Cases in 2016

Below are summaries of our trials from 2016. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

Yvonne Olsen et. al. v. General Electric Company, Owens-Illinois, Inc.., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Andrew Y.S. Cheng
Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma- Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $700,000.00
1 Week, December 2016

Trenda Gilmore v. General Electric Company, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Andrew Y.S. Cheng
Trial Type: Personal Injury- Lung Cancer- Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $800,000.00
1 Week, December 2016

Jackie & Sara Hawks v. Amcord, Inc., Honeywell International Inc., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Personal Injury- Lung Cancer- Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $300,000.00
1 Week, November 2016

Emily Chow, et. al. v. Certainteed Corporation, Thomas Dee Engineering Company, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Mally-Taylor
Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer- Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,300,000.00
1 Week, November 2016

Elisabeth Smith, et. al. v. Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc., Mine Safety Appliances Company, LLC, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Bernardino County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Craig G. Riemer
Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma- Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $735,000.00
1 Week, November 2016

Dale Chastain, et. al. v. Albay Construction Company, Crane Co., Sequoia Ventures Inc., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Alameda County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Asbestosis - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $220,000.00
1 Week, October 2016

Christine Clough, et. al. v. Duro Dyne Corporation, Certainteed Corporation, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Alameda County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved After Opening Statements As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $250,000.00
1 Week, October 2016

Pedro Rodriguez v. Flowserve US Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Leslie Nichols
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Mesothelioma - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,825,000.00
1 Week, September 2016

Joseph & Kristi Turi v. Wright Schuchart & Harbor, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Clark County Superior Court, Washington
Judge: Hon. Scott A. Collier
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Lung Cancer - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved After Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,130,000.00
1 Week, June 2016

James Sloan v. Cal-Steam, Inc., J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc., Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Mally-Taylor
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Lung Cancer - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $800,000.00
1 Week, May 2016

Dorthy Townsend, et al. v. Brown Sheet Metal & Mechanical, Inc., D. Cummins Corporation., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $2,000,000.00 2 Weeks, May 2016

Lois Schwerdt, et al. v. Dana Companies, LLC, General Electric Company, Honeywell Controls, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,200,000.00 2 Weeks, May 2016

Mark Mulliner, et al. v. Crane Co., Flowserve US Inc., Timec Company, Inc., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $750,000.00 2 Weeks, May 2016

James Floyd, et al. v. General Electric Company, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $900,000.00 2 Weeks, May 2016

Arthur & Cardelia Pope v. Rich-Tex, Inc., Georgia-Pacific LLC, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Colon Cancer - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $500,000.00
1 Week, April 2016

William Thomas, et al. v. Lamons Gasket Company, General Electric Company, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $600,000.00 1 Week, April 2016

John Pelleritti v. Dinwiddie Construction Co., Golden Gate Drywall Co., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Colon Cancer -Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants in Excess of $550,000.
2 Weeks, March - April 2016

Marilyn Harnden (W/D of Van Harnden) v. Deans Materials Inc., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Shasta County
Judge: Hon. Stephen Baker
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death for Asbestosis, Pleural Disease - Career Ceiling Installer/Drywaller - Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $368,000 as to all defendants
November/December 2016

Frank Digrande v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Alameda County
Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Personal Injury for Asbestosis, Pleural Disease - Career Carpenter/Pipefitter - Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $68,000 as to all defendants
October 2016

Abraham and Lisa Castillo v. Triple A Machine Shop, Inc.; John Crane Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
Trial Type: Former Navy Machinist Mate - Private Industry Refrigeration Tech - Mesothelioma - Negligence and Product Liability
Case resolved as to all case defendants (except Defendant John Crane Inc. to be adjudicated in upcoming Wrongful Death action) in excess of $1,500,000
Sept 2016

Robert Turner et ux. v. American Optical Company et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Solano County
Judge: Hon. Paul L. Beeman
Trial Type: 80 year old retired Mare Island Naval Shipyard Welder specializing in Nuclear Submarines - Lung Cancer - Product Liability - Negligence
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $500,000 as to all case defendants.
Aug 2016

