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James Nevin – Selected Trials & Verdicts

James P. Nevin is a partner at Brayton Purcell LLP. Mr. Nevin has tried numerous asbestos personal injury and wrongful death mesothelioma, lung cancer, colon cancer, other cancer, and asbestosis cases in California (San Francisco, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles, Solano, and Orange), Washington (Seattle), and Federal Court (United States District Court Western District of Washington & United States District Court Northern District of California). The following list, which is updated regularly, provides a selection of his recent trial work.

2019:

  • James Peterson v. Westside Building Material Corp., Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Thompson Building Materials, et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $630,000.00
    1 week, June 2019
  • Marjorie Collins, et al. v. Parsons Government Services Inc., et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death-Stomach/Gastric Cancer – Negligence
    Defense Verdict Regarding Identification Only
    Settled as to All Other Defendants in Excess of: $1,100,000.00
    3 weeks, April – May 2019
  • Arthur Hoover v. Grandfos Pumps Corp., Nash Engineering Company, Refrigeration Supplies Distributor, Sporlan Valve Co., et al. 
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,900,000.00
    1 week, March 2019
  • Leslie Hill, et. al. v. Hennessey Industries, LLC, et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $450,000.00
    1 weeks, March 2019
  • Mary Beth Perniz, et. al. v. Associated Insulation of California, James A. Nelson Co., Inc., et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Teri L. Jackson
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants After Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $13,700,000.00
    2 weeks, February – March 2019
  • Thomas Sylvester, et. al. v. Goodman Lumber Co., W.W. Grainger, Inc., et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $525,000.00
    1 week, February 2019
  • Jaunita Slaughterback, et. al. v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Para-Occupational Take Home – Negligence & Products Liability
    Reverse Bifurcated Trial on Affirmative Defense of Workers Compensation Bar
    Settled as to All Case Defendants During Witness Testimony in Excess of: $750,000.00
    3 weeks, January – February 2019
  • Sharon Jennings, et. al. v. Federal-Mogul, Quinn Co., Davis Auto Parts, BorgWarner Morse TEC LLC, et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Jeffrey S. Ross
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Opening Statement in Excess of: $800,000.00
    2 weeks, January 2019

2018:

  • Esther Shiffer v.Wismer & Becker Contracting Engineers, Flowserve US Inc., et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally-Taylor
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants During Jury Selection in Excess of: $6,000,000.00
    1 week, December 2018
  • Jennifer Gamba v. Associated Insulation, Inc., et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally-Taylor
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $5,000,000.00
    1 week, December 2018
  • Janis Hebebrand v. Red Feather Construction, Inc., et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally-Taylor
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,250,000.00
    1 week, December 2018
  • Matt Marion v. IMO Industries, Inc., et al. 
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally-Taylor
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $900,000.00
    1 week, November 2018
  • William Davis v. Johns-Manville Manufacturing, Slakey Brothers, Inc., T.W. Smith Company, et al. 
    Alameda County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Winifred Smith
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,200,000.00
    1 week, November 2018
  • Bruce Kinman v. Pneumo Abex LLX, Cummins Inc., Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar, Inc., et al. 
    Alameda County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
    Trial Type: Personal Injury- Lung Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,000,000.00
    1 week, October 2018
  • Barbara Puchosic, et. al. v. Acco Engineered Systems, Inc., Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Fischbach and Moore, Inc., Parsons Government Services, et al. 
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Colon Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $750,000.00
    1 week, September 2018
  • Philip McDown, et. al. v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., Lamons Gasket Company, et al. 
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $375,000.00
    1 week, August 2018
  • Laurie Harry, et. al. v. Marcal Associates, Ltd., Scott Co. of CA, Underground Construction Co., Inc., et al. 
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $415,000.00
    1 week, August 2018
  • Nina Aughinbaugh, et. al. v. Crane Co., DuroDyne Corp, Familian Corp,, FDCC CA, Inc., et al. 
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $500,000.00
    1 week, August 2018
  • Ronald Kirchner v. Crane Co., Dillingham Construction, Inc, Fluor Corp, et al. 
    Solano County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. D. Scott Daniels
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Colon Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants After Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $350,000.00
    1 week, August 2018
  • Sondra Leeper v. Ric-Wil, Incorporated, GCO, Inc., 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
    2 weeks, August 2018
  • Emma Ward, et. al. v. Republic Supply Company, Temporary Plant Cleaners, Inc., et al. 
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Newton J. Lam
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer- Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $550,000.00
    1 week, August 2018
  • William Parker v. Douglas Insulation Company, Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al. 
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Newton J. Lam
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer- Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $400,000.00
    1 week, August 2018
  • Gary & Linda Smith v. Caterpillar Inc., Gardner Denver, Inc., Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Markey Machinery, Rexnord Industries, et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Newton J. Lam
    Trial Type: Personal Injury -Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief in Excess of: $2,000,000.00
    3 weeks, June – July 2018
  • Evelyn Owen v. Cooper Brothers, Inc., FDCC California Inc., Marconi Plastering Company, Inc., Rudolph & Sletten, Inc., et al.
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death -Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants After Opening Statements in Excess of: $4,300,000.00
    2 weeks, June 2018
  • Sandra Leonard et al. v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., et al.
    Solano County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. D. Scott Daniels
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death -Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Prior to Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $2,750,000.00
    1 Week, April 2018
  • Judy Crim et al. v. Albay Construction Co, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Red-White Valve Corp., et al
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: A. James Robertson
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants After Opening Statements in Excess of: $1,200,000.00
    1 Week, April 2018
  • Lori Hogg et al. v. Albay Construction Co, Republic Supply Co., J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al
    Alameda County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Ioana Petrou
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death -Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants Prior to Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,400,000.00
    1 Week, April 2018
  • Geraldine Barabin et. al. v. Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. 
    Federal Court: Western District of Washington, Seattle, Washington Judge: Hon. James L. Robart
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Survival – Re-trial – Negligence & Products Liability Verdict: $1,056,000.00
    Case Settled With Additional Defendants For Approximately $2,400,000.00
    2 Weeks, March – April, 2018
  • Nancy Casterline et al. v. Meeks Lumber Corporation, Navistar, Inc., Ford Motor Company, et al. 
    Shasta County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Stephen H. Baker
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
    Settled as to All Case Defendants After Jury Selection in Excess of: $630,000.00
    2 Weeks, February – March, 2018

