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Brayton Purcell LLP is the most active trial firm on the west coast. As lead counsel, Mr. Purcell has tried numerous asbestos personal injury actions and other cases representing injured or victimized people, winning over $250 million in verdict awards for clients. Recently, Mr. Purcell secured one of the Top Plaintiff’s Verdicts of 2014 ( Robert & Linda Whalen vs. John Crane, Inc. ), recognized by the Daily Journal.

  • 2019
    • Cynthia Treadwell v. Fluor Enterprises/Fluor Daniel Inc.; Sutherland Building Materials, Inc. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • District Court – Tulsa County – State of Oklahoma
      • Judge: Hon. William D. La Fortune
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Career Insulator/Asbestos Abatement Contractor – Negligence – Products Liability.
      • Case resolved at beginning of Plaintiff’s Opening Statement in excess of $2,500,000.00 as to all case defendants.
      • June-July 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
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • 2017
    • John M. Silva v. TOSCO Corporation et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Angela Bradstreet
      • Trial Type: Renal Cell Carcinoma Post 2007 Nephrectomy Metastatic in 2016 to Mastoid
      • Bone/Salivary Gland – Retired Refinery Welder/Maintenance Mechanic – Negligence.
      • Verdict: $2,865,290.00
      • Nov-Dec 2017
    • Larry Petrie & Charlotte Petrie v. John Crane Inc; The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co; Montgomery Auto Parts Co, et al.
      Cornelius Wadley v. Triple A Machine Shop, Inc; Dana Companies LLC, et al.

       

