Cases In 2002
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Asbestos Cases in 2002

Below are summaries of our trials from 2002. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

SF Jury Awards $150,000 to Mechanic with Asbestosis

A San Francisco jury awarded $150,000 to a retired instrument mechanic and maintenance supervisor suffering from asbestos pleural disease and asbestosis caused by on–the–job exposure to asbestos.

San Francisco Jury Awards $33.7 Million to Former Navy Electrician

In what is believed to be the largest verdict ever in a California asbestos case, a San Francisco jury awarded a total of $33.7 million to a navy electrician and his wife. Mr. Todak, who suffers from mesothelioma, was awarded $22.7 million and his wife received $11 million for loss of consortium.

Alfred Todak v. Foster Wheeler L.L.C.
, 2002, San Francisco Superior Court

Selected Verdicts: 2002

Milt Johnson/Alex Mendoza v. Asbestos Defendants

Civil Jury Trial

Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon

Judge: Hon. John Wittmayer

Trial Type: Products Liability

Case Settled After Opening Statements

November 2002

Perry Wells v. Allen Bradley Company, Inc.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Alfred Chiatelli

Trial Type: Negligence-Products Liability

Case Settled in Part: Defense Verdict for Allen Bradley

June-July 2002

Alfred Todak v. Foster Wheeler L.L.C.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. John E. Munter

Trial Type: Negligence-Products Liability

Verdict: $33,700,000

February-March 2002

Joseph and Thomas Soares (minor twins) v. Tile Council of America, Inc.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County, California

Judge: Hon. Paul Alvarado

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence

Case Settled at Closing: Excess of $750,000

January 2002