2017:

  • George Lucas v. Triple A Machine Shop, Inc 
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Andrew Y.S. Cheng
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Mesothelioma – Negligence
    Verdict: $24,260,000.00
    Settled as to Other Case Defendants in Excess of: $3,800,000.00
    6 Weeks, October-November 2017
  • James Weaver v. Dolans of Concord, Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc., et. al.
    Civil Jury Trial
    Solano County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Paul Beeman
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Jury Selection As To All Case Defendants in Excess of $1,000,000.00
    1 week, August 2017
  • Robert Schindler, et. al. v. Caterpillar Inc., et. al. Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Leslie Nichols
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved Between Motions in Liminee and Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $2,750,000.00
    1 Week, July 2017
  • Norman Estes v. Eaton Corporation, et. al.
    Civil Jury Trial
    Solano County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Paul Beeman
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Defense Verdict for Eaton, But Settled As to All Other Case Defendants In Confidential Amount
    Plaintiff’s Motion for New Trial Against Eaton Granted, New Trial Pending
    6 Weeks, May-June 2017
  • Sandra Self, et. al. v. Taub-Co., et. al.
    Civil Jury Trial
    Alameda County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Negligence
    Case Resolved Between Motions in Liminee and Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,300,000.00
    1 Week, May 2017
  • Glenda Young, et. al. v. On Marine Services Company LLC, Foseco, Inc., Owens-Illinois, Inc,. et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    Salt Lake City Superior Court, Utah
    Judge: Hon. Randall Skanchy
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved Between Motions in Liminee and Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,520,000.00
    1 Week, April 2017
  • Larry & Arlinda Watson v. Foster Lumber Yard, Inc., O’Connor Lumber Company, John Crane Inc., et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    Solano County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Paul L. Beeman
    Trial Type: Personal Injury- Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants (except Defendant John Crane Inc. to be adjudicated in upcoming Wrongful Death action) In Excess of $1,250,000.00
    1 Week, March 2017
  • Janet Winter, et. al. v. Westburne Supply, Inc., Pneumo Abex LLC., et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Charlene P. Kisselbach
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,000,000.00
    1 Week, March 2017
  • Burt & Cheryl Howard v. Amcord, Inc., Trane U.S. Inc., Carrier Corporation, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
    Trial Type: Personal Injury- Asbestosis – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $245,000.00
    1 Week, February 2017
  • Dogulas Avery v. Certainteed Corporation, Hennessy Industries, Inc., et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
    Trial Type: Personal Injury- Lung Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $550,000.00
    1 Week, January 2017

2016:

  • Yvonne Olsen et. al. v. General Electric Company, Owens-Illinois, Inc.., et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Andrew Y.S. Cheng
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma- Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $700,000.00
    1 Week, December 2016
  • Trenda Gilmore v. General Electric Company, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Andrew Y.S. Cheng
    Trial Type: Personal Injury- Lung Cancer- Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $800,000.00
    1 Week, December 2016
  • Jackie & Sara Hawks v. Amcord, Inc., Honeywell International Inc., et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    Trial Type: Personal Injury- Lung Cancer- Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $300,000.00
    1 Week, November 2016
  • Emily Chow, et. al. v. Certainteed Corporation, Thomas Dee Engineering Company, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally-Taylor
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer- Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,300,000.00
    1 Week, November 2016
  • Elisabeth Smith, et. al. v. Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc., Mine Safety Appliances Company, LLC, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Bernardino County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Craig G. Riemer
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma- Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $735,000.00
    1 Week, November 2016
  • Dale Chastain, et. al. v. Albay Construction Company, Crane Co., Sequoia Ventures Inc., et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    Alameda County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $220,000.00
    1 Week, October 2016
  • Christine Clough, et. al. v. Duro Dyne Corporation, Certainteed Corporation, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    Alameda County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved After Opening Statements As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $250,000.00
    1 Week, October 2016
  • Pedro Rodriguez v. Flowserve US Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et. al.
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Leslie Nichols
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,825,000.00
    1 Week, September 2016
  • Joseph & Kristi Turi v. Wright Schuchart & Harbor, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    Clark County Superior Court, Washington
    Judge: Hon. Scott A. Collier
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved After Jury Selection As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,130,000.00
    1 Week, June 2016
  • James Sloan v. Cal-Steam, Inc., J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc., Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally-Taylor
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $800,000.00
    1 Week, May 2016
  • Dorthy Townsend, et al. v. Brown Sheet Metal & Mechanical, Inc., D. Cummins Corporation., et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $2,000,000.00 2 Weeks, May 2016
  • Lois Schwerdt, et al. v. Dana Companies, LLC, General Electric Company, Honeywell Controls, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $1,200,000.00 2 Weeks, May 2016
  • Mark Mulliner, et al. v. Crane Co., Flowserve US Inc., Timec Company, Inc., et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $750,000.00 2 Weeks, May 2016
  • James Floyd, et al. v. General Electric Company, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $900,000.00 2 Weeks, May 2016
  • Arthur & Cardelia Pope v. Rich-Tex, Inc., Georgia-Pacific LLC, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Hon. Richard Ulmer
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Colon Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $500,000.00
    1 Week, April 2016
  • William Thomas, et al. v. Lamons Gasket Company, General Electric Company, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    San Francisco County Superior Court
    Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved After Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants In Excess of $600,000.00 1 Week, 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: Personal Injury – Colon Cancer -Negligence and Products Liability
    Case resolved During Motions in Liminee As to All Case Defendants in Excess of $550,000.
    2 Weeks, March – April 2016
  • Kenton Shaiffer, et. al. v. Crane Co., Cleaver Brooks, Inc., SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: San Francisco
    Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved Between Jury Selection and Opening Statements In Excess of $500,000
    2 Weeks, March 2016
  • Richard Hahn, et. al. v. General Electric Company, Certainteed Corporation, University Mechanical, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: San Francisco
    Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved During Closing Arguments In Excess of $2,500,000
    4 Weeks, January 2016

2015:

  • David Helm, et. al. v. Pneumo Abex LLC, Hennessy Industries, Inc., et. al.
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: Alameda
    Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved After Jury Selection In Excess of $1,300,000
    1 Week, December 2015
  • Alan Spalding et al. v. Apache Underground Construction, et. al.
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: San Jose
    Judge: Hon. James Stoelker
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case Resolved as Verdict for Plaintiff was Being Announced.
    Verdict of $2,714,000
    Total Settlements In Excess of $5,500,000
    4 Weeks, August – September, 2015
  • Delmar Stephens v. Pacific Mechanical Corp., Timec Company, Westburne Supply, et. al.
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: San Francisco
    Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Multiple Myeloma- Negligence and Products Liability
    Case resolved after motions in limine in excess of $1,750,000
    1 Week, July 2015
  • Larry Sublett v. Anderson, Rowe & Buckley, Cahill Contractors, Cupertino Electric, Johnson Controls, Kaiser Gypsum Company, Marcal Associates, Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Timec Company, et. al.
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: San Francisco
    Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case resolved after jury selection in excess of $3,400,000
    3 Weeks, June 2015
  • Omar Barstad v. Crane Co., Douglass Insulation Company, Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, William Powell Company, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: San Francisco
    Judge: Hon. Charles Haines
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Colon Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case resolved after motions in limine in excess of $175,000
    1 Week, May 2015
  • Robert Lundquist v. Borg Warner Corporation, Crane Co., et. al.
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: San Francisco
    Judge: Hon. Charles Haines
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case resolved after motions in limine in excess of $125,000
    1 Week, May 2015
  • James Thomas v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Union Carbide Corporation, et. al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: Alameda County
    Judge: Hon. Julia Spain
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Kaiser Gypsum Antioch Plant Worker – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case resolved during plaintiff’s case in chief in excess of $500,000
    2 Weeks, April 2015
  • Geraldine Hilt, et al. v. Todd Shipyard Corporation, et. al.
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: Northern District of California
    Judge: Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case resolved prior to trial in excess of $10,000,000
    1 Week, April 2015
  • Stephen and Paula Windham v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.
    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.
    4 Weeks, February – April 2015
  • Judith Reece, Shirley Cronin, Shirley Admanson, Ollie McElrath, Renee Flaggs, Lisa Lee, Oleva Owens, Floyd Johnston, Barbara Scarborough, Mary Kratzer, Ernest Breda, et al. v. Hennessey Industries, Inc., Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc., Owens-Illinois, Inc., et al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: San Francisco
    Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case resolved during trial motions in limine in excess of $6,700,000
    3 Weeks, March – April 2015
  • Sharron Dowell, et al. v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al.
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: Alameda
    Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
    Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $200,000
    1 Week, March 2015
  • Newton King v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al. 
    Civil Jury Trial
    Superior Court: Alameda
    Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
    Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis – Negligence and Products Liability
    Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $100,000
    1 Week, February 2015