      • Civil Jury Trial (Consolidated)
      • Superior Court – Solano County California
      • Judge: Hon Paul Beeman
      • Trial Type:
        Petrie – Retired Mare Island Naval Shipyard Pipefitter/UPS Delivery Truck Driver – Biphasic Malignant Mesothelioma – Personal Injury & Loss of Consortium.
        Wadley – Retired Construction/Mare Island Naval Shipyard Machinest – Malignant Mesothelioma – Personal Injury.
        Wadley case resolved after jury selection in excess of $1,500,000.00 as to all case defendants.
        Petrie case resolved after Plaintiff’s opening statement in excess of $4,000,000.00 as to all case defendants.
      • Oct-Nov 2017
    • Faagalogalo Faiaipau et ux v. J&H Marine & Industrial Engineering Company (Willard Marine Decking Inc.) et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court – Alameda County
      • Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
      • Trial Type – Wrongful Death – No-Marker Lung Cancer – AAA Machine Shop Rigger worked aboard ships during decking renovations 1978-1981 – Negligence of Decking Contractor
      • Verdict: $4,359,492.22
      • Sept-Oct 2017
    • Michael Rhodes v. California Drywall Company et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
      • Trial Type – Asbestosis – Retired Insulator – Negligence of contractors
      • Case resolved after Motions in Limine at start of jury selection in excess of $400,000.00 as to all case defendants.
      • Sept 2017
    • Linda Ponchione et ux v. Curtis Wiggins Enterprises, Inc. dba One Stop Auto Parts et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Angela Bradstreet
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death Mesothelioma – Suicide – California Academy of Sciences Technician
      • Case resolved after rulings on Motions In Limine as to all case defendants in excess of $500,000 – appeal of msa grant as to CSK Auto pending.
      • July-Aug 2017
    • Nolan Lamb v. Sierra Rock Products, Inc. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Contra Costa County
      • Judge: Hon. Barry Goode
      • Trial Type: Peritoneal Mesothelioma – germline BAP1 mutated 36-year old commercial pilot – Negligence and Products Liability – rock quarry aggregate for ski resort parking lots/pathways – take home bystander exposure from Plaintiff father’s work as City of Modesto Building Inspector during plaintiff’s youth.
      • Verdict: Case resolved as to case defendants after April & May 2017 Evidence Code Section 402 Preliminary Hearings in excess of $6,500,000.00 – June 22, 2017 defense verdict as to trial defendant Certainteed Corporation.
      • Apr-Jun 2017
    • Richard Hurvitz and Carole Hurvitz v. Certainteed Corporation et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County
      • Judge: Hon. Patrick Madden
      • Trial Type: Negligence & Products Liability – 1953 Bestwall Joint Compound – Living Peritoneal Mesothelioma – Career Thoracic/Cardiac Surgeon – Defense medical case: non-asbestos caused well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma/spontaneous non-asbestos caused malignancy.
      • Verdict: $2,483,518.95
      • Feb-Apr 2017
    • Daniel Shaw & Shirley Shaw v. John Crane, Inc.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court – San Francisco Superior Court
      • Judge: Hon. Charlene Padovani Kiesselbach
      • Trial Type: Retired School Custodian/Maintenance Man – Former US Navy Destroyer Boiler Tender – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability – Loss of Consortium
      • Verdict: $7,534,964.25
      • Oct 2016-Feb 2017
  • 2016
    • Abraham and Lisa Castillo v. Triple A Machine Shop, Inc.; John Crane Inc. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
      • Trial Type: Former Navy Machinist Mate – Private Industry Refrigeration Tech – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Product Liability
      • Case resolved as to all case defendants (except Defendant John Crane Inc. to be adjudicated in upcoming Wrongful Death action) in excess of $1,500,000
      • Sept 2016
    • Robert Turner et ux. v. American Optical Company et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Solano County
      • Judge: Hon. Paul L. Beeman
      • Trial Type: 80 year old retired Mare Island Naval Shipyard Welder specializing in Nuclear Submarines – Lung Cancer – Product Liability – Negligence
      • Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $500,000 as to all case defendants.
      • Aug 2016
    • Donald Hicks v. Alderholt Specialty Company, Inc. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: County of Alameda
      • Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
      • Trial Type: 78 year old career Sheetmetal Mechanic – Negligence/Product Liability – Asbestosis and Pleural Disease
      • Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $150,000 as to all case defendants.
      • Aug 2016
    • Martin Granados et ux. v. Allied Fire Protection, Inc. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Leslie C. Nichols (Ret. – sitting by assignment)
      • Trial Type: 84 year old career Fire Door Installer – Product Liability / Negligence – Personal Injury – Mesothelioma
      • Case resolved at jury selection in excess of $18,000,000 as to all case defendants.
      • July-Aug 2016
    • Earlean Harris et ux. v Pacific Bell Telephone Company et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Solano County
      • Judge: Hon. Paul Beeman
      • Trial Type: Career Pipefitter Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer/Asbestosis – Asbestos Cement Pipe/Telephone Conduit
      • Case resolved during plaintiff’s case in chief in excess of $700,000 as to all case defendants.
      • May-June 2016
    • Larry Verworn et ux v. Amcord, Inc.; Frederick Meiswinkle, Inc. et al
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco
      • Judge: Hon. Angela Bradstreet
      • Trial Type: Product Liability/Negligence for Lung Cancer, Asbestosis, Pleural Disease – Career Drywall Carpenter
      • Case resolved after hearings on motions in limine prior to jury selection in excess of $650,000 as to all case defendants.
      • April 2016
    • John Pelleritti v. Dinwiddie Construction Co., Golden Gate Drywall Co., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco
      • Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
      • Trial Type: Colon Cancer – Retired Boiler Tender – Government Shipyards/Hunters Point Naval Shipyard/Construction
      • Case resolved at trial after Evidence Code Section 402 hearings on Colon Cancer causation by asbestos in excess of $500,000 as to all case defendants.
      • Feb-Mar 2016
    • Nikki Pooshs v. Philip Morris USA; RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company; Lorillard Tobacco Company
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • United States District Court: Northern District of California – Oakland Division
      • Judge: Hon. Phyllis J. Hamilton, United States District Judge
      • Trial Type: Strict Liability Failure to Warn – Pre-1969 Labeling Act; Negligent Failure to Warn – Pre-1969 Labeling Act; Concealment Pre-1988 California Immunity Period – Living Lung Cancer – Adenocarcinoma.
      • Verdict for Defendants Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company as to Medical Causation – Appeal (Third) to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
      • Case resolved as to Defendant Lorillard Tobacco Company and all other case defendants prior to trial.
      • Jan-Feb 2016
  • Abraham and Lisa Castillo v. Triple A Machine Shop, Inc.; John Crane Inc. et al.Civil Jury TrialSuperior Court: San Francisco CountyJudge: Hon. Suzanne R. BolanosTrial Type: Former Navy Machinist Mate – Private Industry Refrigeration Tech – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Product LiabilityCase resolved as to all case defendants (except Defendant John Crane Inc. to be adjudicated in upcoming Wrongful Death action) in excess of $1,500,000Sept 2016
  • Robert Turner et ux. v. American Optical Company et al.Civil Jury TrialSuperior Court: Solano CountyJudge: Hon. Paul L. BeemanTrial Type: 80 year old retired Mare Island Naval Shipyard Welder specializing in Nuclear Submarines – Lung Cancer – Product Liability – NegligenceCase resolved during jury selection in excess of $500,000 as to all case defendants.Aug 2016
  • Donald Hicks v. Alderholt Specialty Company, Inc. et al.Civil Jury TrialSuperior Court: County of AlamedaJudge: Hon. Brad SeligmanTrial Type: 78 year old career Sheetmetal Mechanic – Negligence/Product Liability – Asbestosis and Pleural DiseaseCase resolved during jury selection in excess of $150,000 as to all case defendants.Aug 2016
  • Martin Granados et ux. v. Allied Fire Protection, Inc. et al.Civil Jury TrialSuperior Court: San Francisco CountyJudge: Hon. Leslie C. Nichols (Ret. – sitting by assignment)Trial Type: 84 year old career Fire Door Installer – Product Liability / Negligence – Personal Injury – MesotheliomaCase resolved at jury selection in excess of $18,000,000 as to all case defendants.July-Aug 2016
  • Earlean Harris et ux. v Pacific Bell Telephone Company et al.Civil Jury TrialSuperior Court: Solano CountyJudge: Hon. Paul BeemanTrial Type: Career Pipefitter Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer/Asbestosis – Asbestos Cement Pipe/Telephone ConduitCase resolved during plaintiff’s case in chief in excess of $700,000 as to all case defendants.May-June 2016
  • Larry Verworn et ux v. Amcord, Inc.; Frederick Meiswinkle, Inc. et alCivil Jury TrialSuperior Court: San FranciscoJudge: Hon. Angela BradstreetTrial Type: Product Liability/Negligence for Lung Cancer, Asbestosis, Pleural Disease – Career Drywall CarpenterCase resolved after hearings on motions in limine prior to jury selection in excess of $650,000 as to all case defendants.April 2016
  • John Pelleritti v. Dinwiddie Construction Co., Golden Gate Drywall Co., et al. Civil Jury TrialSuperior Court: San FranciscoJudge: Hon. Richard UlmerTrial Type: Colon Cancer – Retired Boiler Tender – Government Shipyards/Hunters Point Naval Shipyard/ConstructionCase resolved at trial after Evidence Code Section 402 hearings on Colon Cancer causation by asbestos in excess of $500,000 as to all case defendants.Feb-Mar 2016
  • Nikki Pooshs v. Philip Morris USA; RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company; Lorillard Tobacco CompanyCivil Jury TrialUnited States District Court: Northern District of California – Oakland DivisionJudge: Hon. Phyllis J. Hamilton, United States District JudgeTrial Type: Strict Liability Failure to Warn – Pre-1969 Labeling Act; Negligent Failure to Warn – Pre-1969 Labeling Act; Concealment Pre-1988 California Immunity Period – Living Lung Cancer – Adenocarcinoma.Verdict for Defendants Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company as to Medical Causation – Appeal (Third) to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.Case resolved as to Defendant Lorillard Tobacco Company and all other case defendants prior to trial.Jan-Feb 2016

 

