LOS ANGELES - A brake-grinding machine manufacturer cannot be held liable for a man's exposure to asbestos contained in brake pads he and others shaped with the machines, a divided California appeals court held May 22 (Fern Barker, et al. v. Hennessy Industries Inc., No. B232316, Calif. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 2; 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 602).