2014:

  • Paula Tarjani, Robert Karpuk, Leola Starks, et al. v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco
    • Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Asbestosis – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during trial motions in limine in excess of $350,000
    • 1 Week, November 2014
  • Oldrich Harrison et al. v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Borg Warner Morse TEC Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Alameda
    • Judge: Hon. Jo-Lynne Lee
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Paraoccupational- Lung Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved after trial motions in limine in excess of $300,000
    • 1 Week, October 2014
  • Milan Bacoka v. Durametallic Corporation, General Electric Company, Warren Pumps LLC., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco
    • Judge: Hon. Garret Wong
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved after trial motions in limine in excess of $400,000
    • 1 Week, September 2014
  • James Kraemer v. Owens-Illinois, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco
    • Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury – Mesothelioma- Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during trial motions in limine in excess of $500,000
    • 1 Week, September 2014
  • Willie Brown v. Conoco Phillips Company, Flowserve US Inc., Milwaukee Valve Company, Tosco Corporation, J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco
    • Judge: Hon. Garret Wong
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during plaintiff’s case in chief in excess of $900,000
    • 3 Weeks, August 2014
  • Trinidad Almendarez v. Owens-Illinois, Inc, Sequoia Ventures, Fluor Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Los Angeles
    • Judge: Hon. Randy Rhodes
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis- Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during motions in limine in excess of $200,000
    • 1 Week, August 2014
  • Larry Schuler v. Alcoa Inc., Conagra Grocery Products Co., Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Los Angeles
    • Judge: Hon. Patrick Madden
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis- Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during trial motions in limine in excess of $250,000
    • 1 Week, July 2014
  • Gloria McClain, et al. v. Cahill Construction Co., Inc., East Bay Sheet Metal Works, FDCC California, Inc., Monterey Mechanical Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco
    • Judge: Hon. John K. Stewart
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during plaintiff’s case in chief in excess of $8,300,000
    • 3 Weeks, June – July 2014
  • Gerry Brooks v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Judge: Hon. Randall Skanchy
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury- Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved after opening statements in excess of $500,000
    • 1 Week, June 2014
  • Samantha Lyman et al. v. Union Carbide Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Northern District of California
    • Judge: Hon. William Orrick
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer- Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during trial motions in limine in excess of $250,000
    • 1 Week, June 2014
  • Douglas Wilson v. Borg Warner Morse TEC, Inc., Crane Co., J.T. Thorpe, & Son, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco
    • Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis- Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved after trial motions in limine in excess of $150,000
    • 1 Week, May 2014
  • Otis Glover & Luther Shaw v. Pacific Bell Telephone, , J.T. Thorpe, & Son, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis- Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $400,000
    • 1 Week, April 2014
  • Edward Shortall v. Amcord, Inc., Cahill Construction Co., Inc., Georgia-Pacific LLC, Owens-Illinois, Inc.,, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco
    • Judge: Hon. John K. Stewart
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury – Colon Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved after trial motions in limine in excess of $1,400,000
    • 1 Week, April 2014
  • Dolores Duty, et al. v. Amcord, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco
    • Judge: Hon. John K. Stewart `1
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Colon Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved after trial motions in limine in excess of $200,000
    • 1 Week, April 2014
  • Allen Kulikoff v. Alta Building Materials, Amcord, Inc., Pacific Coast Building Products, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury- Asbestosis- Plasterer- Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved after motions in limine in excess of $240,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, March 2014
  • Richard Sheffield v. Cooper Brothers, Inc., Douglass Insulation Company, Inc., Scott Co. of California, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. Teri Jackson
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death–Lung Cancer- Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved prior to motions in limine in excess of $215,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, March 2014
  • Robert Lovett et al. v. Owens Illinois, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: King County, Washington
    • Judge: Hon. Helen Halpert
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved prior to motions in limine in excess of $1,265,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, March 2014
  • Emma Ragan, Angelina Phelan, Sandra Phillips, Louisa McCoy et al. v. General Electric Company, Owens Illinois, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally Taylor
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during motions in limine in excess of $600,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, March 2014
  • Richard Musgrave, Edward Lee, Gordon Lemos, James Harkin v. General Electric Company, General Plumbing Supply Company, Inc., Georgia Pacific LLC, Truitt and White Lumber Co., Calportland Company, Oscar E. Erickson, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury- Asbestosis- Laborer – Hod Carrier – Welder – Boiler Maker – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $670,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, March 2014
  • Gary Kase v. Armstrong International, Crane Co., Foster Lumber Yard, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Goulds Pumps, Inc, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally Taylor
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury- Asbestosis- Pipefitter – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved after jury selection in excess of $335,000 as to all case defendants
    • 3 Weeks, February 2014
  • Carroll Cline v. Albay Construction Company, Crane Co., Dillingham Construction, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Oscar E. Erickson, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally Taylor
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury- Asbestosis- Steamfitter – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved after jury selection in excess of $700,000 as to all case defendants
    • 3 Weeks, February 2014
  • Patrick Farley v. Armstrong International, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Mally Taylor
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury- Asbestosis- Boilermaker – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during motions in limine in excess of $340,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, February 2014
  • Janeen Kempton et al v. Flowserve US Inc., Goulds Pumps, International Truck & Engine Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Judge: Hon. Skancy
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer – Millwright- Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during pre-trial conference in excess of $145,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, January 2014
  • Vicky Wolley et al v. Rich-Tex, Inc., Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer – Paraoccupational – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during motions in limine in excess of $200,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, January 2014
  • Dezirae Hall et al v. Rich-Tex, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer – Drywall Finisher – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during opening statement in excess of $490,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, January 2014
  • Sam Hasty et al. v. Georgia-Pacific LLC, Lamons Gasket Company, Oscar E. Erickson, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury – Lung Cancer – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $375,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, Dec 2013

