Cases In 1995-1997

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1995-1997 Asbestos Court Case Successes

Below are summaries of our trials from 1995-1997. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

Life–long Plumber Awarded $1.7 Million For Injuries Caused by Exposure to Asbestos Products

A San Francisco jury awarded $1,713,500 to Arthur Manners, a retired plumber suffering from asbestosis and asbestos–related pleural disease due to his occupational exposure to asbestos–containing products.

Four Asbestos Workers Awarded $550,375 by San Francisco Jury

A San Francisco jury awarded $550,375 in compensatory damages to four retired workers from Northern California. Each Plaintiff sued defendant Owens Corning Fiberglass for its manufacture, supply, sale and installation of pre–formed asbestos–containing pipe insulation.

Four Lung Cancer Victims Awarded $1.8 Million for Injuries Caused by Exposure to Asbestos Products

San Francisco jury awarded $1,845,000 in compensatory damages to four retired workers suffering from lung cancers caused by the combined affects of cigarette smoke and asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma Victim Awarded Over $950,000 for Cancer Caused by Exposure to Asbestos

A San Francisco Superior Court jury awarded Arthur Mitchell $953,112 for injuries associated with mesothelioma, a rare cancer believed to be caused by Mr. Mitchell’s exposure to asbestos products.

Retired Welder Wins $315,000 Verdict Against Metalclad Insulation for Asbestos–related Injuries

A San Francisco jury awarded Robert Winsow, a retired welder, and his wife, $315,000 for lung cancer caused by his asbestos exposure while employed at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, a southern California business, was found responsible, in part, for Mr. Winsow’s injuries.

Family of Deceased Mesothelioma Victim Awarded $3.8 Million Against Owens–Corning Fiberglas

A San Francisco jury concluded its deliberations and awarded the surviving family of James Wiggins $3,876,000 in compensatory damages and $12,500 in punitive damages against Owens–Corning Fiberglas for the death of James Wiggins.

Selected Verdicts: 1995-1997

Gerald August, et al. v. Raymark Industries, Inc.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Solano County, California

Judge: Hon. Richard Harris

Trial Type: Personal Injury-Wrongful Death-Conspiracy-Asbestosis

Raymark Filed for Bankruptcy After Verdicts: Excess of $6,500,000

October-February 1997-1998

ARKA Project Group v. U.S. Gypsum

Pre-Trial/Appeal

Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California

Judge: Hon. Bruce Mitchell-Commissioner

Trial Type: Asbestos Property Damage

Case Settled While on Appeal: Excess of $850,000

October 1997

Elias Sanchez v. Owens Corning Fiberglas

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Paul Alvarado

Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Mesothelioma

Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $750,000

July-September 1997

Rafi Barkat v. Tosco Oil Co., Inc.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. James Warren

Trial Type: Premises Liability-Personal Injury-Lung Cancer

Case Settled After Verdict and Appeal

April-June 1997

Celia Epman v. Asbestos Corp

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea

Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Lung Cancer

Case Settled During Trial

March 1997

James Sleevy v. Owens Corning Fiberglas

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Lillian Sing

Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Asbestosis

Case Settled After Verdict

February 1997

Donna Grahn v. Fluor Corp., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Raymond Williamson

Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Lung Cancer

Case Pending New Trial After Reversed on Appeal

December-January 1996-1997

Marlene Kowalski v. Metalclad Corporation

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Raymond Williamson

Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Lung Cancer

Settled After Appeal of Verdict: Excess of $300,000

September-December 1996

Asbestos Group 87/94-Williams, et al. v. Southern Pacific Railroad

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Lucy McCabe

Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Lung Cancer

Settled After Jury Verdict

June-July 1996

Mary Anderegg v. Owens Corning Fiberglas

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea

Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products-Mesothelioma

Case Settled During Trial

March 1996

Charles Murphy v. Owens Corning Fiberglas

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Alfred Chiantelli

Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Asbestosis

Case Settled After Verdict and Punitive Damages: Excess of $1,000,000

January-February 1996

Gerald Snook v. Metalclad Corporation

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Alfred Chiantelli

Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Asbestosis

Case Settled After Verdicts: Excess of $150,000

3 Cases Consolidated, 24 weeks, August-January 1995-1996

Jackie Gray v. Owens Corning Fiberglass

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. James Robertson

Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products-Lung Cancer

Case Tried to Verdict: Settled

May 1995

E.J. Phillips v. Abex Corp., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Richard Figone

Trial Type: Personal Injury-Products Liability-Mesothelioma

Case Tried to Verdict: Settled

April 1995

Bobbie Wanzo v. U.S. Mineral Products

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Donald Mitchell

Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Products Liability-Mesothelioma

Settled After Verdict

March 1995