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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 MesotheliomaCase 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 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 BeemanTrial 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

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.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Alameda (Hayward), California
Judge: Hon. Victoria Kolakowski
Trial Type: Negligence – Products Liability – Mesothelioma
Verdict: $70,861,113
Top Plaintiff’s Verdicts of 2014 (Daily Journal)
Opening Statement
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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: Santa 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

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

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