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
  • Charles Akins v. RPI Company (Plant Insulation Company)
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Teri L. Jackson
    • Trial Type: Negligence – Personal Injury – Peritoneal Mesothelioma
    • Verdict of $730,000
    • Case Resolved With Other Defendants: Excess of $3,270,000
    • 8 weeks, September to November 2013
  • Roger Henderson v. Monterey Mechanical Company, Baldwin Contracting Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. Teri Jackson
    • Trial Type: Wrongful Death–Lung Cancer- Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved prior to motions in limine in excess of $250,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, September 2013
  • John Witkowski v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., J.T. Thorpe & Son, Union Carbide Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Placer County
    • Judge: Commissioner Michael A. Jacques
    • Trial Type: Personal Injury- Mesothelioma – Machinist – Negligence and Products Liability
    • Case resolved prior to motions in limine in excess of $1,160,000 as to all case defendants
    • 1 Week, September 2013
  • Randall Wilkins, Richard Phillips, Rex Crossland, et al. v. Amcord, Inc., Acco Engineered Systems, Inc., Trizec Realty, LLC, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith
    • Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Personal Injury – Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $550,000
    • 1 week, August 2013
  • Richard Luros, M.D. v. Amcord Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Alameda County Superior Court
    • Judge: Hon. Jo-Lynne Lee
    • Trial Type: Mesothelioma – Products Liability – Negligence – Hospital construction/renovation
    • Case resolved as to all case defendants in excess of $3,000,000.00 during trial – verdict for Union Carbide Corp.
    • 3 Weeks, May-July 2013
  • Roger Henderson, et al. v. Baldwin Contracting Company, Inc., Monterey Mechanical Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
    • Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Opening Statements: Excess of $211,000
    • 1 week, May 2013
  • Rosemary Mitchell, Marion Chappelle, Antonette Scriber, Romeo Schneble, Charles Simpson, David Wilson et al. v. Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Thomas Dee Engineering Company, Underground Construction Company, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
    • Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,836,000
    • 1 week, May 2013
  • Rosita Pique et al. v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
    • Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $550,000
    • 2 weeks, May 2013
  • William Youngbluth v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, Parsons Government Services, Inc., Sequoa Ventures, Inc., Tosco Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Emile H. Elias
    • Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Personal Injury – Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $182,000
    • 1 week, April 2013
  • Jerry Cates and Judith Cates v. Certainteed Corporation, Thomas Dee Engineering Company, Yarway Corporation., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith
    • Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Personal Injury – Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $800,000
    • 1 week, April 2013
  • Janice Pearson et al. v. Thompson Building Materials, Westside Building Materials, Parex U.S.A. Inc., Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Anne M. Masullo
    • Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death – Kidney Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $950,000
    • 1 week, March 2013
  • Donald and Ruby Silver v. Crane Co., Ford Motor Company, Honeywell International, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
    • Judge: Hon. Edward JonesTrial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $350,000
    • 1 week, January 2013

2012:

