Cases In 2018
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Cases in 2018

Below are summaries of our trials from 2018. To access more verdicts, choose a different year:

Esther Shiffer v.Wismer & Becker Contracting Engineers, Flowserve US Inc., et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally-Taylor

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability

Settled as to All Case Defendants During Jury Selection in Excess of: $6,000,000.00

1 week, December 2018

Jennifer Gamba v. Associated Insulation, Inc., et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally-Taylor

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability

Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $5,000,000.00

1 week, December 2018

Janis Hebebrand v. Red Feather Construction, Inc., et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally-Taylor

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability

Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,250,000.00

1 week, December 2018

Edmond Newman & Shirley Newman v. Valley Pipe & Supply Company, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court for the County of Alameda

Judge: Hon Victoria Kolakowski

Trial Type: Metastatic Colon Cancer to Lung – Lobectomy – Retired Career Welder/Plumber – Loss of Consortium

Case resolved after jury selection prior to opening statements in excess of $2,000,000.00 as to all case defendants

Nov/Dec – 2018

Matt Marion v. IMO Industries, Inc., et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally-Taylor

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability

Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $900,000.00

1 week, November 2018

William Davis v. Johns-Manville Manufacturing, Slakey Brothers, Inc., T.W. Smith Company, et al.

Alameda County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Winifred Smith

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability

Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,200,000.00

1 week, November 2018

Robert & Jean Ross v. Associated Insulation of California, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: Angela Bradstreet

Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence – Colon Cancer

Case settled during motions in limine: Excess of $1,500,000

1 week, October 2018

Bruce Kinman v. Pneumo Abex LLX, Cummins Inc., Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar, Inc., et al.

Alameda County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman

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

Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,000,000.00

1 week, October 2018

Stanley Boren and Christie Noble v. Underground Construction Co., Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco

Judge: Hon. Charlene P. Kiesselbach

Trial Type: Retired Millwright/Pipefitter/Piledriver – Contractor Negligence – Epithelial Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma – Asbestos Cement Pipe cutting – BART Civic Center and Montgomery Street stations original construction 1969-71; Loss of Consortium

Case resolved during plaintiffs’ case-in-chief in excess of $3,500,000.00 as to all case defendants

Sept/Oct 2018

Barbara Puchosic, et. al. v. Acco Engineered Systems, Inc., Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Fischbach and Moore, Inc., Parsons Government Services, et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos

Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Colon Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability

Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $750,000.00

1 week, September 2018

Philip McDown, et. al. v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., Lamons Gasket Company, et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly

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

Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $375,000.00

1 week, August 2018

Laurie Harry, et. al. v. Marcal Associates, Ltd., Scott Co. of CA, Underground Construction Co., Inc., et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly

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

Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $415,000.00

1 week, August 2018

Nina Aughinbaugh, et. al. v. Crane Co., DuroDyne Corp, Familian Corp,, FDCC CA, Inc., et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly

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

Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $500,000.00

1 week, August 2018

Ronald Kirchner v. Crane Co., Dillingham Construction, Inc, Fluor Corp, et al.

Solano County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. D. Scott Daniels

Trial Type: Personal Injury – Colon Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability

Settled as to All Case Defendants After Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $350,000.00

1 week, August 2018

Sondra Leeper v. Ric-Wil, Incorporated, GCO, Inc., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court of State of California – Alameda County

Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman

Trial Type – Wrongful Death Mesothelioma – San Francisco Bay Area career Pipefitter/Welder

Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $7,250,000.00 as to all case defendants

2 weeks, August 2018

Emma Ward, et. al. v. Republic Supply Company, Temporary Plant Cleaners, Inc., et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Newton J. Lam

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

Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $550,000.00

1 week, August 2018

William Parker v. Douglas Insulation Company, Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Newton J. Lam

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

Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $400,000.00

1 week, August 2018

Sondra Leeper, et ux v. Ric-Wil, Incorporated, et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court of State of California – Alameda County

Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman

Trial Type – Wrongful Death Mesothelioma – San Francisco Bay Area career Pipefitter/Welder

Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $7,250,000.00 as to all case defendants

Aug – 2018

Michael & Debbie Vandevoir v. Bendix Corp.(Honeywell International, Inc.) et al

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court of the State of California – San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Newton Lam

Trial Type – Career Mechanic/Electrician – Colon Cancer/Asbestosis/Loss of Consortium

Case resolved during motions in limine in excess of $750,000.00 as to all case defendants

July/Aug 2018

Robert Spiers et al v. CSK Auto Parts, Inc. et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court, County of Alameda, California

Judge: Hon. Michael M. Markman

Trial Type: Wrongful Death Mesothelioma, Career Machinist, Negligence and Products Liability

Case resolved in excess of $1,250,000.00 as to all case defendants at start of jury selection.