  • 2015
    • Richard Whittenburg, et ux. v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Solano County
      • Judge: Hon. Paul L. Beeman
      • Trial Type: Product Liability and Negligence – Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Combined Effects of Asbestos and Cigarettes – Former Mare Island Naval Shipyard Machinest and Nuclear Inspector.
      • Case resolved as to all case defendants during plaintiffs case in chief in excess of $750,000.
      • Oct-Dec 2015
    • Robert Hanson v. Beazer East Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Leslie C. Nichols (Ret. – sitting by assignment)
      • Trial Type: Retired insulator/carpenter with bilateral asbestos-caused pleural disease.
      • Case resolved at the conclusion of pre-trial motions prior to jury selection in excess of $300,000 as to all case defendants.
      • June-July 2015
    • Barry Kelly v. Crane Co. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • U.S. District Court: Northern District of California
      • Judge: Hon Vince Chhabria
      • Trial Type: Peritoneal Mesothelioma – Naval Veteran – USS Destroyer Escort – General Maritime Law
      • Case resolved during Plaintiff’s case-in-chief in excess of $2,000,000 as to all case parties.
      • May 2015
    • Stephen and Paula Windham v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Solano County
      • Judge: Hon. Paul Beeman
      • Trial Type: Lung Cancer – Marine Machinist – Mare Island Naval Shipyard – Sturgeon Class Nuclear Submarine construction – Pintado, Drum and Guitarro – 1960s/70s.
      • Case settled at the end of plaintiffs’ case in chief in excess of six figures.
      • Feb-April 2015
    • Betty Peterson et al v. Cahill Construction Co et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death Mesothelioma – Career Local #16 Insulator – Negligence and Product Liability
      • Case settled after Plaintiffs’ opening statement as to all defendants in excess of $6,250,000
      • Jan-Feb 2015
    • Elaine Percy et al v. San Francisco Gravel Co. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
      • Trial Type: Homemaker Mesothelioma Wrongful Death – Laundry exposure from insulator husband’s work clothing – Negligence and Product Liability
      • Case settled after Plaintiffs’ opening statement as to all defendants in excess of $3,000,000
      • Jan-Feb 2015
  • 2014
    • Damon & Sondra Leeper v. Certainteed Corporation; TIMEC; et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Alameda County (Pleasanton Branch)
      • Judge: Hon. Julia Spain
      • Trial Type: Retired Plumber/Welder – Mesothelioma – Negligence/Products Liability – Loss of Consortium
      • Case resolved as to all case defendants at the conclusion of Plaintiffs’ case in chief in excess of $7,000,000
      • Nov-Dec 2014
    • Robert & Linda Whalen vs. John Crane, Inc.

       

    • U.S. Navy Admiral Beverley Lowe(ret.); James Mack; Kerry O’Brien v. General Dynamics Corp. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • United States District Court – Northern District of California, San Francisco Division
      • Judge: Hon. Charles R. Breyer
      • Trial Type: Product Liability/Negligence – Personal Injury – Asbestosis/Pleural Disease
      • Cases resolved during the bifurcated jury trial of the Government Contractor affirmative defense in the plaintiffs’ cases in chief in excess of $650,000 as to all defendants.
      • Aug 2014
    • Raymond & Carol Byrum v. BorgWarner Morse TEC Inc. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County – Long Beach Branch
      • Judge: Hon. Peter Mirich
      • Trial Type: Products Liability and Negligence – retired welder with lung cancer
      • Case resolved as to all defendants at start of jury selection in excess of $350,000.
      • Aug 2014
    • Tajie Major v. Lorillard Tobacco Company, et al.

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Los Angeles Superior Court
      • Judge: Hon. Amy Hogue – Dept 322
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Product liability/Negligence – Lung Cancer from using Kent and Newport brand cigarettes
      • Verdict: $17,736,700 (Jury Poll 12-0)
      • June-July 2014
    • Charles Fannin (Stationary Engineer); David Gerecke (Marine Machinest); John Giraudo (Laborer); Gloria McClain (Tommy McClain – Insulator); Guadalupe Ramirez (Marine Electrician); Edward Schlimmer (Pipefitter) v. Bath Iron Works Corporation; General Dynamics Corporation; et al.
      • Civil Jury Trials – 7 Consolidated Cases
      • United States District Court – Northern District of California
      • Judge: Hon. Charles R. Breyer and William H. Orrick
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury (Asbestosis/Pleural Disease) and Wrongful Death (Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer) Maritime Law
      • All cases resolved at commencement of jury selection in excess of $7,250,000 as to all defendants.
      • May 2014
    • Kenneth Sawyer et ux v. Certainteed Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Alameda County – Pleasanton Branch Superior Court
      • Judge: Hon. Julia Spain
      • Trial Type: Products Liability/Negligence/Contractor Liability – Personal Injury/Loss of Consortium – Fire Sprinkler Fitter – Lung Cancer
      • Case resolved after jury selection at start of Opening Statements in excess of $1,500,000 as to all case defendants.
      • Feb-April 2014
    • John Gossett v. Vanderson Construction, Inc. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • San Francisco Superior Court
      • Judge: Hon. Marla Miller
      • Trial Type: Negligence – Personal Injury – Asbestosis/Pleural Disease
      • Case resolved at the start of jury selection in excess of $350,000 as to all case defendants.
      • March 2014
    • Willie Howard v. Rosendin Electric, Inc. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • San Francisco Superior Court
      • Judge: Hon. Garrett Wong
      • Trial Type: Sheetmetal Worker – Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – Negligence/Products Liability
      • Case resolved during pre-trial hearings in excess of $750,000 as against all case defendants.
      • Feb 2014
    • James and Ester Shiffer v. General Electric Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • San Francisco Superior Court
      • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
      • Trial Type: Negligence/Products Liability/Loss of Consortium – Retired PG&E Executive Vice President Nuclear Power Generation
      • Case settled during plaintiffs case in chief in excess of $4,000,000 as to all case defendants – Appeal as to Westinghouse pending.
      • Feb 2014
    • Janeen Kempton et ux. v. Flowserve US, Inc. et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • 3rd Judicial District Court – Salt Lake County, Utah
      • Judge: Hon. Randall N. Skanchy
      • Trial type: Wrongful Death Negligence/Products Liability – Mecahnic/Line Supervisor – Lung Cancer
      • Case settled after final pre-trial conference in excess of $250,000 as to all defendants.
      • Jan 2014
  • 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 SheetMetal Co., Inc)
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. James J. McBride
      • Trial Type: Products Liability/Negligence – Mesothelioma/Career Sheetmetal worker/Loss of Consortium
      • Verdict: $2,505,880
      • Oct-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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 – 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • 2012
    • Melvin Desin v. Asbestos Corporation Ltd, et al.Melvin Desin v. Asbestos Corporation Ltd, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
      • Trial Type: Mesothelioma – Negligence – Product Liability
      • Verdict: $13,227,939 as to Kaiser Gypsum Only
      • Aug-Nov 2012
    • John and Sandra Leonard v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith
      • Trial Type: Failure to Warn Product Liability and Negligence, Consumer Expectation Design Defect – Mesothelioma.
      • Case Resolved while jury was in deliberations in excess of $1,500,000 as to all case defendants
      • April-July 2012
    • Oscar Bonetto v. Kelly Moore Paint Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence—Pseudomesotheliomatous Adenocarcinoma of the Lung
      • Case Resolved Toward the End of Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $1,800,000 as to All Case Defendants
      • Feb–Mar 2012
    • Thomas Metcalf, et ux. v. San Francisco Gravel Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Curtis E.A. Karnow
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma
      • Case Resolved During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief: Excess of $14,000,000 as to All Case Defendants
      • Nov 2011–Feb 2012
  • 2011
    • Judith Black v. Certainteed Corporation
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Teri Jackson
      • Trial Type: Mesothelioma—Bystander Exposure Doing Laundry—Product Liability—Negligence
      • Case Resolved During Jury Selection: Excess of $3,100,000
      • July 2011
    • Margaret Watson v. Honeywell Corporation; Borg Warner Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: King County, Washington
      • Judge: Hon. Katherine Shaffer
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Friction Linings (Brakes/Clutches)—Negligence—Wrongful Death Asbestosis
      • Case Resolved During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $100,000 as to All Defendants
      • June 2011
    • Sandra Austin, et ux. v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc. (fka Bechtel Corp.); Fluor Corporation; Del Webb Corporation; et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County
      • Judge: Hon. Rolf Treu
      • Trial Type: Peritoneal Mesothelioma Wrongful Death—General Contractor Negligence—Products Liability
      • Case Settled After Jury Selection at Opening Statements: Excess of $5,250,000 as to All Defendants
      • June 2011
    • John Casey and Patricia Casey v. FDCC (fka Dinwiddie Construction Co., Inc.); Kaiser Gypsum Company; et al.

