Cases in 2017

Below are summaries of our trials from 2017. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

Michael Rhodes v. California Drywall Company et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
Trial Type - Asbestosis - Retired Insulator - Negligence of contractors
Case resolved after Motions in Limine at start of jury selection in excess of $400,000.00 as to all case defendants.
Sept 2017

Robert and Bonnie Sprague v. John Crane Inc.
Multnomah County Circuit Court
Judge: Hon. Stephen Bushong
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Mesothelioma - Negligence and Products Liability
Verdict: $5,743,853
3 Weeks, July-August 2017
Press: The Oregonian

Glenda Young, et. al. v. On Marine Services Company LLC, Foseco, Inc., Owens-Illinois, Inc,. et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Salt Lake City Superior Court, Utah
Judge: Hon. Randall Skanchy
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Mesothelioma - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved Between Motions in Liminee and Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,520,000.00
1 Week, April 2017

Larry & Arlinda Watson v. Foster Lumber Yard, Inc., O'Connor Lumber Company, John Crane Inc., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Solano County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Paul L. Beeman
Trial Type: Personal Injury- Mesothelioma - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants (except Defendant John Crane Inc. to be adjudicated in upcoming Wrongful Death action) In Excess of $1,250,000.00
1 Week, March 2017

Janet Winter, et. al. v. Westburne Supply, Inc., Pneumo Abex LLC., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Charlene P. Kisselbach
Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,000,000.00
1 Week, March 2017

Burt & Cheryl Howard v. Amcord, Inc., Trane U.S. Inc., Carrier Corporation, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
Trial Type: Personal Injury- Asbestosis - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $245,000.00
1 Week, February 2017

Dogulas Avery v. Certainteed Corporation, Hennessy Industries, Inc., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type: Personal Injury- Lung Cancer - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $550,000.00
1 Week, January 2017

Richard Hurvitz and Carole Hurvitz v. Certainteed Corporation et al.l.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles County
Judge: Hon. Patrick Madden
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Negligence & Products Liability - 1953 Bestwall Joint Compound - Living Peritoneal Mesothelioma - Career Thoracic/Cardiac Surgeon - Defense medical case: non-asbestos caused well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma/spontaneous non-asbestos caused malignancy.
Verdict: $2,483,518.95 
February/April 2017