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Appellate Cases

Mr. Metzger has successfully litigated several cases in California state courts and federal courts within California:

Arnold v. The Dow Chemical Company (2001) 91 Cal. App.4th 698, 110 Cal.Rptr.2d 722

[holding that the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) does not preempt state law claims for design defect, strict liability, breach of implied warranties]

Ascon Properties, Inc. v. Mobil Oil Corp. (9th Cir. 1989) 866 F.2d 1149

[establishing pleading requirements for CERCLA actions]

Bockrath v. Aldrich Chemical Co. (1999) 21 Cal. 4th 71, 86 Cal.Rptr.2d 846, 980 P.2d 398

[establishing pleading requirements for occupational cancer cases]

Bourassa v. Desrochers (9th Cir. 1991) 938 F.2d 1056

[establishing liberal jurisdiction and venue in securities fraud cases]

Cantrell v. Great Republic Insurance Co. (9th Cir. 1989) 873 F.2d 1249

[whether ERISA preemption is a waivable defense]

Laico v. Atlantic Richfield Company, (6th Dist. 2001) No. H 021130 (not published)

[holding that a petroleum refiner is not relieved of duty to warn workers of the toxic hazards of its chemical products simply because the worker’s employer is sophisticated and knowledgeable about the hazards]

Matek v. Murat, 638 F.Supp. 775 (C.D. Cal. 1986), aff’d, 862 F.2d 720 (9th Cir. 1988)

[whether a limited partnership agreement is a security under the federal securities acts]

Toxic Injuries Corp. v. Safety-Kleen Corp. (C.D. Cal. 1999) 57 F.Supp.2d 947

[holding that private attorney general cases alleging violations of Proposition 65 and California’s Unfair Business Practices Act are not removable to federal court]