Cases In 2011
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Asbestos Cases in 2011

Below are summaries of our trials from 2011. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

In Re BP580 v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Crane Co., Scott Co. of California, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos

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

Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,500,000

December 2011

Irene Eggleton v. Van Waters & Rogers, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. James Robertson

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

Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $900,000

December 2011

Bruce Gleason v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Mannington Mills, Inc., Domco Products Texas, L.P., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson

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

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

October 2011

In Re BP574 v. Rich-Tex, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. James Robertson

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

Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,800,000

October 2011

In Re BP575 v. Asbestos Defendants

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. A. James Robertson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $960,000

October 2011

Wiley Utterback v. Collins Electric, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. A. James Robertson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $375,000

October 2011

Andrew Thompson v. Nacco Materials, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. A. James Robertson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $114,000

October 2011

William Tracy v. Douglas Insulation, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. A. James Robertson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $110,000

October 2011

Jeraldine Nicholson v. Highland Stucco & Lime Products, Inc., Amcord Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Los Angeles, California

Judge: Hon. Elisabeth White

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

Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $430,000

September 2011

Ferdy Lionello v. Calportland Company, Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Highland Stucco & Lime Products, Inc., Amcord Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Orange County, California

Judge: Hon. Steven Perk

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

Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $250,000

September 2011

Gillian Hensley v. Curtiss-Wright Inc., et. al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. John Stewart

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

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

August 2011

Robert Morgan v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et. al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Teri Jackson

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

Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $530,000

August 2011

Alan Ray v. Foster Wheeler LLC, et. al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. John Stewart

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

Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $675,000

August 2011

Vincent Stumpo v. Calportland Company, Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Highland Stucco & Lime Products, Inc., Amcord Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Orange County, California

Judge: Hon. Steven Perk

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

Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $170,000

July 2011

Patsy Rood v. Cleaver-Brooks Inc., et. al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. John Stewart

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

Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $220,000

July 2011

Thomas Hixson v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et. al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. John Stewart

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

Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $950,000

July 2011

Giovanni Colombo v. Thomas Dee Engineering, et. al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. John Stewart

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

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

July 2011

Judith Black v. Certainteed Corporation

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Teri Jackson

Trial Type: Mesothelioma-Bystander Exposure Doing Laundry-Product Liability-Negligence

Case Resolved During Jury Selection: Excess of $3,100,000

July 2011

Estela Carcallas, et al. v. Rockwell Automation, Inc., Graybar Electric Company, Inc., et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. James Robertson

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

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

June 2011

Robert Verant v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Los Angeles, California

Judge: Hon. Maureen Duffy-Lewis

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

Case Settled During Plaintiff’s Case-In-Chief: Excess of $1,770,000

June 2011

Sandra Austin, et al. v. Del Webb, Fluor Corporation, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Los Angeles, California

Judge: Hon. Rolf Treu

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

Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $5,000,000

May-June 2011

Roderick Brooks v. Cummins Inc., Sun Ship, LLC, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. James Robertson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $400,000

June 2011

Richard Chiolino v. Honeywell International, Inc., Ford Motor Company, Autozone West, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Orange County, California

Judge: Hon. Steven Perk

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

Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $430,000

June 2011

Margaret Watson v. Honeywell Corporation; Borg Warner Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: King County, Washington

Judge: Hon. Katherine Shaffer

Trial Type: Products Liability-Friction Linings (Brakes/Clutches)-Negligence-Wrongful Death Asbestosis

Case Resolved During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $100,000 as to All Defendants

June 2011

Sandra Austin, et ux. v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc. (fka Bechtel Corp.); Fluor Corporation; Del Webb Corporation; et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Los Angeles County

Judge: Hon. Rolf Treu

Trial Type: Peritoneal Mesothelioma Wrongful Death-General Contractor Negligence-Products Liability

Case Settled After Jury Selection at Opening Statements: Excess of $5,250,000 as to All Defendants

June 2011

Allen Kennedy v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Scott Company of California, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. James Robertson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $900,000

May 2011

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

Herman Starnes v. Todd Shipyards Corporation, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $400,000

April 2011

William Wilkins v. Certainteed Corporation, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $385,000

April 2011

Hurley Richardson v. Amcord Inc., et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $435,000

April 2011

Terry Lueken v. Certainteed Corporation, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $265,000

April 2011

George Seevers v. Certainteed Corporation, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $780,000

April 2011

Miramon Anaya v. Hopeman Brothers, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $285,000

April 2011

In Re D602 Trials v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Thomas Dee Engineering Company, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $3,000,000

April 2011

Darlene Ball, et al. v. Toshiba International Corporation, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $175,000

March 2011

Janet Durham, et al. v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Thomas Dee Engineering Company, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $465,000

March 2011

Anita Player, et al. v. General Electric Company, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $210,000

March 2011

George Tyler v. Moore Brothers, Republic Supply Company, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,250,000

March 2011

In Re Bp529 v. General Electric Company, J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach

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

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

March 2011

Judith Reece, et al. v. Crane Co., et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $3,775,000

February 2011

Carrie Phillips, et al. v. Bayer Crop Science, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,180,000

January 2011

Laurie Orr, et al. v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $185,000

January 2011

John Baglietto v. Georgia Pacific Corporation, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $90,000

January 2011

In Re BP526 v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc,. Foster Wheeler LLC, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Curtis Karnow

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $930,000

January 2011

Daniel Riedinger v. Ace Fil-Am Hardware, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Curtis Karnow

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $360,000

January 2011

In Re BP546 v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Moore Brothers, Douglas Insulation Company, Inc., et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. James Robertson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $700,000

January 2011

John Medynski v. J.T. Thorpe & Sons, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn

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

Case Settled During Pre-Trial Hearings: Excess of $80,000

January 2011

Ina Coyle, et al. v. Crane Co., et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. James Robertson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,500,000

January 2011

Theresa Edwards, et al. v. Kaiser Gypsum, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn

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

Case Settled During Pre-Trial Hearings: Excess of $310,000

January 2011

Yvonne Sanders, et al. v. Anderson Rowe & Buckley, Inc., Cahill Contractors, Inc., Douglas Insulation Company, Inc., et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. James Robertson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,300,000

January 2011

Ina Coyle, et al. v. Crane Co., et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. James Robertson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,500,000

January 2011

Toni Baragar, et al. v. Cummins Inc., Ford Motor Company, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. James Robertson

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

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $950,000

January 2011