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. Donald Sullivan
      • Trial Type: Contractor Negligence—Products Liability—Manufacturer/Seller Negligence—Personal Injury—Mesothelioma
      • Verdict: $41,273,421 ($21,273,421 compensatory damages; $20,000,000 punitive damages as to Kaiser Gypsum Company only)
      • Nov 2010–May 2011
  • 2010
    • Pauline Thompson v. General Electric Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: King County, Washington
      • Judge: Hon. Suzanne Barnett
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma—Product Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $275,000 as to All Defendants
      • Oct 2010
    • Charles Akins v. Thomas Dee Engineering Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Mesothelioma—Product Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled After Pre–trial Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,700,000 as to All Defendants
      • Sept 2010
    • Judy Oxford v. Foster Wheeler Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma—Product Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $1,250,000 as to All Defendants
      • Aug 2010
    • Thomas and Victoria Olson v. Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
      • Trial Type: Colon Cancer—Negligence—Product Liability—Asbestos Pipe Supply
      • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $900,000 as to All Defendants
      • June 2010

    • Vickie Warren v. Georgia Pacific; Hamilton Materials and Union Carbide Corporation

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Salt Lake City, Utah
      • Judge: Hon. Glenn Iwasaki
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Peritoneal Mesothelioma—Product Liability—Negligence
      • Verdict: $5,256,818.61
      • April–May 2010
    • Christopher Bakkie; Charles Bakkie v. Union Carbide Corporation
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Charlene Padovani Kisselbach
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
      • Verdict: $1,000,000 (non–economic damages as personal injury verdict including all economic damages— see Sept 2006 below—fully satisfied pre–trial)
      • Feb–Mar 2010
    • Al Samuelson v. Amcord, Inc., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County
      • Judge: Hon. Ricardo A. Torres
      • Trial Type: Lung Cancer—Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $1,000,000 as to All Defendants
      • Dec 2009–Jan 2010
  • 2009
    • Mareta Ryan, et ux. v. Gardner Denver, Inc., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Gail DeKreon
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer—Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Resolved After Plaintiffs Opening Statement: Excess of $150,000 as to All Case Defendants
      • Dec 2009
    • Bernice Cox, et ux. v. Leslie Controls, Inc., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Gail DeKreon
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma—Product Liability—Negligence
      • Case Resolved During Jury Deliberations: Excess of $800,000 as to All Defendants
      • Nov–Dec 2009
    • Bruce Wall, et ux. v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc; Wickes, Inc.; et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
      • Trial Type: Living Mesothelioma—Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Resolved After Hung Jury at Start of Retrial: Excess of $4.75 Million as to All Defendants
      • Sept–Nov 2009
    • Patricia Pascale, et ux. v. Cleaver Brooks, Inc.; Quintec, Inc.; et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Ronald Sohigian
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Peritoneal Mesothelioma—Negligence—Product Liability
      • Case Resolved at Jury Selection: Excess of seven figures
      • June–July 2009

    • Jack Reynolds v. Hamilton Materials, Inc.

