• Lanzo v. Cyprus Amax Minerals Co.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-10
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products | Manufacturing | Mining and Resources
    Court: Appellate Division
    Judge: Judge Yannotti
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Roman Martinez (Latham & Watkins LLP) of the New York and District of Columbia bars, admitted pro hac vice (Chasan, Lamparello, Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, Roman Martinez, and Elana Nightingale Dawson (Latham & Watkins LLP) of the Illinois and District of Columbia bars, admitted pro hac vice, attorneys; Cindy Nan Vogelman, Roman Martinez and Elana Nightingale Dawson, on the briefs); E. Joshua Rosenkranz (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP) of the New York bar, admitted pro hac vice (McCarter & English LLP, E. Joshua Rosenkranz, Robert M. Loeb (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP) of the District of Columbia bar, admitted pro hac vice, Paul David Meyer (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP) of the California bar , admitted pro hac vice, and Naomi J. Scotten (Orrick, Herrington & E. Joshua Rosenkranz (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP) of the New York bar, admitted pro hac vice (McCarter & English LLP, E. Joshua Rosenkranz, Robert M. Loeb (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP) of the District of Columbia bar, admitted pro hac vice, Paul David Meyer (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP) of the California bar , admitted pro hac vice, and Naomi J. Scotten (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP) of the New York, Virginia, and District of Columbia bars, admitted pro hac vice, attorneys; John C. Garde, E. Joshua Rosenkranz, Robert M. Loeb, Paul David Meyer, Naomi J. Scotten, and Evan M. Rose, on the briefs)
    for defendant: Denyse Clancy (Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood) of the California bar, admitted pro hac vice (Levy Konigsberg LLP, and Denyse Clancy, attorneys; Moshe Maimon and Denyse Clancy, on the briefs)

    Case Number: A-5711-17; A-5717-17

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