Asbestos Cases in 2010

Below are summaries of our trials from 2010. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

John Casey and Patricia Casey v. FDCC (fka Dinwiddie Construction Co., Inc.); Kaiser Gypsum Company; et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Donald Sullivan
Trial Type: Contractor Negligence-Products Liability-Manufacturer/Seller Negligence-Personal Injury-Mesothelioma
Verdict: $41,273,421 ($21,273,421 compensatory damages; $20,000,000 punitive damages as to Kaiser Gypsum Company only)
November 2010-May 2011

Chester Nelson v. San Francisco Gravel, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $450,000
November 2010

In Re BP531 v. Lamons Gasket Co., Moore Brothers, J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., S.T.M. Automotive, Inc., Thomas Dee Engineering Company, Tosco Refining Company, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,000,000
November 2010

In Re Cargle, Davis Cole, Hernandez, Revell, Burch, & Treloar v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,000,000
November 2010

Shirley Kramer, et al. v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $420,000
November 2010

Michael Prince v. Tosco Refining Company, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $135,000
November 2010

Pauline Thompson v. General Electric Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: King County, Washington
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Barnett
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma-Product Liability-Negligence
Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $275,000 as to All Defendants
October 2010

Gloria Dutton, et al. v. Moore Brothers, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Pancreatic Cancer
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $260,000
October 2010

Charles Akins v. Thomas Dee Engineering Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Mesothelioma-Product Liability-Negligence
Case Settled After Pre-trial Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,700,000 as to All Defendants
September 2010

Leonard Shields v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Reynolds C. Johnson Co., Mack Trucks, Inc., Cummins Inc., Deere & Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Curtis E.A. Karnow
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $390,000
September 2010

Omar Buchanan v. A.H. Voss Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $135,000
September 2010

Judy Oxford v. Foster Wheeler Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. John Stewart
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma-Product Liability-Negligence
Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $1,250,000 as to All Defendants
August 2010

In Re BP 502 v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, Crane Co., Sequoia Ventures, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Marla Miller / Harold Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $850,000
August 2010

Jeanette Boger, et al. v. Groeniger & Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,150,000
August 2010

Jack Ervin v. Groeniger & Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $275,000
August 2010

Thomas and Victoria Olson v. Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. John Stewart
Trial Type: Colon Cancer-Negligence-Product Liability-Asbestos Pipe Supply
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $900,000 as to All Defendants
June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 505 v. Advocate Mines Ltd., Sequoia Ventures Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, Ford Motor Company, Moore Brothers, Alta Building Material Co., Trimon Inc., Mannington Mills, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,500,000
June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 434 v. Advocate Mines Ltd., Sequoia Ventures Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, Ford Motor Company, Moore Brothers, Crane Co., Slakey Brothers, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,300,000
June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 513 v. Advocate Mines Ltd., Sequoia Ventures Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, Ford Motor Company, Moore Brothers, Owens-Illinois, Inc., Temporary Plant Cleaners, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $2,100,000
June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 441 v. Crane Co., Albay Construction Company, Sequoia Ventures, Foster Wheeler LLC, Mannington Mills, Inc., Advocate Mines, Ltd., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,300,000
June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 423 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $2,400,000
June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 398 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $800,000
June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 444 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,500,000
June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 431 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $850,000
June 2010

Joanne Setterberg, et al. v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. John Stewart
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $630,000
June 2010

Vickie Warren v. Georgia Pacific; Hamilton Materials and Union Carbide Corporation
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Salt Lake City, Utah
Judge: Hon. Glenn Iwasaki
Trial Type: Personal Injury-Peritoneal Mesothelioma-Product Liability-Negligence
Verdict: $5,256,818.61
April-May 2010

Joyce Juelch, et al. v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, J.T. Thorpe & Son Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $250,000
April 2010

Carol Brumley, et al. v. San Francisco Gravel Company, Inc., J.S. Guerin & Company, Inc., Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., Rich-Tex, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,725,000
March-April 2010

Jean Harlow-Biles, et al. v. Temporary Plant Cleaners, Inc., Tosco Refining Company, Inc., Sequoia Ventures Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $850,000
March 2010

Christopher Bakkie; Charles Bakkie v. Union Carbide Corporation
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Charlene Padovani Kisselbach
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma
Verdict: $1,000,000 (non-economic damages as personal injury verdict including all economic damages- see Sept 2006 below-fully satisfied pre-trial)
February-March 2010

In Re Brayton Group 480 v. Roebbelen Construction Co., Inc., Moore Bros., Mannington Mills, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey S. Ross
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,500,000
February 2010

Frances Fitch, et al. v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Wrongful Death-Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $375,000
February 2010

Al Samuelson v. Amcord, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles County
Judge: Hon. Ricardo A. Torres
Trial Type: Lung Cancer-Products Liability-Negligence
Case Settled During Plaintiff's Case in Chief: Excess of $1,000,000 as to All Defendants
December 2009-January 2010

In Re Brayton Group 394 v. Goodrich Corporation, Granite Construction Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $570,000
January 2010

In Re Brayton Group 411 v. Foster Wheeler LLC, J.T. Thorpe & Son, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Ronald E. Quidachay
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,200,000
January 2010

Kathleen Rice, et al. v. Gusmer Enterprises, Inc., Oakfabco, Inc., Millipore Corporation, and Scott Laboratories, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Monica F. Wiley
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,370,000
January 2010

Nellie Trolard, et al. v. Dana Companies LLC, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Monica F. Wiley
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $850,000
January 2010