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. Mary Wiss
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma from Drywall Products
      • Verdict: $8,468,759
      • May–June 2009
    • Charlotte Smith, et ux. v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc.; Foster Wheeler LLC, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. Robert Dondero
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death Buccal Cancer—Negligence—Product Liability—Boilermaker
      • Case Settled at the Close of Jury Selection: Excess of $750,000
      • April–May 2009
    • Pamela Baur, et ux. v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. Bruce Chan
      • Trial Type: Lung Cancer—Wrongful Death—Product Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled at Opening Statement: Excess of $750,000 as to all Defendants
      • April 2009
    • Stephanie Berg, et ux. v. Scott Company of California, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. Robert J. Dondero
      • Trial Type: Peritoneal Mesothelioma—Wrongful Death—Product Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $1,750,000 as to all Defendants
      • March 2009
    • Connie Trujillo, et ux. v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc.; Fluor Corporation; et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. Curtis E. Karnow
      • Trial Type: Peritoneal Mesothelioma—Wrongful Death—General Contractor Negligence
      • Case Settled During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $900,000 as to all Defendants
      • March 2009
    • Margaret Simpson, et ux. v. Union Carbide; J S Guerin Co.; SF Gravel Co.; et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. Curtis E. Karnow
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma—Negligence—Product Liability
      • Case Settled Just Prior to Closing Statements: Excess of $2.5 Million as to all Defendants
      • Jan–Feb 2009
  • 2008
    • Robert Hilt, et al. v. Metalclad Insulation Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. James J. McBride
      • Trial Type: Living Mesothelioma—Product Liability—Negligence. Retired Janitor/Marine Machinist—Hunters Point and Mare Island Naval Shipyards, US Mint.
      • Case Settled at End of Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $7.5 Million as to all Defendants
      • Nov–Dec 2008
    • Marissa DuRette, et al. v. Dana Companies, LLC
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer/Mesothelioma—Negligence—Product Liability
      • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $900,000 as to all Defendants
      • September 2008
    • Mary Marcelja, et al. v. Leslie Controls Company, Inc.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer—Negligence—Product Liability
      • Case Settled After Selection of a Jury at Opening Statements: Excess of $750,000 as to all Defendants
      • September 2008
    • Anne Vanden Broek, et al. v. Plant Insulation Company
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. James J. McBride
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer—Negligence—Products Liability
      • Verdict: $2,610,720
      • Aug–Sept 2008
    • Kenneth Martin, et al. v. COE Manufacturing Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
      • Judge: Hon. James J. McBride
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Peritoneal Mesothelioma Death
      • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $750,000 as to all Defendants
      • August 2008
    • Richard and Betty Palmer v. Rockwell Automation Inc., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. James McBride
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence—Lung Cancer
      • Case Settled During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief: Excess of $1,000,000 as to all Defendants
      • July–August 2008
    • Eunice McClure v. Plant Insulation Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Lung Cancer—Wrongful Death
      • Case Settled During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $1,000,000 as to all Defendants
      • June 2008
    • Barbara J. Walker, et al. v. Foster Wheeler Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Lung Cancer—Wrongful Death
      • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $550,000
      • June 2008
    • Estate of Otto Schiebold v. Plant Insulation Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence—Lung Cancer—Wrongful Death
      • Case Settled at Closing: Excess of $2,400,000
      • April–May 2008
  • 2007
    • Judy Oxford, et al. vs. Foster Wheeler Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma—Wrongful Death
      • Verdict: $2,039,519
      • Nov 2007–Jan 2008
    • Jersey & Shirley Gray v. Allis–Chalmers Prod. Liability Trust, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence—Renal Cell Carcinoma
      • Case Settled After Jury Selection/Opening Statements: Excess of $950,000
      • Sept–Oct 2007
    • Twila Harford v. Union Pacific Railroad Company
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Thomas Mellon
      • Trial Type: Federal Employee Liability Act—Negligence—Lung Cancer
      • Case Settled After Presentation of Plaintiff’s Case: Excess of $1,000,000
      • 3 weeks, August 2007
    • Shirley McClure v. Plant Insulation Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Thomas Mellon
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Lung Cancer
      • Case Settled After Plaintiff’s Opening Statement: Excess of $900,000
      • 2 weeks, July 2007
    • In re Asbestos Groups 378/391
      • Civil Jury Trials
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Thomas Mellon
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence—Asbestosis—Pleural Disease
      • Case Settled During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief: 6 Trial Cases, 9 Trial Defendants in Excess of $100,000 Per Case
      • 2 weeks, June–July 2007
    • Albert Cook v. Plant Insulation Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Mary Wiss
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled at Jury Selection: Excess of $250,000
      • 2 weeks, May–June 2007
    • Edward McIntyre v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled During Presentation of Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $2,600,000
      • 3 weeks, April 2007
    • Peter and Agnes Reiss v. Pneumo–Abex Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. John E. Munter
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Lung Cancer
      • Case Settled During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief: Excess of $525,000
      • 2 weeks, March–April 2007
    • Janet Blakley v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Charlotte Woolard
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Products Liability—Lung Cancer
      • Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $525,000
      • 2 weeks, March 2007
    • Rollen Cox (family) and Wenton Hutchinson (family) v. Beazer East, Inc., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Thomas Mellon
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Product Liability—Negligence—Lung Cancer
      • Cases Settled During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief: Excess of $700,000 and $800,000
      • 2 weeks, February 2007
    • Samuel Barrick v. Allen Bradley Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Ronald Quidachay
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled at Voir Dire: Excess of $1,750,000
      • 1 week, February 2007
    • Joseph Kotarski v. Rheem Manufacturing Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. A. James Robertson
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled After Pre–trial Motions: Excess of $2,250,000
      • 3 weeks, January 2007
  • 2006
    • Richard Campbell v. Kaiser Gypsum Co, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. John E. Munter
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled After Paneling of Jury Veniere: Excess of $1,350,000
      • 2 weeks, Nov–Dec 2006
    • Houston Muckelvane v. Highland Stucco and Lime Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Orange County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Thierry Colaw
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Asbestosis—Pleural Disease
      • Case Settled After Jury Selected/Opening Statements: Excess of $140,000
      • 1 week, October 2006
    • David Bakkie v. Union Carbide Corporation

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County
      • Judge: Hon. Gail DeKreon
      • Trial type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma
      • Verdict: $18,523,450
      • 10 weeks, June–Sept 2006
    • Charlton Clemmer, et al. v. John Crane, Inc. and Thorpe Insulation Company

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Kevin McCarthy
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Product Liability—Negligence
      • Verdict: $1,917,400
      • 6 weeks, Feb–Mar 2006
    • Alan Reinstein v. Kentile Floors Inc.; Bondex International Company
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Ricardo A. Torres
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Product Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled After Verdict for Defendant Bondex: Excess of $900,000
      • 5 weeks, Dec 2005–Jan 2006
  • 2005
    • Genaro Garcia and Delia Garcia v. Duro Dyne Corporation and Holmes & Narver, Inc.

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Paul Alvarado
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Verdict: $1,900,000
      • 3 weeks, Oct–Nov 2005
    • Walter Cozad v. Certainteed Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Resolved at Jury Selection: Excess of $400,000
      • 1 week, Sept 2005
    • John Surprenant v. 20th Century Fox Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Victor E. Chavez
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma—Wrongful Death
      • Case Resolved During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $2,500,000
      • August 2005
    • Shaheed Nuriddin v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Paul Alvarado
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled After Opening Statement: Excess of $1,000,000
      • June 2005
    • Ralph Pierce v. Certainteed Corporation

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Mary Wiss
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Verdict: $3,461,333.29
      • 5 weeks, April–May 2005
    • Ernest Coulter and Lerose Coulter v. ACandS, Inc., et al.

