Hawkins Parnell Obtains Dismissal for Cosmetic Talc Retailer in Los Angeles Superior Court
May 26, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA) – Attorneys Michael Giaquinto and Julia Wood of the Hawkins Parnell & Young Los Angeles office obtained a dismissal for a cosmetic talc retail defendant in a personal injury case alleging exposure to asbestos. Hawkins Parnell uncovered evidence in discovery and confirmed at deposition the Plaintiff was employed for some time by the retailer defendant. Michael and Julia sought to file a motion for judgment on the pleadings pursuant to the Worker’s Compensation Bar as Plaintiff’s exclusive remedy, barring her civil suit. In response to Julia and Michael’s California Code of Civil Procedure Section 439 letter stating grounds for the judgment on the pleadings, Plaintiff chose to dismiss Hawkins Parnell's client rather than oppose. Albert Jiminez also assisted on the case.