless continues to exist for the purpose of … defending actions by or against it,” the plaintiffs say in a brief filed with the 1st District Court of Appeal.
They base their argument on language in Cal. Corp. Code § 2010(a).
The appeal stems from a suit brought by the family of Douglas Robinson, who died from mesothelioma after working for 30 years at a fruit cannery in Modesto, Calif.
The boilers Robinson worked on were made by National Dynamics Corp., later known as SSW Inc. SSW, a Nebraska corporation licensed to do business in California, dissolved in 2002.
The family sued SSW, among other companies, in the San Francisco County Superior Court in 2006.