CALIFORNIA – Philip and Febi Mettias, husband and wife, both died of complications caused by mesothelioma. The decedents’ children (plaintiffs) filed suit against various defendants. As part of their allegations, the plaintiffs alleged Philip Mettias performed as many as 24 brake repairs with Bendix brakes, made by Honeywell and purchased at Pep Boys.
The jury returned a special verdict in favor of Honeywell and Pep Boys; the plaintiffs appealed on two contentions:
- The trial court erred in not giving general negligence instructions in addition to