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: King County, Washington
      • Judge: Hon. Sharon Armstrong
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Living Asbestosis
      • Verdict: $242,500
      • 3 weeks, March–April, 2005
    • Patricia Moore v. Harley Davidson Corp, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: King County, Washington
      • Judge: Hon. Douglas North
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma—Wrongful Death
      • Case Settled at Start of Pre–trial Motions: Excess of $1,000,000
      • 1 week, March 2005
    • In Re Group 283 Asbestos Cases
      • Consolidated Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Kevin McCarthy
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Verdict: Cases Settled Prior to Start of Motions in Limine: Excess of $250,000
      • 3 Weeks, March 2005
    • Tommy Archibeque v. Rockwell Automation Corporation
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Mel Red Recana
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled at the Start of Motions in Limine: Excess of $650,000
      • 1 Week, February 2005
    • Robert Botorff v. Asbestos Defendants BP, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Alexandar Williams III
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled at the Beginning of Jury Selection During Motions in Limine: Excess of $450,000
      • 2 Weeks, February 2005
    • Chester Harris v. Sequoia Ventures Inc. (fma Bechtel Corporation), et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Charlene Mitchell
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $750,000
      • 1 Week, Jan–Feb 2005
    • David Dryden v. Volkswagen of America Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Alex Saldamondo
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $1,250,000
      • 2 Weeks, January 2005
  • 2004
    • Donald Perman v. Duro Dyne Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. James McBride
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,250,000
      • 2 Weeks, Nov–Dec 2004
    • In Re Group 282 v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, et al.
      • Consolidated Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Donald Mitchell
      • Trial Type: Premises Liability—Negligence
      • Cases Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $350,000
      • 2 Weeks, October 2004
    • Thomas McClure v. Fluor Corporation, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. James Robertson II
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Premises Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $650,000
      • 2 Weeks, Aug–Sept 2004
    • Anne Mader v. Owens Illinois Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. James McBride
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled at Beginning of Voir Dire: Excess of $250,000
      • 1 Week, August 2004
    • Stanley Ives v. Hamilton Building Materials Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. David Ballati
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $700,000
      • 2 Weeks, August 2004
    • David Davis v. Kelly Moore Paint Company, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. David Ballati
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $550,000
      • 2 Weeks, July 2004
    • Richard Reynolds v. Hill Brothers Chemical Company
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $750,000
      • 1 Week, July 2004
    • Harlan Ketchum v. Union Carbide Corporation
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Peter Busch
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma
      • Verdict: Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $3,600,000
      • 2 weeks, June–July 2004
    • Morris Nagl and Donna Nagl v. Dowman Products Inc.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon
      • Judge: Hon. John A. Wittmayer
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma
      • Verdict: $659,720.87
      • 3 weeks, May–June 2004
    • In Re Department of Justice – September 11 Victim Relief Fund
      • Bench Trial to Special Master
      • Department of Justice: New York City, New York
      • Judge: Special Master Kenneth Feinberg
      • Trial Type: Victim Compensation Fund—Congressional Mandate
      • Judgment: Claimant Family Awarded $2,083,000
      • 1 day, May 2004
    • Robert Ryan v. Asbestos Corporation Ltd.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. John E. Munter
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Disputed Mesothelioma
      • Verdict: Defense on Medical Diagnosis
      • Case Settled with Remaining Defendants: Excess of $500,000
      • 3 weeks, March 2004
    • John Kiss v. Asbestos Defendants, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Charlene Padovani Mitchell
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Colon Cancer
      • Verdict: Case Settled at Opening Statements: Excess of $1,500,000
      • 3 weeks, Feb–Mar 2004
  • 2003
    • Patricia Anderegg, et al. v. Center for Claims Resolution

       

      • Civil Bench Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. James J. McBride
      • Trial Type: Breach of Contract—Asbestos
      • Verdict: $1,019,092
      • 1 week, December 2003
    • Carl Ransdell v. Sequoia Ventures, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Lillian Sing
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $2,500,000
      • 2 weeks, October 2003
    • Clarence Green v. Union Carbide Corp, et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Wallace Douglass
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $1,600,000
      • 2 weeks, August 2003
    • Norman Hopkins v. Union Carbide Corp., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Donald Mitchell
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled at Conclusion of Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $5,500,000
      • 3 weeks, June–July 2003
    • Gertrude Bailty, et al. v. Oscar Erickson, Inc.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Charlene Mitchell
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Colon Cancer
      • Case Settled After Jury Selection, Prior to Opening: Excess of $400,000
      • 2 weeks, May 2003
    • Otto Schiebold v. Asbestos Defendants
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Charlene Mitchell
      • Trial Type: Negligence—Products Liability
      • Case Settled After Pre–Trial Motions/Voir Dire: Excess of $6,250,000
      • 4 weeks, March–April 2003
    • Judy Arndt v. Ford Motor Company
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: King County, Washington
      • Judge: Hon. Linda Lau
      • Trial Type: Negligence—Products Liability
      • Case Settled Prior to Trial: Excess of $2,200,000
      • Defense Verdict for Ford
      • 4 weeks, February 2003
    • Lester Tims v. Ford Motor Company
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea
      • Trial Type: Negligence—Products Liability
      • Case Settled After Opening Statements
      • 2 weeks, January 2003
  • 2002
    • Milt Johnson/Alex Mendoza v. Asbestos Defendants
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon
      • Judge: Hon. John Wittmayer
      • Trial Type: Products Liability
      • Case Settled After Opening Statements
      • 1 week, November 2002
    • Perry Wells v. Allen Bradley Company, Inc.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Alfred Chiatelli
      • Trial Type: Negligence—Products Liability
      • Case Settled in Part: Defense Verdict for Allen Bradley
      • 6 weeks, June–July 2002
    • Alfred Todak v. Foster Wheeler L.L.C.

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. John E. Munter
      • Trial Type: Negligence—Products Liability
      • Verdict: $33,700,000
      • 6 weeks, Feb–Mar 2002
    • Joseph and Thomas Soares (minor twins) v. Tile Council of America, Inc.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Paul Alvarado
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled at Closing: Excess of $750,000
      • 5 weeks, January 2002
  • 2001
    • Mark Compton, et ux. v. Asbestos Defendants
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Robert Dondero
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence
      • Case Settled After Opening Statement: Excess of $2,000,000
      • 1 week, November 2001
    • Anthony Gallegos, et al. v. Dick Simon Trucking, Inc.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • District Court: Salt Lake City, Utah
      • Judge: Hon. Lee A. Dever
      • Trial Type: Highway Truck Crash
      • Verdict: $16,400,000
      • 5 weeks, Sept–Nov 2001
    • Group 193
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Alfred Chiantelli
      • Trial Type: Shipyard—Products Liability
      • Verdict: $701,001
      • 4 weeks, August 2001
    • Robert Alexander v. Union Pacific Railroad/Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Robert Dondero
      • Trial Type: FELA—Products Liability
      • Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $750,000
      • 1 week, June–July 2001
    • Ray Sundberg v. ACandS, Inc., et al.

