Cases in 2013

Below are summaries of our trials from 2013. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

Sam Hasty et al. v. Georgia-Pacific LLC, Lamons Gasket Company, Oscar E. Erickson, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Lung Cancer - Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $375,000 as to all case defendants
Dec 2013

Deloris Turner et ux. v. Hennessy Industries, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Kidney Cancer - Locksmith/Mechanic - Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during voir dire in jury selection in excess of $250,000 as to all case defendants
Dec 2013

Margaret Patrick et ux. v. Lamons Gasket Company, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Asbestosis - Boilermaker - Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during voir dire in jury selection in excess of $1,000,000 as to all case defendants
Dec 2013

Sandy Siegel et ux. vs. Hennessey Industries, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Lung Cancer - Mechanic/Career Ironworker - Brake Shoes - Former Smoker
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $700,000 as to all defendants
Nov 2013

Eugene Rocha and Gail Rocha v. Hamilton Supply Co, Inc. (Oakland Sheet Metal Co., Inc)
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. James J. McBride
Trial Type: Products Liability/Negligence - Mesothelioma/Career Sheet Metal Worker/Loss of Consortium
Verdict: $2,505,880
Oct/Nov 2013

Charles Akins v. RPI Company (Plant Insulation Company)
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Teri L. Jackson
Trial Type: Negligence - Personal Injury - Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Verdict of $730,000
Case Resolved With Other Defendants: Excess of $3,270,000
Sept-Nov 2013

James Chesser v. Supro Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles County
Judge: Hon. David L. Minning
Trial Type - Negligence/Products Liability - Laryngeal Cancer/Asbestosis - Career Drywaller
Case resolved as to all case defendants during jury selection in excess of $500,000
Sept/Oct 2013

Robert W. Cressy, as Personal Representative for the Estate of Verla Juanita Cressy v. C.H. Murphy/Clark-Ullman, Inc., et. al
Civil Jury Trial
Circuit Court: Portland, Oregon
Judge: Hon. Kathleen Dailey
Trial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Wrongful Death - Asbestosis
Case settled after motions in limine in excess of $175,000
Sept 2013

Franklin Schwab and Patricia Schwab v. ZF Sachs Automotive of America, Inc. et al
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Sant Cruz County
Judge: Hon. Rebecca Connolly
Trial Type: Products Liability - Negligence - Automotive Mechanic Mesothelioma - Loss of Consortium
Case resolved as to all case defendants during Plaintiff's case in chief in excess of $2,500,000.
Aug 2013

Steve A. Brinkman v. Gypsum Wallboard Supply, Inc. et al
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Seattle, Washington
Judge: Hon. Catherine Shaffer
Trial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Personal Injury - Asbestosis
Case settled after Jury Selection: Excess of $100,000
Aug 2013

Randall Wilkins, Richard Phillips, Rex Crossland, et al. v. Amcord, Inc., Acco Engineered Systems, Inc., Trizec Realty, LLC, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith
Trial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Personal Injury - Asbestosis
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $550,000
Aug 2013

Frances Murphy v. San Francisco Gravel Company Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
Case resolved during plaintiffs' case-in-chief: in excess of $ 6,600,000 as to all case defendants
July-Aug 2013

Karen Valentiner v. Union Carbide Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
Case resolved during plaintiffs' case-in-chief.
July-Aug 2013

Cindy Lindley v. D. Zelinsky & Sons, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
Case resolved during plaintiffs' case-in-chief: in excess of $ 1,800,000 as to all case defendants
July-Aug 2013

Janette Denham v. Clausen-Patten, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
Case resolved during plaintiffs' case-in-chief: in excess of $ 4,900,000 as to all case defendants
July-Aug 2013

John & Mary Beth Perniz v. Certainteed Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Products Liability - Negligence - Career Local #16 Insulator - Loss of Consortium
Case resolved as to all case defendants during plaintiff case in chief in excess of $10,500,000.
July-Aug 2013

Edward Tesar v. Crane Co., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
Trial Type: Products Liability - Negligence - Personal Injury- Asbestosis
Case resolved during voir dire: in excess of $60,000 as to all case defendants.
June 2013

Richard Luros, M.D. v. Amcord Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Alameda County
Judge: Hon. Jo-Lynne Lee
Trial Type: Mesothelioma - Products Liability - Negligence - Hospital construction/renovation
Case resolved as to all case defendants in excess of $3,000,000 during trial - verdict for Union Carbide Corp.
May-July 2013

Roger Henderson, et al. v. Baldwin Contracting Company, Inc., Monterey Mechanical Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Wrongful Death - Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Opening Statements: Excess of $211,000
May 2013

Rosemary Mitchell, Marion Chappelle, Antonette Scriber, Romeo Schneble, Charles Simpson, David Wilson et al. v. Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Thomas Dee Engineering Company, Underground Construction Company, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Wrongful Death - Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,836,000
May 2013

Rosita Pique et al. v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Wrongful Death - Lung Cancer
Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $550,000
May 2013

Geraldine Hilt et ux. v. Otis Elevator Company et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
Case resolved during plaintiffs' case-in-chief: in excess of $ 9,000,000 as to all case defendants (inclusive of personal injury matter)
April 2013

David Gerecke et ux. v. Crane Co. et al
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Machinist- Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements: in excess of $590,000.
April 2013

Georgia Allen v. Owens Illinois et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements: in excess of $840,000.
April 2013

Beverly Lee v. Owens Illinois et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements: in excess of $670,000.
April 2013

William Youngbluth v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, Parsons Government Services, Inc., Sequoa Ventures, Inc., Tosco Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Emile H. Elias
Trial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Personal Injury - Asbestosis
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $182,000
April 2013

Jerry Cates and Judith Cates v. Certainteed Corporation, Thomas Dee Engineering Company, Yarway Corporation., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith
Trial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Personal Injury - Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $800,000
April 2013

Michael Villaverde et ux v. Fluor Corporation et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Insulator Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements in excess of $1,500,000 as to all case defendants.
March-April 2013

Flora Olson et ux v. Timec Company Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Insulator Wrongful Death - Peritoneal Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability - Refinery.
Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements in excess of $3,500,000 as to all case defendants.
March-April 2013

Michael Todd v. Todd Shipyard Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Pharyngeal/Esophageal Cancer & Asbestosis - Negligence - Product Liability
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $500,000 as to all case defendants.
March 2013

Janice Pearson et al. v. Thompson Building Materials, Westside Building Materials, Parex U.S.A. Inc., Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Anne M. Masullo
Trial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Wrongful Death - Kidney Cancer
Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $950,000
March 2013

David and Gail DeCeoursty v. Fraser's Boiler Service, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith
Trial Type: Lung Cancer - Negligence - Shipyards
Case resolved after opening statements to the jury in excess of $1,750,000 as to all case defendants.
Dec 2012-Feb 2013

Donald and Ruby Silver v. Crane Co., Ford Motor Company, Honeywell International, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Judge: Hon. Edward JonesTrial Type: Product Liability - Negligence - Lung Cancer
Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $350,000
January 2013