Cases In 2011
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Asbestos Cases in 2011

Below are summaries of our trials from 2011.

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