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: King County, Washington
      • Judge: Hon. Linda Lau
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Living Lymphoma
      • Verdict: $1,511,900
      • 4.5 weeks, March–April 2001
    • Fred Robertson v. Westside Building Material Co., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea
      • Trial Type: Lung and Tongue Cancer
      • Case Settled After Plaintiff Verdict on Statute of Limitations Defense: Excess of $800,000
      • 2 weeks, Jan–Feb 2001
  • 2000
    • Dennis Emrick v. WR Grace & Co., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon
      • Trial Type: Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled in Part at Pre–Trial: Excess of $2,200,000
      • Defense verdicts Scapa Dryer Felts, Asten–Hill Manufacturing Co., Quimby Welding Supply, ACandS Inc., United States Mineral Products Co. Appeal pending. Second action filed.
      • 11 weeks, Sept–Nov 2000
    • Theodore Norman/Marion Norman v. US Gypsum Co and Krueger Lumber Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon
      • Judge: Hon. John Wittmayer
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Living Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $600,000
      • 2 weeks, August 2000
    • 200 – Alfred McKeown v. Center for Claims Resolution Defendants
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon
      • Judge: Hon. John Wittmayer
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Living Lung Cancer
      • Case Settled After Voir Dire: Excess of $400,000
      • 2 weeks, July 2000
    • 200 – Donald Benedict v. Center for Claims Resolution
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County
      • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence—Living Lung Cancer
      • Case Settled After Voir Dire: Excess of $400,000
      • 2 weeks, June 2000
    • Bernie Chavers v. Owens–Illinois, Inc.; Gatke Corporation

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. James McBride
      • Personal Injury—Products Liability—Civil Conspiracy—Mesothelioma
      • Verdict: $4,648,535 — Punitive Phase Pending
      • 17 weeks, May 2000
  • 1999
    • Lynda Broussard v. Graybar Electric Company
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Ernest Goldsmith
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Products Liability—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled After Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief
      • 2 weeks, December 1999
    • Dona Cottam v. Rapid American Corp.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled After Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief: Excess of $750,000
      • 2 weeks, November 1999
    • Sandra Holland v. U.S. Mineral; Douglas Insulation Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Stuart Pollak
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Personal Injury—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $1,000,000
      • 1 week, October 1999
    • Robert Bush v. Kaiser Gypsum

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Oregon Circuit Court: Multnomah County, Oregon
      • Judge: Hon. Anna Brown
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Personal Injury—Non–Hodgkins Lymphoma
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $1,500,000
      • 6 weeks, Aug–Sept 1999
    • Jim White v. ACandS, Inc.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. John Conway
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Personal Injury—Mesothelioma
      • 2 weeks, June 1999
    • Tracy Thompson v. T&N PLC
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. John Conway
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Products Liability—Mesothelioma
      • 1 week, May 1999
    • Arthur Manners v. E.J. Bartells Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. John Dearman
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Asbestosis
      • Case Settled During Trial: Excess of $3,500,000
      • 1 week, April 1999
    • Janis Hoffman v. Mobil Oil Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Jones Act—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled After Verdict
      • 2 weeks, March 1999
    • Frank Dens v. Burlington Northern Railroad
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Frank Gafkowski
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—FELA—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled During Trial: Excess of $500,000
      • 1 week, March 1999
    • Kenneth Kugelman v. John Crane Co. (opening statement)
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Raymond Arata
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
      • Case on Appeal After Verdict
      • 4 weeks, February 1999
    • Donald Dressler v. Lear Siegler Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Diane Wick
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Personal Injury—Lymphoma
      • Case Mistried: Plaintiff Died During Trial
      • 1 week, January 1999
  • 1998
    • James Davidson v. Synkoloid Company

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Diane Wick
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Personal Injury—Laryngeal Cancer
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $1,500,000
      • 8 weeks, Nov–Dec 1998
    • Hendrick Oranje v. Dowman Products Company

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Diane Wick
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Laryngeal Cancer
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $2,500,000
      • 3 weeks, October 1998
    • Barbara Wiggins v. Owens Corning Fiberglas
      • Pre–Trial/Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Frank Gafkowski
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Products Liability—Lung Cancer
      • Case Settled During Trial: Excess of $200,000
      • 1 week, September 1998
    • Daniel Wilson v. John Crane Co.

       