Donald Hicks v. Alderholt Specialty Company, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: County of Alameda
Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
Trial Type: 78 year old career Sheet Metal Mechanic - Negligence/Product Liability - Asbestosis and Pleural Disease
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $150,000 as to all case defendants.
Aug 2016

Martin Granados et ux. v. Allied Fire Protection, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Leslie C. Nichols (Ret. - sitting by assignment)
Trial Type: 84 year old career Fire Door Installer - Product Liability / Negligence - Personal Injury - Mesothelioma
Case resolved at jury selection in excess of $18,000,000 as to all case defendants
July-Aug 2016

Earlean Harris et ux. v. Pacific Bell Telephone Company et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Solano County
Judge: Hon. Paul Beeman
Trial Type: Career Pipefitter Wrongful Death - Lung Cancer/Asbestosis - Asbestos Cement Pipe/Telephone Conduit
Case resolved during plaintiff's case in chief in excess of $700,000 as to all case defendants.
May-June 2016

Wayne & Agnes Van Wyck v. Fraser Boiler Services, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles, California
Judge: Hon. Stephen Moloney
Trial Type: Negligence-Contractor-Mesothelioma
Case Settled after Opening Statements: Excess of $2,300,000
May-June 2016

Leslie Burdette v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles (Long Beach), California
Judge: Hon. Michele Flurer
Trial Type: Products Liability–Negligence–Smoking Lung Cancer
Case Settled during Plaintiff’s case-in-chief: Excess of $330,000
April-May 2016

Larry Verworn et ux v. Amcord, Inc.; Frederick Meiswinkle, Inc., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco
Judge: Hon. Angela Bradstreet
Trial Type: Product Liability/Negligence for Lung Cancer, Asbestosis, Pleural Disease - Career Drywall Carpenter
Case resolved after hearings on motions in limine prior to jury selection in excess of $650,000 as to all case defendants.
April 2016

Bonnie Mihovilovich et al. v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles (Chatsworth), California
Judge: Hon. Randy Rhodes
Trial Type: Products Liability–Wrongful Death– Asbestosis
Case Settled after Plaintiffs’ Opening Statement: Excess of $135,000
March 2016

Jessica Riley, et al. v. Fluor Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco, California
Judge: Hon. Charles Palmer
Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence- Wrongful Death- Smoking -Lung Cancer
Case Settled after Jury Selection: Excess of $140,000
March 2016

Kenton Shaiffer, et. al. v. Crane Co., Cleaver Brooks, Inc., SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Personal Injury- Asbestosis- Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved Between Jury Selection and Opening Statements In Excess of $500,000
March 2016

Otto Wulff v.Water Applications Distribution Group, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles (Central Civil West), California
Judge: Hon. Lia Martin
Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Asbestosis
Case Settled after Jury Selection: Excess of $150,000
February-March 2016

John Pelleritti v. Dinwiddie Construction Co., Golden Gate Drywall Co., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type: Colon Cancer - Retired Boiler Tender - Government Shipyards/Hunters Point Naval Shipyard/Construction
Case resolved at trial after Evidence Code Section 402 hearings on Colon Cancer causation by asbestos in excess of $500,000 as to all case defendants.
February-March 2016

Leo Romero v. CalPortland Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles (Van Nuys), California
Judge: Hon. Paul Bacigalupo
Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Asbestosis
Case Settled during plaintiff’s case in chief: Excess of $100,000
February 2016

Jay Fair v. Dap, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles (Santa Monica), California
Judge: Hon. Lawrence Cho
Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Asbestosis/Pleural Disease
Case Settled during Motions in Limine: Excess of $265,000
January-February 2016

Richard Hahn, et. al. v. General Electric Company, Certainteed Corporation, University Mechanical, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Mesothelioma - Negligence and Products Liability
Case Resolved During Closing Arguments In Excess of $2,500,000
January 2016

Linda Nielson et al. v. J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Products Liability - Negligence - Smoking - Lung Cancer
Case Settled after Plaintiffs' Opening Statement: Excess of $300,000
January 2016

Marie Bidinost, et al. v. Goodman Lumber Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco
Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
Trial Type: Products Liability - Negligence - Smoking - Lung Cancer
Case Settled prior to Plaintiffs' Opening Statement: Excess of $600,000
January 2016