Cases In 2013
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Cases in 2013

Below are summaries of our trials from 2013. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

Sam Hasty et al. v. Georgia-Pacific LLC, Lamons Gasket Company, Oscar E. Erickson, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability

Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $375,000 as to all case defendants

Dec 2013

Deloris Turner et ux. v. Hennessy Industries, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Kidney Cancer – Locksmith/Mechanic – Negligence and Products Liability

Case resolved during voir dire in jury selection in excess of $250,000 as to all case defendants

Dec 2013

Margaret Patrick et ux. v. Lamons Gasket Company, Inc. et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Asbestosis – Boilermaker – Negligence and Products Liability

Case resolved during voir dire in jury selection in excess of $1,000,000 as to all case defendants

Dec 2013

Sandy Siegel et ux. vs. Hennessey Industries, Inc. et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Newton Lam

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Mechanic/Career Ironworker – Brake Shoes – Former Smoker

Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $700,000 as to all defendants

Nov 2013

Eugene Rocha and Gail Rocha v. Hamilton Supply Co, Inc. (Oakland Sheet Metal Co., Inc)

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. James J. McBride

Trial Type: Products Liability/Negligence – Mesothelioma/Career Sheet Metal Worker/Loss of Consortium

Verdict: $2,505,880

Oct/Nov 2013


Charles Akins v. RPI Company (Plant Insulation Company)

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Teri L. Jackson

Trial Type: Negligence – Personal Injury – Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Verdict of $730,000

Case Resolved With Other Defendants: Excess of $3,270,000

Sept-Nov 2013

James Chesser v. Supro Corporation, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Los Angeles County

Judge: Hon. David L. Minning

Trial Type – Negligence/Products Liability – Laryngeal Cancer/Asbestosis – Career Drywaller

Case resolved as to all case defendants during jury selection in excess of $500,000

Sept/Oct 2013

Robert W. Cressy, as Personal Representative for the Estate of Verla Juanita Cressy v. C.H. Murphy/Clark-Ullman, Inc., et. al

Civil Jury Trial

Circuit Court: Portland, Oregon

Judge: Hon. Kathleen Dailey

Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death – Asbestosis

Case settled after motions in limine in excess of $175,000

Sept 2013

Franklin Schwab and Patricia Schwab v. ZF Sachs Automotive of America, Inc. et al

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Sant Cruz County

Judge: Hon. Rebecca Connolly

Trial Type: Products Liability – Negligence – Automotive Mechanic Mesothelioma – Loss of Consortium

Case resolved as to all case defendants during Plaintiff’s case in chief in excess of $2,500,000.

Aug 2013

Steve A. Brinkman v. Gypsum Wallboard Supply, Inc. et al

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Seattle, Washington

Judge: Hon. Catherine Shaffer

Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Personal Injury – Asbestosis

Case settled after Jury Selection: Excess of $100,000

Aug 2013

Randall Wilkins, Richard Phillips, Rex Crossland, et al. v. Amcord, Inc., Acco Engineered Systems, Inc., Trizec Realty, LLC, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith

Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Personal Injury – Asbestosis

Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $550,000

Aug 2013

Frances Murphy v. San Francisco Gravel Company Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Newton Lam

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Pleural Mesothelioma – Negligence – Product Liability

Case resolved during plaintiffs’ case-in-chief: in excess of $ 6,600,000 as to all case defendants

July-Aug 2013

Karen Valentiner v. Union Carbide Corporation, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Newton Lam

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Pleural Mesothelioma – Negligence – Product Liability

Case resolved during plaintiffs’ case-in-chief.