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Douglas Munson
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Mesothelioma
      • Pending on Appeal After Verdict: Excess of $4,500,000
      • 7 weeks, July 1998
    • Dale Walker v. Owens Corning Fiberglas
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Orange County, California
      • Judge: Hon. James McDonald
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Asbestosis
      • Case Settled Prior to Entering Punitive Phase: Excess of $100,000
      • 6 weeks, June 1998
    • Gerald Baer, et al. v. Owens Corning
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Orange County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Phillip Petty
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Asbestosis
      • Case Settled After Verdict
      • 6 weeks, April–May 1998
    • Raymond Burks v. Owens Corning Fiberglas
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Douglas Munson
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Products Liability—Asbestosis
      • Settled After Verdict
      • 1 week, February 1998
  • 1997
    • Gerald August, et al. v. Raymark Industries, Inc.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Solano County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Richard Harris
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Wrongful Death—Conspiracy—Asbestosis
      • Raymark Filed for Bankruptcy After Verdicts: Excess of $6,500,000
      • 20 weeks, Oct 1997–Feb 1998
    • ARKA Project Group v. U.S. Gypsum
      • Pre–Trial/Appeal
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Bruce Mitchell—Commissioner
      • Trial Type: Asbestos Property Damage
      • Case Settled While on Appeal: Excess of $850,000
      • 1 week, October 1997
    • Elias Sanchez v. Owens Corning Fiberglas
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Paul Alvarado
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $750,000
      • 7 weeks, July–Sept 1997
    • Rafi Barkat v. Tosco Oil Co., Inc.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. James Warren
      • Trial Type: Premises Liability—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
      • Case Settled After Verdict and Appeal
      • 8 weeks, April–June 1997
    • Celia Epman v. Asbestos Corp
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Products Liability—Lung Cancer
      • Case Settled During Trial
      • 1 week, March 1997
    • James Sleevy v. Owens Corning Fiberglas
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Lillian Sing
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Asbestosis
      • Case Settled After Verdict
      • 3 weeks, February 1997
  • 1996
    • Donna Grahn v. Fluor Corp., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Raymond Williamson
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Products Liability—Lung Cancer
      • Case Pending New Trial After Reversed on Appeal
      • 6 weeks, Dec 1996–Jan 1997
    • Marlene Kowalski v. Metalclad Corporation
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Raymond Williamson
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Products Liability—Lung Cancer
      • Settled After Appeal of Verdict: Excess of $300,000
      • 6 weeks, Sept–Dec 1996
    • Asbestos Group 87/94—Williams, et al. v. Southern Pacific Railroad
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Lucy McCabe
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Products Liability—Lung Cancer
      • Settled After Jury Verdict
      • 4 weeks, June–July 1996
    • Mary Anderegg v. Owens Corning Fiberglas
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Carlos Bea
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled During Trial
      • 2 weeks, March 1996
    • Charles Murphy v. Owens Corning Fiberglas
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Alfred Chiantelli
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Asbestosis
      • Case Settled After Verdict and Punitive Damages: Excess of $1,000,000
      • 24 weeks, Jan–Feb 1996
  • 1995
    • Gerald Snook v. Metalclad Corporation
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Alfred Chiantelli
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Asbestosis
      • Case Settled After Verdicts: Excess of $150,000
      • 3 Cases Consolidated, 24 weeks, Aug 1995–Jan 1996
    • Jackie Gray v. Owens Corning Fiberglass
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products—Lung Cancer
      • Case Tried to Verdict: Settled
      • 3 weeks, May 1995
    • E.J. Phillips v. Abex Corp., et al.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Richard Figone
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Mesothelioma
      • Case Tried to Verdict: Settled
      • 6 weeks, April 1995
    • Bobbie Wanzo v. U.S. Mineral Products
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Donald Mitchell
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Products Liability—Mesothelioma
      • Settled After Verdict
      • 7 weeks, March 1995
  • 1994
    • Century Park East Assoc. v. US Gypsum Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Richard Montes
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Asbestos Property Damage
      • Case Settled After Trial: Excess of $3,500,000
      • 5 weeks, November 1994
    • Tommy Hendrix v. V.I.P. Trucking
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Santa Clara County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Leslie Nichols
      • Trial Type: Truck Accident—Highway Premises
      • Case Settled After Judge Ruled on Motions, Jury Selection: Excess of $2,500,000
      • 4 weeks, July 1994
  • 1993
    • J.H. Snyder Co. v. U.S. Gypsum Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. James Satt
      • Trial Type: Products Liability—Asbestos Property Damage
      • Case Settled After Trial: Excess of $1,000,000
      • 3 weeks, April 1994
    • Angelo Sangiacomo v. U.S. Gypsum Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Richard Figone
      • Trial Type: Asbestos Property Damage—Products Liability
      • Case Settled After Appeal of Verdict
      • 3 weeks, October 1993
    • Ina Dalton v. Brea Community Hospital
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Orange County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Nancy Weiben Stock
      • Trial Type: Medical Malpractice
      • Case Mistried During Trial Due to Juror Seizure
      • 1 week, June 1993
  • 1992
    • Bunker Hill Towers Condominium Assoc. v. W.R. Grace Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Ernest Hiroshige
      • Trial Type: Asbestos Property Damage—Products Liability
      • Case Settled After Appeal of Verdict: Excess of $6,000,000
      • 16 weeks, February 1992
  • 1991
    • Dennis Johnson v. Cabrillo Community College
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Santa Cruz County, California
      • Judge: Samuel Stevens
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Formaldehyde—Statute of Limitations
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $750,000
      • 3 weeks, August 1991
    • Francis Ainis, et al. v. J.L. Jones & Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Lawrence Waddington
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Tenant Asbestos Exposure
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $250,000
      • 4 weeks, July 1991
  • 1990
    • Los Angeles Community College District v. W.R. Grace Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. William Masterson
      • Trial Type: Asbestos Property Damage—Statute of Limitations
      • Case Settled After Appeal of Judgment
      • 2 weeks, June 1990
    • Mary Conway v. Gates, Kingsley & Gates
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Sara Radin
      • Trial Type: Mortuary Malpractice—Loss of Remains
      • Case Settled After Appeal of Verdict: Excess of $1,000,000
      • 3 weeks, March 1990
  • 1989
    • Miles Harrison v. H.K. Porter
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Morton Colvin
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Asbestosis
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $1,000,000
      • 7 weeks, March 1989
  • 1988
    • Louis Quakenbush v. Southern Pacific Trans. Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Sacramento County, California
      • Judge: Hon. John Davies
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—FELA—Asbestosis
      • Case Settled During Trial
      • 1 week, November 1988
    • Vartkes Kilitzian v. Eagle–Picher Industries
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. William Stein
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Asbestosis
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $225,000
      • 8 weeks, July 1988
    • Sonia Lerman v. County of Los Angeles
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Norman Epstein
      • Trial Type: Slip and Fall at County Museum—Broken Hip
      • Case Settled After 2 Days of Trial
      • 1 week, February 1988
    • Ethel Miller v. Asbestos Claims Facility
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Alameda County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Richard Bancroft
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Products Liability—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $200,000
      • 11 weeks, January 1988
  • 1987
    • Mario Franco v. Asbestos Claims Facility
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Alameda County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Richard Bancroft
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Asbestosis
      • Case Settled During Trial: Excess of $150,000
      • 1 week, December 1987
    • James Harris v. Western MacArthur Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Alameda County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Richard Bancroft
      • Trial Type: Personal Injury—Products Liability—Asbestosis
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $125,000
      • 2 weeks, November 1987
    • Ralph Caravaca v. Southern Pacific Railroad
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Ollie Marie–Victoire
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—FELA—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled After Verdict
      • 6 weeks, August 1987
  • 1986
    • Vincent Marino v. Southern Pacific Railroad; John Crane Co.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Ronald M. George
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
      • Case Settled After Appeals of Verdict: Excess of $750,000
      • 8 weeks, July 1986
    • William Cook v. Southern Pacific Railroad
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Ventura County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Jack Thompson
      • Trial Type: Wrongful Death—Railroad Crossing
      • Case Settled After Appeal of Verdict
      • 2 weeks, May 1986
    • Ruth Boris v. Briar Oak Terrace Convalescent Center
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Betty Jo Sheldon
      • Trial Type: Convalescent Hospital Malpractice—Wrongful Death
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $75,000
      • 4 weeks, April 1986
    • Manuel Flores v. Gannet Corp.
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Riverside County, California
      • Judge: Hon. John Hews
      • Trial Type: Defamation Trial
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $900,000
      • 8 weeks, March 1986
  • 1985
    • Sharon Moore v. Santa Fe Railroad
      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Riverside County, California
      • Judge: Hon. Ray Schulte
      • Trial Type: Railroad Crossing Accident
      • Case Settled After Verdict: Excess of $100,000
      • 4 weeks, May 1985