Cases In 2019
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Cases in 2019

Below are summaries of our trials from 2019.

Mary Martinez, et. al. v. A.H. Voss Company, Amcord, Inc., Apache Underground, Familian Corporation, Groeniger & Company, J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc., Underground Construction Co., Inc., Westburne Supply, Inc.,et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief in Excess of: $4,500,000.00
3 weeks, August-September 2019

Harold & Janet Montano v. Control Co., Dap Inc., Rudolph & Sletten, Inc., Red-White Valve Corp.,et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Kathleen Kelly
Trial Type: Personal Injury – Colon Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $700,000.00
1 week, August 2019

Jony Wood, et al. & Diana McDonald, et al. v. Sun Ship, LLC, Westburne Supply, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Kathleen Kelly
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $200,000.00
1 week, July 2019

Kelly Burke-Puertas, et al. & Julie Craycroft, et al. v. Moore Borther, O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC, ZF Sachs Automotive of America, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $2,800,000.00
1 week, July 2019

Barbara Schaffer et al. v. Consolidated Insulation, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $400,000.00
1 week, July 2019

John Woods & Mark Umphress v. Douglass Insulation Co., Inc., Foster Wheller LLC, IMO Inudstries, Sun Ship, LLC, Velan Valve Corp, et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $450,000.00
1 week, July 2019

James Peterson v. Westside Building Material Corp., Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Thompson Building Materials, et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $630,000.00
1 week, June 2019

David Ellis v. Temporary Plant Cleaners, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court of the State of California – San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Angela Bradstreet
Trial Type – Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma diagnosed 2002 – Left Kidney resection upon recurrence 2005 – Retired 76-year old Career San Francisco Bay Area Refinery/Industrial Mechanic/Tradesman – Lake Tahoe; Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $1,000,000.00 as to all case defendants
May/June 2019

Mary Ann Trujillo et al. v. Cal-Steam Company, Inc., Frederick Meiswinkle, Inc., Monterey Mechanical Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court -State of California for San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Angela M. Bradstreet
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Career Sheetmetal Construction Worker throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including at Stanford University
Case resolved after hearings on all Motions In Liminee prior to Jury Selection in excess of $2,500,000.00 as to all case defendants
May – 2019

Marjorie Collins, et al. v. Parsons Government Services Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Stomach/Gastric Cancer – Negligence
Defense Verdict Regarding Identification Only
Settled as to All Other Defendants in Excess of: $1,100,000.00
3 weeks, April – May 2019

Susan Kimberling et al. vs. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court of the State of California – Los Angeles County – Burbank Division
Judge: Hon John J. Kralik
Trial Type – Widow and Daughters case for Wrongful Death – 74 year old career Drywaller/Contractor – Cardio-Pulmonary Failure – post 2005 Coronary Arterial Bypass Surgery/Congestive Heart Failure – No clinical diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension/cor pulmonale – Restrictive Pulmonary Fibrosis (Asbestosis) mis-referenced as COPD on Death Certificate
Verdict – $904,229.00 with findings for Plaintiffs on all 3 Causes of Action: Products Liability – Consumer Expectation, Products Liability – Failure to Warn, Negligence.
March-April 2019

Thomas and Mary Sylvester v. Goodman Lumbar Company et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court of State of California – San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type: Retired 86-year old Stationary Engineer – Products Liability/Negligence – Disputed Asbestosis v Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – Loss of Consortium
Case resolved after Motions In Liminee at commencement of jury selection in excess of $500,000.00 as to all case defendants.
Feb-Mar 2019

Leslie Hill, et. al. v. Hennessey Industries, LLC, et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis – Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $450,000.00
1 weeks, March 2019

Mary Beth Perniz, et. al. v. Associated Insulation of California, James A. Nelson Co., Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Teri L. Jackson
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants After Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $13,700,000.00
2 weeks, February – March 2019

Thomas Sylvester, et. al. v. Goodman Lumber Co., W.W. Grainger, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis – Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $525,000.00
1 week, February 2019

Jaunita Slaughterback, et. al. v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Para-Occupational Take Home – Negligence & Products Liability
Reverse Bifurcated Trial on Affirmative Defense of Workers Compensation Bar
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Witness Testimony in Excess of: $750,000.00
3 weeks, January – February 2019

Sharon Jennings, et. al. v. Federal-Mogul, Quinn Co., Davis Auto Parts, BorgWarner Morse TEC LLC, et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey S. Ross
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Opening Statement in Excess of: $800,000.00
2 weeks, January 2019

Joan Mclain et al v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, Asco Valve, Inc., California Drywall Co., Cleaver-Brooks, Inc, Cleveland Wrecking Company, Cooper Brothers, Inc, DeZurik, Inc, FDCC California, Inc., et al.
San Francisco Superior Court
Judge: Angela Bradstreet
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Products Liability & Negligence
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief: Excess of $4,600,000.00
3 Weeks, January 2019