  • In Re Living Asbestosis Group A-D (Millard, Williams, Uber, et. al) v. San Francisco Gravel, J.S. Guerin, Johns Manville Manufacturing, Cupertino Electric, Scott Company, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
    • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Personal Injury – Asbestosis
    • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $2,600,000
    • 2 weeks, December 2012
  • Bobbie Holloway v. Calpac Homes, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • SuperiorCourt:Los Angeles, California
    • Judge: Hon. Mary Anne Murphy
    • Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Non-Occupational – Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Trial Status Conference: Excess of $350,000
    • 1 week, November 2012
  • Vincent Monaco v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Los Angeles, California
    • Judge: Hon. Frederick C. Shaller
    • Trial Type: Product Liability – Negligence – Mesothelioma
    • Verdict of $1,979,228
    • Case Resolved With Other Defendants In Excess of $2,200,000
    • 5 weeks, October-November 2012
  • Betty Janiszewski, et al v. Rich-Tex, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
    • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Plaintiffs’ Case-in-chief: Excess of $580,000
    • 2 weeks, June 2012
  • Shane Brandon, et al v. J-M Manufacturing Co., et al
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
    • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $382,000
    • 2 weeks, June 2012
  • Linda Griffin, et al v. Union Carbide Corporation., et al
    • Superior Court: Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
    • Judge: Hon. Youlee You
    • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Pre-Trial Conference: Excess of $900,000
    • 1 week, May 2012
  • Charles Sumner, et al v. Oakfabco, Inc., et al
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
    • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled After Voire Dire: Excess of $216,000
    • 2 weeks, May 2012
  • Adelma Gilpin, et al v. Goodrich Corporation, et al
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
    • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled After Voire Dire: Excess of $712,000
    • 2 weeks, May 2012
  • Howard Shirley v. Cooper Industries, LLC, Eaton Electrical, Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Alameda County
    • Judge: Hon. Jo–Lynn Q. Lee
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $500,000
    • 1 Week, April 2012
  • Judith Black v. Big Bear Community Services District
    • Bench Trial
    • Superior Court: San Bernardino County
    • Judge: Hon. Marsha Slough
    • Trial Type: Dangerous Condition of a Public Property—Personal Injury—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $3,149,000
    • April 2012
  • Marion Kosich, et al. v. Honeywell International, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Plaintiffs’ Case In Chief: Excess of $1,690,000
    • 6 weeks, March–April 2012
  • In Re BP576 v. Certainteed Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., R & A Seiler Enterprises, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions In Limine: Excess of $2,346,000
    • 2 Weeks, January 2012
  • Sandy Siegel, et al. v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions In Limine: Excess of $680,000
    • 2 Weeks, January 2012
  • In Re BP581 v. H.B. Smith Company, Inc., Moore Bros., Crane Co., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $850,000
    • 1 Week, January 2012
  • Natalie Buford, et al. v. Marc Paul, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions In Limine: Excess of $400,000
    • 1 Week, January 2012
  • In Re BP582 v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Sequoia Ventures, Inc., J–M Manufacturing Company, Inc., J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions In Limine: Excess of $1,300,000
    • 1 Week, January 2012
  • In Re BP578 v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Sequoia Ventures, Inc., S.B. Decking, Inc., Tosco Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Opening Statements: Excess of $2,900,000
    • 2 Weeks, January 2012

2011:

  • In Re BP580 v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Crane Co., Scott Co. of California, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,500,000
    • 1 Week, December 2011
  • Irene Eggleton v. Van Waters & Rogers, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $900,000
    • 1 Week, December 2011
  • Bruce Gleason v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Mannington Mills, Inc., Domco Products Texas, L.P., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $725,000
    • 2 Weeks, October 2011
  • In Re BP574 v. Rich–Tex, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,800,000
    • 2 Weeks, October 2011
  • Jeraldine Nicholson v. Highland Stucco & Lime Products, Inc., Amcord Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Los Angeles, California
    • Judge: Hon. Elisabeth White
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Colon Cancer
    • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $430,000
    • 2 Weeks, September 2011
  • Ferdy Lionello v. Calportland Company, Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Highland Stucco & Lime Products, Inc., Amcord Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Orange County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Steven Perk
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $250,000
    • 1 Week, September 2011
  • Vincent Stumpo v. Calportland Company, Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., Highland Stucco & Lime Products, Inc., Amcord Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Orange County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Steven Perk
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $170,000
    • 1 Week, July 2011
  • Estela Carcallas, et al. v. Rockwell Automation, Inc., Graybar Electric Company, Inc., et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Other Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $630,000
    • 1 week, June 2011
  • Roderick Brooks v. Cummins Inc., Sun Ship, LLC, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Other Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $400,000
    • 1 week, June 2011
  • Richard Chiolino v. Honeywell International, Inc., Ford Motor Company, Autozone West, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Orange County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Steven Perk
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $430,000
    • 1 Week, June 2011
  • Allen Kennedy v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Scott Company of California, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $900,000
    • 1 week, May 2011
  • Herman Starnes v. Todd Shipyards Corporation, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $400,000
    • 1 week, April 2011
  • William Wilkins v. Certainteed Corporation, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $385,000
    • 1 week, April 2011
  • Hurley Richardson v. Amcord Inc., et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $435,000
    • 1 week, April 2011
  • Terry Lueken v. Certainteed Corporation, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $265,000
    • 1 week, April 2011
  • George Seevers v. Certainteed Corporation, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $780,000
    • 1 week, April 2011
  • Miramon Anaya v. Hopeman Brothers, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $285,000
    • 1 week, April 2011
  • In Re D602 Trials v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Thomas Dee Engineering Company, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $3,000,000
    • 4 weeks, April 2011
  • Darlene Ball, et al. v. Toshiba International Corporation, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Terri Jackson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $175,000
    • 1 week, March 2011
  • Janet Durham, et al. v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Thomas Dee Engineering Company, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $465,000
    • 1 week, March 2011
  • Anita Player, et al. v. General Electric Company, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $210,000
    • 1 week, March 2011
  • George Tyler v. Moore Brothers, Republic Supply Company, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,250,000
    • 1 week, March 2011
  • In Re Bp529 v. General Electric Company, J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Other Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $420,000
    • 1 week, March 2011
  • Judith Reece, et al. v. Crane Co., et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $3,775,000
    • 1 week, February 2011
  • Carrie Phillips, et al. v. Bayer Crop Science, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,180,000
    • 1 week, January 2011
  • Laurie Orr, et al. v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $185,000
    • 1 week, January 2011
  • John Baglietto v. Georgia Pacific Corporation, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Charlene Kisselbach
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $90,000
    • 1 week, January 2011
  • In Re BP526 v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc,. Foster Wheeler LLC, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Curtis Karnow
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $930,000
    • 1 week, January 2011
  • Daniel Riedinger v. Ace Fil–Am Hardware, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Curtis Karnow
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $360,000
    • 1 week, January 2011
  • In Re BP546 v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., Moore Brothers, Douglas Insulation Company, Inc., et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $700,000
    • 1 week, January 2011
  • John Medynski v. J.T. Thorpe & Sons, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Colon Cancer
    • Case Settled During Pre–Trial Hearings: Excess of $80,000
    • 1 week, January 2011
  • Theresa Edwards, et al. v. Kaiser Gypsum, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Pre–Trial Hearings: Excess of $310,000
    • 1 week, January 2011
  • Yvonne Sanders, et al. v. Anderson Rowe & Buckley, Inc., Cahill Contractors, Inc., Douglas Insulation Company, Inc., et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,300,000
    • 1 week, January 2011
  • Ina Coyle, et al. v. Crane Co., et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,500,000
    • 3 weeks, January 2011
  • Toni Baragar, et al. v. Cummins Inc., Ford Motor Company, et al.
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $950,000
    • 1 week, January 2011

