Asbestos Cases in 2012

Below are summaries of our trials from 2012. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

In Re Living Asbestosis Group A-D (Millard, Williams, Uber, et. al) v. San Francisco Gravel, J.S. Guerin, Johns Manville Manufacturing, Cupertino Electric, Scott Company, et al.
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Personal Injury - Asbestosis
Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $2,600,000
December 2012

Bobbie Holloway v. Calpac Homes, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
SuperiorCourt:Los Angeles, California
Judge: Hon. Mary Anne Murphy
Trial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Non-Occupational - Mesothelioma
Case Settled During Trial Status Conference: Excess of $350,000
November 2012

Vincent Monaco v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles, California
Judge: Hon. Frederick C. Shaller
Trial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Mesothelioma
Verdict of $1,979,228
Case Resolved With Other Defendants In Excess of $2,200,000
5 weeks, October-November 2012

Melvin Desin v. Asbestos Corporation Ltd, et al.Melvin Desin v. Asbestos Corporation Ltd, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
Verdict: $13,227,939 as to Kaiser Gypsum Only.
August-November 2012

John and Sandra Leonard v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith
Trial Type: Failure to Warn Product Liability and Negligence, Consumer Expectation Design Defect - Mesothelioma.
Case Resolved while jury was in deliberations in excess of $1,500,000 as to all case defendants.
April-July 2012

Betty Janiszewski, et al v. Rich-Tex, et al.
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Plaintiffs' Case-in-chief: Excess of $580,000
June 2012

Shane Brandon, et al v. J-M Manufacturing Co., et al
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer
Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $382,000
June 2012

Linda Griffin, et al v. Union Carbide Corporation., et al
Superior Court: Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Judge: Hon. Youlee You
Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma
Case Settled During Pre-Trial Conference: Excess of $900,000
May 2012

Charles Sumner, et al v. Oakfabco, Inc., et al
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer
Case Settled After Voire Dire: Excess of $216,000
May 2012

Howard Shirley v. Cooper Industries, LLC, Eaton Electrical, Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Alameda County
Judge: Hon. Jo-Lynn Q. Lee
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $500,000
April 2012

Judith Black v. Big Bear Community Services District
Bench Trial
Superior Court: San Bernardino County
Judge: Hon. Marsha Slough
Trial Type: Dangerous Condition of a Public Property-Personal Injury-Mesothelioma
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $3,149,000
April 2012

Marion Kosich, et al. v. Honeywell International, et al.
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Plaintiffs' Case In Chief: Excess of $1,690,000
March-April 2012

Oscar Bonetto v. Kelly Moore Paint Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Product Liability-Negligence-Pseudomesotheliomatous Adenocarcinoma of the Lung
Case Resolved Toward the End of Plaintiff's Case in Chief: Excess of $1,800,000 as to All Case Defendants
February-March 2012

Thomas Metcalf, et ux. v. San Francisco Gravel Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Curtis E.A. Karnow
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Mesothelioma
Case Resolved During Plaintiffs' Case in Chief: Excess of $14,000,000 as to All Case Defendants
November 2011-February 2012

In Re BP576 v. Certainteed Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., R & A Seiler Enterprises, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
Trial Type: Products Liability-Wrongful Death-Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Motions In Limine: Excess of $2,346,000
January 2012

Sandy Siegel, et al. v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
Trial Type: Products Liability-Wrongful Death-Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Motions In Limine: Excess of $680,000
January 2012

In Re BP581 v. H.B. Smith Company, Inc., Moore Bros., Crane Co., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $850,000
January 2012

Natalie Buford, et al. v. Marc Paul, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Motions In Limine: Excess of $400,000
January 2012

In Re BP582 v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Sequoia Ventures, Inc., J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc., J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Motions In Limine: Excess of $1,300,000
January 2012

In Re BP578 v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Sequoia Ventures, Inc., S.B. Decking, Inc., Tosco Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Asbestosis
Case Settled During Opening Statements: Excess of $2,900,000
January 2012