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Consumer Protection
In the maritime tort context, a product manufacturer has a duty to warn when its product requires incorporation of a part, the manufacturer knows or has reason to know that the integrated product is likely to be dangerous for its intended uses, and the manufacturer has no reason to believe that the product's users will realize that danger.

Air & Liquid Systems v. Devries - filed March 18, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 17-1104
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The class of people referenced in 8 U. S. C. Sec. 1226(c)(1) as the alien is fixed by the predicate offenses identified in subparagraphs (A)–(D).

Nielsen v. Preap - filed March 18, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 16-1363
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An 1855 treaty between the United States and the Yakama Nation pre-empts the State of Washington's fuel tax as applied to a wholesale fuel importer's importation of fuel by public highway since the treaty preserved the nation's †right to travel upon all public highways.

Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den - filed March 18, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 16-1498
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LACBA Celebrates Over 140 Years of Service to the Los Angeles Legal Community and Recognizes Past and Present Bar Leaders in Honor of Women’s History Month

Mary Thornton House   Mary Thornton House
Judge Mary Thornton House retired from the Los Angeles Superior Court in September 2018 after serving for 22 years. She has started her third career as a private neutral for Alternative Resolution Centers (ARC). Starting out in the Pasadena Municipal Court handling criminal cases, Judge House quickly transitioned to civil and probate assignments in Pasadena and the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.

Judge House has been honored throughout her career by many organizations. In 2004, Los Angeles County honored her as one of its ‘Women of the Year’ and she was named Judge of the Year by the Pasadena Bar Association. In 2008, the California Judges Association awarded her the Bernard S. Jefferson Award for Excellence in Judicial Education. In 2011, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association awarded her the Excellence in Judicial Administration award for her leadership in getting California’s Expedited Jury Trials legislation passed, the development of the current universal judgment form, and simplification of small claims pleadings. In 2013, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association named her their Judge of the Year.

Judge House was Dean of California B.E. Witkin Judicial College which provides for education of all judicial officers in California. The college is a nationally recognized institution and exemplar for judicial education where she has been an instructor and seminar leader since 1997. In 2007, Yale Law School selected her to teach at their China Law Center in Beijing, China, courses on small claims and limited civil procedures to selected judges from throughout China.

Judge House was an Assistant City Attorney and civil litigator for the City of Los Angeles. She graduated from UCLA and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego. Judge House is a member of the Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board. Her article profiling Presiding Judge Kevin Brazile will be featured in the April Edition.

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