2010:

  • Chester Nelson v. San Francisco Gravel, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $450,000
    • 1 Week, November 2010
  • In Re BP531 v. Lamons Gasket Co., Moore Brothers, J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., S.T.M. Automotive, Inc., Thomas Dee Engineering Company, Tosco Refining Company, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,000,000
    • 2 Weeks, November 2010
  • In Re Cargle, Davis Cole, Hernandez, Revell, Burch, & Treloar v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,000,000
    • 2 Weeks, November 2010
  • Shirley Kramer, et al. v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $420,000
    • 2 Weeks, November 2010
  • Michael Prince v. Tosco Refining Company, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $135,000
    • 2 Weeks, November 2010
  • Gloria Dutton, et al. v. Moore Brothers, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Pancreatic Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $260,000
    • 1 Week, October 2010
  • Leonard Shields v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Reynolds C. Johnson Co., Mack Trucks, Inc., Cummins Inc., Deere & Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Curtis E.A. Karnow
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $390,000
    • 2 Weeks, September 2010
  • Omar Buchanan v. A.H. Voss Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $135,000
    • 1 Week, September 2010
  • In Re BP 502 v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, Crane Co., Sequoia Ventures, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Marla Miller / Harold Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $850,000
    • 1 Week, August 2010
  • Jeanette Boger, et al. v. Groeniger & Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,150,000
    • 1 Week, August 2010
  • Jack Ervin v. Groeniger & Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $275,000
    • 1 Week, August 2010
  • In Re Brayton Group 505 v. Advocate Mines Ltd., Sequoia Ventures Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, Ford Motor Company, Moore Brothers, Alta Building Material Co., Trimon Inc., Mannington Mills, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,500,000
    • 2 Weeks, June 2010
  • In Re Brayton Group 434 v. Advocate Mines Ltd., Sequoia Ventures Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, Ford Motor Company, Moore Brothers, Crane Co., Slakey Brothers, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,300,000
    • 2 Weeks, June 2010
  • In Re Brayton Group 513 v. Advocate Mines Ltd., Sequoia Ventures Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, Ford Motor Company, Moore Brothers, Owens–Illinois, Inc., Temporary Plant Cleaners, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $2,100,000
    • 2 Weeks, June 2010
  • In Re Brayton Group 441 v. Crane Co., Albay Construction Company, Sequoia Ventures, Foster Wheeler LLC, Mannington Mills, Inc., Advocate Mines, Ltd., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,300,000
    • 2 Weeks, June 2010
  • In Re Brayton Group 423 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $2,400,000
    • 2 Weeks, June 2010
  • In Re Brayton Group 398 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $800,000
    • 2 Weeks, June 2010
  • In Re Brayton Group 444 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $1,500,000
    • 2 Weeks, June 2010
  • In Re Brayton Group 431 v. Dap Products Inc, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $850,000
    • 2 Weeks, June 2010
  • Joanne Setterberg, et al. v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $630,000
    • 1 Week, June 2010
  • Sharline Compton, et al. v. Curtis Wright, Plant Products, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Marla J. Miller
    • Trial Type: Product Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Motions in Liminee in Excess of $2,600,000
    • 3 Weeks, April-June 2010
  • Pauline Smithson, et al. v. John Crane Inc., et. al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • San Francisco County Superior Court
    • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma
    • Defense Verdict Based on Exposure
    • Settled with other defendants in Excess of $2,100,000.00
    • 3 Weeks, May 2010
  • Ronald Sandy, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • San Francisco County Superior Court
    • Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller
    • Trial Type: Premises – Negligence—Wrongful Death – Colon Cancer
    • Defense Verdict Based on Medical Causation
    • Case Settled With All Other Case Defendants: Excess of $1,500,000.00
    • 4 Weeks, April-May 2010
  • Joyce Juelch, et al. v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, J.T. Thorpe & Son Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $250,000
    • 1 Week, April 2010
  • Carol Brumley, et al. v. San Francisco Gravel Company, Inc., J.S. Guerin & Company, Inc., Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., Rich–Tex, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,725,000
    • 3 Weeks, March–April 2010
  • Jean Harlow–Biles, et al. v. Temporary Plant Cleaners, Inc., Tosco Refining Company, Inc., Sequoia Ventures Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Marla J. Miller
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $850,000
    • 1 Week, March 2010
  • In Re Brayton Group 480 v. Roebbelen Construction Co., Inc., Moore Bros., Mannington Mills, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Jeffrey S. Ross
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $2,500,000
    • 1 Week, February 2010
  • Frances Fitch, et al. v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold E. Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Trial Conference: Excess of $375,000
    • 1 Week, February 2010
  • In Re Brayton Group 394 v. Goodrich Corporation, Granite Construction Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $570,000
    • 1 Week, January 2010
  • In Re Brayton Group 411 v. Foster Wheeler LLC, J.T. Thorpe & Son, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Ronald E. Quidachay
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,200,000
    • 1 Week, January 2010
  • Kathleen Rice, et al. v. Gusmer Enterprises, Inc., Oakfabco, Inc., Millipore Corporation, and Scott Laboratories, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Monica F. Wiley
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,370,000
    • 1 Week, January 2010
  • Nellie Trolard, et al. v. Dana Companies LLC, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Monica F. Wiley
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $850,000
    • 1 Week, January 2010