July-Aug 2013

Cindy Lindley v. D. Zelinsky & Sons, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Newton Lam

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Pleural Mesothelioma – Negligence – Product Liability

Case resolved during plaintiffs’ case-in-chief: in excess of $ 1,800,000 as to all case defendants

July-Aug 2013

Janette Denham v. Clausen-Patten, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Newton Lam

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Pleural Mesothelioma – Negligence – Product Liability

Case resolved during plaintiffs’ case-in-chief: in excess of $ 4,900,000 as to all case defendants

July-Aug 2013

John & Mary Beth Perniz v. Certainteed Corporation, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos

Trial Type: Products Liability – Negligence – Career Local #16 Insulator – Loss of Consortium

Case resolved as to all case defendants during plaintiff case in chief in excess of $10,500,000.

July-Aug 2013

Edward Tesar v. Crane Co., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Newton Lam

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

Case resolved during voir dire: in excess of $60,000 as to all case defendants.

June 2013

Richard Luros, M.D. v. Amcord Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Alameda County

Judge: Hon. Jo-Lynne Lee

Trial Type: Mesothelioma – Products Liability – Negligence – Hospital construction/renovation

Case resolved as to all case defendants in excess of $3,000,000 during trial – verdict for Union Carbide Corp.

May-July 2013

Roger Henderson, et al. v. Baldwin Contracting Company, Inc., Monterey Mechanical Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer

Case Settled During Opening Statements: Excess of $211,000

May 2013

Rosemary Mitchell, Marion Chappelle, Antonette Scriber, Romeo Schneble, Charles Simpson, David Wilson et al. v. Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Thomas Dee Engineering Company, Underground Construction Company, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,836,000

May 2013

Rosita Pique et al. v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer

Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $550,000

May 2013

Geraldine Hilt et ux. v. Otis Elevator Company et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Pleural Mesothelioma – Negligence – Product Liability

Case resolved during plaintiffs’ case-in-chief: in excess of $ 9,000,000 as to all case defendants (inclusive of personal injury matter)

April 2013

David Gerecke et ux. v. Crane Co. et al

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Machinist- Wrongful Death – Pleural Mesothelioma – Negligence – Product Liability

Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements: in excess of $590,000.

April 2013

Georgia Allen v. Owens Illinois et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Pleural Mesothelioma – Negligence – Product Liability

Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements: in excess of $840,000.

April 2013

Beverly Lee v. Owens Illinois et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Pleural Mesothelioma – Negligence – Product Liability

Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements: in excess of $670,000.

April 2013

William Youngbluth v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, Parsons Government Services, Inc., Sequoa Ventures, Inc., Tosco Corporation, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Emile H. Elias

Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Personal Injury – Asbestosis

Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $182,000

April 2013

Jerry Cates and Judith Cates v. Certainteed Corporation, Thomas Dee Engineering Company, Yarway Corporation., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith

Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Personal Injury – Lung Cancer

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

April 2013

Michael Villaverde et ux v. Fluor Corporation et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Insulator Wrongful Death – Pleural Mesothelioma – Negligence – Product Liability

Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements in excess of $1,500,000 as to all case defendants.

March-April 2013

Flora Olson et ux v. Timec Company Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Insulator Wrongful Death – Peritoneal Mesothelioma – Negligence – Product Liability – Refinery.

Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements in excess of $3,500,000 as to all case defendants.

March-April 2013

Michael Todd v. Todd Shipyard Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor

Trial Type: Pharyngeal/Esophageal Cancer & Asbestosis – Negligence – Product Liability

Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $500,000 as to all case defendants.

March 2013

Janice Pearson et al. v. Thompson Building Materials, Westside Building Materials, Parex U.S.A. Inc., Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Hon. Anne M. Masullo

Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death – Kidney Cancer

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

March 2013

David and Gail DeCeoursty v. Fraser’s Boiler Service, Inc. et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith

Trial Type: Lung Cancer – Negligence – Shipyards

Case resolved after opening statements to the jury in excess of $1,750,000 as to all case defendants.

Dec 2012-Feb 2013

Donald and Ruby Silver v. Crane Co., Ford Motor Company, Honeywell International, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Judge: Hon. Edward JonesTrial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Lung Cancer

Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $350,000

January 2013