Cases in 2019

Below are summaries of our trials from 2019. To access more verdicts, choose a different year: 

James Peterson v. Westside Building Material Corp., Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Thompson Building Materials, et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $630,000.00
1 week, June 2019

David Ellis v. Temporary Plant Cleaners, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court of the State of California - San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Angela Bradstreet
Trial Type - Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma diagnosed 2002 - Left Kidney resection upon recurrence 2005 - Retired 76-year old Career San Francisco Bay Area Refinery/Industrial Mechanic/Tradesman - Lake Tahoe; Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $1,000,000.00 as to all case defendants
May/June 2019

Mary Ann Trujillo et al. v. Cal-Steam Company, Inc., Frederick Meiswinkle, Inc., Monterey Mechanical Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court -State of California for San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Angela M. Bradstreet
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Mesothelioma - Career Sheetmetal Construction Worker throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including at Stanford University
Case resolved after hearings on all Motions In Limine prior to Jury Selection in excess of $2,500,000.00 as to all case defendants
May - 2019

Marjorie Collins, et al. v. Parsons Government Services Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Stomach/Gastric Cancer - Negligence
Defense Verdict Regarding Identification Only
Settled as to All Other Defendants in Excess of: $1,100,000.00
3 weeks, April - May 2019

Susan Kimberling et al. vs. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court of the State of California - Los Angeles County - Burbank Division
Judge: Hon John J. Kralik
Trial Type - Widow and Daughters case for Wrongful Death - 74 year old career Drywaller/Contractor - Cardio-Pulmonary Failure - post 2005 Coronary Arterial Bypass Surgery/Congestive Heart Failure - No clinical diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension/cor pulmonale - Restrictive Pulmonary Fibrosis (Asbestosis) mis-referenced as COPD on Death Certificate
Verdict - $904,229.00 with findings for Plaintiffs on all 3 Causes of Action: Products Liability - Consumer Expectation, Products Liability - Failure to Warn, Negligence.
March-April 2019

Arthur Hoover v. Grandfos Pumps Corp., Nash Engineering Company, Refrigeration Supplies Distributor, Sporlan Valve Co., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Lung Cancer - Negligence & Products Liability Settled as to All Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,900,000.00
1 week, March 2019

Thomas and Mary Sylvester v. Goodman Lumbar Company et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court of State of California - San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type: Retired 86-year old Stationary Engineer - Products Liability/Negligence - Disputed Asbestosis v Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - Loss of Consortium
Case resolved after Motions In Limine at commencement of jury selection in excess of $500,000.00 as to all case defendants.
Feb-Mar 2019

Leslie Hill, et. al. v. Hennessey Industries, LLC, et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Asbestosis - Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $450,000.00
1 weeks, March 2019

Mary Beth Perniz, et. al. v. Associated Insulation of California, James A. Nelson Co., Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Teri L. Jackson
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants After Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $13,700,000.00
2 weeks, February - March 2019

Thomas Sylvester, et. al. v. Goodman Lumber Co., W.W. Grainger, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Asbestosis - Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $525,000.00
1 week, February 2019

Jaunita Slaughterback, et. al. v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Personal Injury - Lung Cancer - Para-Occupational Take Home - Negligence & Products Liability
Reverse Bifurcated Trial on Affirmative Defense of Workers Compensation Bar
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Witness Testimony in Excess of: $750,000.00
3 weeks, January - February 2019

Sharon Jennings, et. al. v. Federal-Mogul, Quinn Co., Davis Auto Parts, BorgWarner Morse TEC LLC, et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey S. Ross
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Opening Statement in Excess of: $800,000.00
2 weeks, January 2019

Joan Mclain et al v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Asco Valve, Inc., California Drywall Co., Cleaver-Brooks, Inc, Cleveland Wrecking Company, Cooper Brothers, Inc, DeZurik, Inc, FDCC California, Inc., et al.
San Francisco Superior Court
Judge: Angela Bradstreet
Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Mesothelioma - Products Liability & Negligence
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Plaintiffs' Case in Chief: Excess of $4,600,000.00
3 Weeks, January 2019