Cases in 2021
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Cases in 2021

Below are summaries of our trials from 2021.

Jo Ann Cropper v. Pennsylvania Shipbuilding & Sun Ship LLC
U.S. Department of Labor, Administrative Law Judges, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Judge: Hon. Scott R. Morris
Trial Type: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
Pending ALJ Decision
1 Day, September 2021

Dolores Duty (WD – William Duty) et ux. v. Trizec Properties, Inc (E.W. Hahn Contractors) et al.
Civil Bench Trial (Partially Remote – COVID)
Superior Court County of San Francisco California
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Trial Type – Rectal Cancer Wrongful Death of former drywall sub-contractor employed taper by General Contractor E.W. Hahn Construction in 1960s – Southern California Department and Grocery store construction – decorated Marine Vietnam veteran.
Case resolved during defendants case-in-chief in excess of $750,000.00 as to all case defendants.
July-Aug 2021

Kerri O’Boyle (WD) et ux. v. Honeywell International, Inc (Bendix Corporation) et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court County of Alameda California
Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
Trial Type – Epithelial Malignant Mesothelioma Wrongful Death of Daughter assisting her father on home brake jobs as adolescent.
Case resolved just prior to jury selection, during hearing of pre-trial motions, in excess of $2,000,000.00 as to all case defendants.
July 2021

Gino Micheli and Girolama Micheli v. Bacou-Dalloz Safety, LLC (Wilson Safety Company) et al.
Civil Jury Trial (Remote Trial – COVID-19)
Superior Court of the State of California – San Francisco
Judge: Hon. Kathleen Kelly
Trial Type – 83-year old retired career Insulator, Shop Planner and Contract Price Analyst – Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma – Products Liability and Negligence/Loss of Consortium – Wilson Monomask 200 respiratory protection design defect – Naval Air Station Alameda, Hunters Point Naval Shipyard San Francisco, Department of the Navy Shipbuilding Supervisor.
Case resolved at commencement of Motions In Limine in excess of $2,500,000.00 as to all case defendants.
May-June 2021

Norman Nelson v. Keenan Properties, Inc.; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as Insurer of Ocean Shore Iron Works Steam and Plumbing Service Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court for the State of California, San Francisco County.
Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
Trial type – Disputed Asbestosis/Medical Monitoring/Non-Smoker – 72-Year old retired San Francisco Bay Area Plumber/Marine Engineer at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco General Hospital, Stanford University, St. Ignatius High School, Children’s Hospital San Francisco, United Parcel Service, etc.
Case resolved after hearings on Motions in Limine prior to Jury Selection in excess of $750,000.00 as to all case defendants.
Mar 2021

Evelyn Brown et al. v. Lone Star Industries, et al.
Civil Jury Trial (Remote trial – COVID-19)
Superior Court of the State of California – County of Alameda
Judge: Hon. Paul D. Herbert
Trial type – Wrongful Death – 84-year-old retired Plasterer working throughout the East San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland Naval Hospital, West Oakland Main Post Office, Alta Bates Hospital, University of California at Berkeley, Laney College, BART, etc) – pathologic disputed cause of death – mesothelioma versus retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) – left chest encasing rind.
Case resolved during pre-trial motions, including proposed reverse bifurcation of issues in a 2-Phase trial to separate juries, in excess of $1,500,000.00 as to all case defendants.
Feb-Mar 2021

Else McKay et al. v. Honeywell International, Inc. (Bendix Corporation) et al.
Civil Jury Trial (Remote trial – COVID-19)
Superior Court of the State of California for Alameda County
Judge: Hon. Stephen Pulido
Trial type – Mesothelioma Wrongful death – 89-Year Old Career Maintenance Mechanic – General Motors Fremont California NUMMI plant – Negligence and Products Liability.
Case resolved during pre-trial motions in excess of $2,500,000.00 as to all case defendants
Jan-Feb 2021