Cases In 2010

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Asbestos Cases in 2010

Below are summaries of our trials from 2010. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

John Casey and Patricia Casey v. FDCC (fka Dinwiddie Construction Co., Inc.); Kaiser Gypsum Company; et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Donald Sullivan

Trial Type: Contractor Negligence-Products Liability-Manufacturer/Seller Negligence-Personal Injury-Mesothelioma

Verdict: $41,273,421 ($21,273,421 compensatory damages; $20,000,000 punitive damages as to Kaiser Gypsum Company only)

November 2010-May 2011

Chester Nelson v. San Francisco Gravel, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Lung Cancer

Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $450,000

November 2010

In Re BP531 v. Lamons Gasket Co., Moore Brothers, J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., S.T.M. Automotive, Inc., Thomas Dee Engineering Company, Tosco Refining Company, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,000,000

November 2010

In Re Cargle, Davis Cole, Hernandez, Revell, Burch, & Treloar v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,000,000

November 2010

Shirley Kramer, et al. v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $420,000

November 2010

Michael Prince v. Tosco Refining Company, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $135,000

November 2010

Pauline Thompson v. General Electric Corporation, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: King County, Washington

Judge: Hon. Suzanne Barnett

Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma-Product Liability-Negligence

Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $275,000 as to All Defendants

October 2010

Gloria Dutton, et al. v. Moore Brothers, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Pancreatic Cancer

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $260,000

October 2010

Charles Akins v. Thomas Dee Engineering Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross

Trial Type: Personal Injury-Mesothelioma-Product Liability-Negligence

Case Settled After Pre-trial Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,700,000 as to All Defendants

September 2010

Leonard Shields v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Reynolds C. Johnson Co., Mack Trucks, Inc., Cummins Inc., Deere & Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Curtis E.A. Karnow

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Lung Cancer

Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $390,000

September 2010

Omar Buchanan v. A.H. Voss Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $135,000

September 2010

Judy Oxford v. Foster Wheeler Corporation, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. John Stewart

Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma-Product Liability-Negligence

Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $1,250,000 as to All Defendants

August 2010

In Re BP 502 v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, Crane Co., Sequoia Ventures, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Marla Miller / Harold Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $850,000

August 2010

Jeanette Boger, et al. v. Groeniger & Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,150,000

August 2010

Jack Ervin v. Groeniger & Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $275,000

August 2010

Thomas and Victoria Olson v. Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. John Stewart

Trial Type: Colon Cancer-Negligence-Product Liability-Asbestos Pipe Supply

Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $900,000 as to All Defendants

June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 505 v. Advocate Mines Ltd., Sequoia Ventures Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, Ford Motor Company, Moore Brothers, Alta Building Material Co., Trimon Inc., Mannington Mills, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,500,000

June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 434 v. Advocate Mines Ltd., Sequoia Ventures Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, Ford Motor Company, Moore Brothers, Crane Co., Slakey Brothers, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,300,000

June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 513 v. Advocate Mines Ltd., Sequoia Ventures Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, Ford Motor Company, Moore Brothers, Owens-Illinois, Inc., Temporary Plant Cleaners, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $2,100,000

June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 441 v. Crane Co., Albay Construction Company, Sequoia Ventures, Foster Wheeler LLC, Mannington Mills, Inc., Advocate Mines, Ltd., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,300,000

June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 423 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $2,400,000

June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 398 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $800,000

June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 444 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,500,000

June 2010

In Re Brayton Group 431 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $850,000

June 2010

Joanne Setterberg, et al. v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. John Stewart

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Lung Cancer

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $630,000

June 2010

Vickie Warren v. Georgia Pacific; Hamilton Materials and Union Carbide Corporation

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Salt Lake City, Utah

Judge: Hon. Glenn Iwasaki

Trial Type: Personal Injury-Peritoneal Mesothelioma-Product Liability-Negligence

Verdict: $5,256,818.61

April-May 2010

Joyce Juelch, et al. v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, J.T. Thorpe & Son Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Lung Cancer

Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $250,000

April 2010

Carol Brumley, et al. v. San Francisco Gravel Company, Inc., J.S. Guerin & Company, Inc., Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., Rich-Tex, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Lung Cancer

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,725,000

March-April 2010

Jean Harlow-Biles, et al. v. Temporary Plant Cleaners, Inc., Tosco Refining Company, Inc., Sequoia Ventures Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $850,000

March 2010

Christopher Bakkie; Charles Bakkie v. Union Carbide Corporation

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Charlene Padovani Kisselbach

Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma

Verdict: $1,000,000 (non-economic damages as personal injury verdict including all economic damages-
see Sept 2006 below-fully satisfied pre-trial)

February-March 2010

In Re Brayton Group 480 v. Roebbelen Construction Co., Inc., Moore Bros., Mannington Mills, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Jeffrey S. Ross

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,500,000

February 2010

Frances Fitch, et al. v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Wrongful Death-Lung Cancer

Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $375,000

February 2010

Al Samuelson v. Amcord, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Los Angeles County

Judge: Hon. Ricardo A. Torres

Trial Type: Lung Cancer-Products Liability-Negligence

Case Settled During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $1,000,000 as to All Defendants

December 2009-January 2010

In Re Brayton Group 394 v. Goodrich Corporation, Granite Construction Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $570,000

January 2010

In Re Brayton Group 411 v. Foster Wheeler LLC, J.T. Thorpe & Son, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Ronald E. Quidachay

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Personal Injury-Asbestosis

Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,200,000

January 2010

Kathleen Rice, et al. v. Gusmer Enterprises, Inc., Oakfabco, Inc., Millipore Corporation, and Scott Laboratories, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Monica F. Wiley

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma

Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,370,000

January 2010

Nellie Trolard, et al. v. Dana Companies LLC, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Monica F. Wiley

Trial Type: Products Liability-Negligence-Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma

Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $850,000

January 2010