Brady v. Calsol, Inc.Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs, diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia allegedly caused by exposure to Safety-Kleen 105 Solvent during the course of their employment, filed suit against defendants, including Calsol, a distributor of mineral spirits for the ultimate manufacturer, Safety-Kleen. The trial court granted Calsol's motion for summary judgment based on the raw material or component parts doctrine. The court concluded, however, that the component parts doctrine requires a showing that the mineral spirits supplied to Safety-Kleen was not inherently dangerous. Because Calsol failed to make that showing, the court concluded that there is a dispute of material fact as to whether mineral spirits are inherently dangerous. Accordingly, the court reversed and remanded for further proceedings.