1995-1997 Asbestos Court Case Successes

Below are summaries of our trials from 1995-1997. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

Life–long Plumber Awarded $1.7 Million For Injuries Caused by Exposure to Asbestos Products

A San Francisco jury awarded $1,713,500 to Arthur Manners, a retired plumber suffering from asbestosis and asbestos–related pleural disease due to his occupational exposure to asbestos–containing products.

Four Asbestos Workers Awarded $550,375 by San Francisco Jury

A San Francisco jury awarded $550,375 in compensatory damages to four retired workers from Northern California. Each Plaintiff sued defendant Owens Corning Fiberglass for its manufacture, supply, sale and installation of pre–formed asbestos–containing pipe insulation.

Four Lung Cancer Victims Awarded $1.8 Million for Injuries Caused by Exposure to Asbestos Products

San Francisco jury awarded $1,845,000 in compensatory damages to four retired workers suffering from lung cancers caused by the combined affects of cigarette smoke and asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma Victim Awarded Over $950,000 for Cancer Caused by Exposure to Asbestos

A San Francisco Superior Court jury awarded Arthur Mitchell $953,112 for injuries associated with mesothelioma, a rare cancer believed to be caused by Mr. Mitchell's exposure to asbestos products.

Retired Welder Wins $315,000 Verdict Against Metalclad Insulation for Asbestos–related Injuries

A San Francisco jury awarded Robert Winsow, a retired welder, and his wife, $315,000 for lung cancer caused by his asbestos exposure while employed at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, a southern California business, was found responsible, in part, for Mr. Winsow's injuries.

Family of Deceased Mesothelioma Victim Awarded $3.8 Million Against Owens–Corning Fiberglas

A San Francisco jury concluded its deliberations and awarded the surviving family of James Wiggins $3,876,000 in compensatory damages and $12,500 in punitive damages against Owens–Corning Fiberglas for the death of James Wiggins.

Selected Verdicts: 1995-1997

Gerald August, et al. v. Raymark Industries, Inc.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Solano County, California
Judge: Hon. Richard Harris
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Wrongful Death-Conspiracy-Asbestosis
Raymark Filed for Bankruptcy After Verdicts: Excess of $6,500,000
October-February 1997-1998

ARKA Project Group v. U.S. Gypsum
Pre-Trial/Appeal
Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
Judge: Hon. Bruce Mitchell-Commissioner
Trial Type: Asbestos Property Damage
Case Settled While on Appeal: Excess of $850,000
October 1997

Elias Sanchez v. Owens Corning Fiberglas
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Paul Alvarado
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Mesothelioma
Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $750,000
July-September 1997

Rafi Barkat v. Tosco Oil Co., Inc.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. James Warren
Trial Type: Premises Liability-Personal Injury-Lung Cancer
Case Settled After Verdict and Appeal
April-June 1997

Celia Epman v. Asbestos Corp
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Trial
March 1997

James Sleevy v. Owens Corning Fiberglas
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Lillian Sing
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Asbestosis
Case Settled After Verdict
February 1997

Donna Grahn v. Fluor Corp., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Raymond Williamson
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Lung Cancer
Case Pending New Trial After Reversed on Appeal
December-January 1996-1997

Marlene Kowalski v. Metalclad Corporation
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Raymond Williamson
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Lung Cancer
Settled After Appeal of Verdict: Excess of $300,000
September-December 1996

Asbestos Group 87/94-Williams, et al. v. Southern Pacific Railroad
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Lucy McCabe
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Lung Cancer
Settled After Jury Verdict
June-July 1996

Mary Anderegg v. Owens Corning Fiberglas
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products-Mesothelioma
Case Settled During Trial
March 1996

Charles Murphy v. Owens Corning Fiberglas
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Alfred Chiantelli
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Asbestosis
Case Settled After Verdict and Punitive Damages: Excess of $1,000,000
January-February 1996

Gerald Snook v. Metalclad Corporation
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Alfred Chiantelli
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Asbestosis
Case Settled After Verdicts: Excess of $150,000
3 Cases Consolidated, 24 weeks, August-January 1995-1996

Jackie Gray v. Owens Corning Fiberglass
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. James Robertson
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products-Lung Cancer
Case Tried to Verdict: Settled
May 1995

E.J. Phillips v. Abex Corp., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Richard Figone
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Mesothelioma
Case Tried to Verdict: Settled
April 1995

Bobbie Wanzo v. U.S. Mineral Products
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
Judge: Hon. Donald Mitchell
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Mesothelioma
Settled After Verdict
March 1995