Cases in 2018

Below are summaries of our trials from 2018. To access more verdicts, choose a different year: 

Robert Spiers et al v. CSK Auto Parts, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court, County of Alameda,California
Judge: Hon. Michael M. Markman
Trial Type: Wrongful Death Mesothelioma, Career Machinist, Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved in excess of $1,250,000.00 as to all case defendants at start of jury selection.
July-Aug 2018

Gary & Linda Smith v. Caterpillar Inc., Gardner Denver, Inc., Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Markey Machinery, Rexnord Industries, et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Newton J. Lam
Trial Type: Personal Injury -Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Plaintiffs' Case in Chief in Excess of: $2,000,000.00
3 weeks, June - July 2018

Evelyn Owen v. Cooper Brothers, Inc., FDCC California Inc., Marconi Plastering Company, Inc., Rudolph & Sletten, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
Trial Type: Wrongful Death -Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants After Opening Statements in Excess of: $4,300,000.00
2 weeks, June 2018

Richard & Made Berg v. Alta Building Materials Company et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court of the State of California - County of Alameda
Judge: Hon Evelio Grillo
Trial Type - Retired Law School Professor - Product Liability/Negligence - Epithelial Mesothelioma
Case resolved after Plaintiffs' Opening Statement in excess of $4,000,000.00 plus assignment of equitable indemnity rights to Mr Berg as to all case defendants
Mar/April 2018

Kenneth Johnson v. Dixieline Lumber Company et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court - San Diego County
Judge: Hon. Kenneth J. Medel
Trial Type - disputed asbestosis - 76 year old retired Plumber - Negligence - Product Liability
Case resolved in excess of $400,000.00 as to all case defendants during pre-trial motions.
Mar 2018

John Hernandez; Virginia Hernandez v. Calaveras Asbestos Ltd., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: County of Solano
Judge: Hon. D. Scott Daniels
Trial Type: Retired career Pipefitter - Colon Cancer - Negligence and Products Liability - Loss of Consortium
Case resolved as to all case defendants in excess of $750,000.00 during jury selection
Feb/Mar 2018

Ernestine Brown et ux. v. Albay Construction Company et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Angela Bradstreet
Trial Type: 90-year-old Career Bay-Area Refinery Insulator - Asbestosis Wrongful Death - Negligence - Products Liability.
Case resolved after Motions In Limine at start of Jury Selection in excess of $700,000.00 as to all case defendants.
Jan/Feb 2018