Cases in 2020

Below are summaries of our trials from 2020.

Joseph Ocacio (WD – Claudetta Ocacio) v. The William Powell Company et al.
Civil Jury Trial (Remote Trial – COVID-19)
Superior Court of California – San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
Trial type – Spousal Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Take-home exposure from career Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Machinist/Mare Island Naval Shipyard Nuclear Inspector.
Case resolved as to all case defendants after conclusion of Motions In Limine and start of jury selection in excess of $250,000.00.
November – December 2020

Thomas Maeder, et. al. v. J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc., et al.
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. David S. Cunningham III
Trial Type: Personal Injury – Heavy Smoking – Lung Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
Resolved as to All Case Defendants After Motions in Limine in Excess of: $675,000.00
October – November 2020

Jeffrey & Teresa Sposito v. Fluor Corporation; Monterey Mechanical Company; Bigge Crane Company; Tulloch Corporation et al.
Civil Jury Trial (Remote Trial – COVID-19)
Superior Court of California – Alameda County
Judge: Hon. Evelio M. Grillo
Trial Type – 73-year-old former Sheet Metal worker (Shell Oil Martinez Refinery LOP Quad Expansion 1965-66), now East Bay Real Estate executive, Sarcomatoid Malignant Mesothelioma and Spouse Loss of Consortium – Negligence.
Case resolved as to all defendants during second day of Plaintiffs’ Opening Statement in excess of $13,000,000.00.
September – October 2020

Gary Garrison and Karen Garrison v. Temporary Plant Cleaners, Inc.; Scott Technologies, Inc.; Broadspectrum Downstream Services, Inc. FKA TIMEC Company, Inc.; Parsons Government Services, Inc. FKA Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, Inc.; YBJD, Inc. FKA Yardbirds Electric and Plumbing Supply, Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial (Remote Trial – COVID-19)
Superior Court of California – San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
Trial Type: Former Marine – age 75 – retired San Francisco Bay Area Refinery Operator (Union Oil – Rodeo – Unit 200 Coker; ASARCO; TOSCO – Avon) – No Marker Lung Cancer – 100+ pack year smoking history; Loss of Consortium.
Case resolved as to all defendants, including those who began trial as set forth above, during jury hardships (partly remote due to COVID pandemic) in excess of $1,250,000.00
August 2020

Nadine Amaral, et. al. v. Scott Technologies, Inc., Underground Construction Co., Inc., Westburne Supply, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Kathleen Kelly
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Para-Occupational – Heavy Smoking – Lung Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
Resolved as to All Case Defendants During Jury Selection in Excess of: $650,000.00
February 2020

Robert & Debra Walker v. TIMEC Company, Inc. (n/k/a Broadspectrum Downstream Services, Inc.) et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court of California – San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Curtis E. A. Karnow
Trial Type – Personal Injury/Loss of Consortium No-Marker Adenocarcinoma of the Lung – Negligence case – Career Plumber/Pipefitter – San Francisco Bay Area Refineries (TOSCO, Shell, Standard Oil/Chevron) – Contractor Liability – Sweeping, Cleaning Asbestos-Containing Valve/Flange Repairs and Pipe Insulation Debris during Overhauls, Shutdowns and Turnarounds
Case resolved during Motion Practice prior to jury selection in excess of $1,500,000.00 as to all case defendants.
January 2020

Michael & Sonseah Sciume v. ATKN Company (FKA Guy F. Atkinson Company) et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court of California – San Francisco County
Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
Trial Type – Personal Injury/Loss of Consortium No-Marker Colon Cancer Negligence case – Career Union Insulator – San Francisco Bay Area Shipyards, Refineries and Powerhouses 1974-2017
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $750,000.00 as to all case defendants.
December 2019 – January 2020

Louise Mahoney, et. al. v. Kaiser Cement Corporation (aka Hanson Permanente Cement, Inc., Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al.
Alameda County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Winifred Smith
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
Verdict: $250,000,00
Resolved as to Other Case Defendants in Excess of $450,000.00
November 2019 – January 2020