July-Aug 2018

Donald and Vivian Granada v. Navistar, Inc., et al.

Superior Court: Alameda, California

Judge: Michael Markman

Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence – Lung Cancer

Case settled during jury selection: Excess of $740,000

1 week, July 2018

Oscar Johanson, et al. v. Channel Lumber Co., et al.

Superior Court: Shasta, California

Judge: Tamara Wood

Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence – Lung Cancer

Case settled after voir dire: Excess of $780,000

1 week, July 2018

Gary & Linda Smith v. Caterpillar Inc., Gardner Denver, Inc., Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Markey Machinery, Rexnord Industries, et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Newton J. Lam

Trial Type: Personal Injury -Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability

Settled as to All Case Defendants During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief in Excess of: $2,000,000.00

3 weeks, June – July 2018

San Juana Turner, et al. v. Channel Lumber Co., et al.

Superior Court: Alameda, California

Judge: Stephen Kaus

Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence- Smoking – Lung Cancer

Case settled during jury selection: Excess of $480,000

1 week, June 2018

Evelyn Owen v. Cooper Brothers, Inc., FDCC California Inc., Marconi Plastering Company, Inc., Rudolph & Sletten, Inc., et al.

San Francisco County Superior Court

Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly

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

Settled as to All Case Defendants After Opening Statements in Excess of: $4,300,000.00

2 weeks, June 2018

Sharon Stocker v. PACCAR, Inc., et al.

Jurisdiction: Portland, Oregon

Judge: Leslie Roberts

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

Case settled during plaintiff’s case in chief: Excess of $1,000,000

2 weeks, May 2018

Judy Crim v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al.

Superior Court: San Francisco, California

Judge: James Robertson

Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence- Smoking – Lung Cancer

Case settled during plaintiff’s case in chief: Excess of $100,000

2 weeks, April 2018

Richard & Made Berg v. Alta Building Materials Company et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court of the State of California – County of Alameda

Judge: Hon Evelio Grillo

Trial Type – Retired Law School Professor – Product Liability/Negligence – Epithelial Mesothelioma

Case resolved after Plaintiffs’ Opening Statement in excess of $4,000,000.00 plus assignment of equitable indemnity rights to Mr Berg as to all case defendants

Mar/April 2018

Diana Jeffrey v. Borgwarner, et al.

Superior Court: Los Angeles, California

Judge: Bobbi Tilmon

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

Case settled during jury selection: Excess of $1,230,000

1 week, March 2018

Kenneth Johnson v. Dixieline Lumber Company et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court – San Diego County

Judge: Hon. Kenneth J. Medel

Trial Type – disputed asbestosis – 76 year old retired Plumber – Negligence – Product Liability

Case resolved in excess of $400,000.00 as to all case defendants during pre-trial motions.

Mar 2018

John Hernandez; Virginia Hernandez v. Calaveras Asbestos Ltd., et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: County of Solano

Judge: Hon. D. Scott Daniels

Trial Type: Retired career Pipefitter – Colon Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability – Loss of Consortium

Case resolved as to all case defendants in excess of $750,000.00 during jury selection

Feb/Mar 2018

Ernestine Brown et ux. v. Albay Construction Company et al.

Civil Jury Trial

Superior Court: San Francisco County

Judge: Hon. Angela Bradstreet

Trial Type: 90-year-old Career Bay-Area Refinery Insulator – Asbestosis Wrongful Death – Negligence – Products Liability.

Case resolved after Motions In Limine at start of Jury Selection in excess of $700,000.00 as to all case defendants.

Jan/Feb 2018