2009:

  • Billie Jean Adams, et al. v. Ford Motor Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Los Angeles County Superior Court
    • Judge: Hon. Amy Hogue
    • Trial Type: Products Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma
    • Defense Verdict Based on OEM
    • Case Settled With All Other Case Defendants: Excess of $2,000,000.00
    • 4 weeks, December 2009
  • Henry & Geraldine Barabin v. Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. & AstenJohnson, Inc.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Federal Court: Western District of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • Judge: Chief United States District Court Judge Robert S. Lasnik
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Mesothelioma
    • Verdict: $10,200,000
    • Case Settled With Additional Defendants For Approximately $2,400,000.00.
    • 4 Weeks, November 2009
    • In 2014, Verdict Reversed By 9th Circuit, New Trial Occurred in 2018, Resulting Again in a Verdict for the Plaintiffs.
  • Alvin and Yolonda Leandro v. Fluor Corporation, D.W. Nicholson, Golden Gate Drywall, Inc., Cahill Contractors, Inc., Anderson Rowe & Buckley, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $1,500,000
    • 1 Week, August 2009
  • Eugene Price v. Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC, Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack of California, Ford Motor Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $80,000
    • 1 Week, August 2009
  • In re William Matthis, et al. v. General Electric Company, Quintec Industries, Inc., Sequoia Ventures Inc., CNH America LLC, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $300,000
    • 1 Week, August 2009
  • Paul and Marlene Westbrook v. Northrop Grumman Ship Building, Inc., Asbestos Corporation Limited, SB Decking, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $1,300,000
    • 2 Weeks, August 2009
  • Mickie Worthley, et al. v. Advocate Mines Limited
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Verdict: $3,377,750
    • Case Settled With Remaining Defendants: Excess of $1,500,000
    • 6 Weeks, June–July 2009
  • Charles Johnson v. Plant Insulation Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. John K. Stewart
    • Trial Type: Negligence—Personal Injury—Mesothelioma
    • Verdict: $1,185,500
    • Case Settled With Remaining Defendants: Excess of $847,000
    • 5 Weeks, May–June 2009
  • Jim Whinery, et. al. v. Plant Insulation Company, Crane Co., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Marla Miller
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief: Excess of $2,537,000
    • 2 Weeks, May 2009
  • Karen Ramey, Mary Fish, and Jacquelyn Bakken, et. al. v. Dana Companies, LLC, Foster Wheeler LLC, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Marla Miller
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $3,500,000
    • 2 Weeks, April 2009
  • In re Brayton Group 425 v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., San Francisco Gravel Company, Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
    • Judge: Hon. Mary Wiss
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,500,000
    • 1 Week, March 2009
  • Larry Robbins v. Kaiser Gypsum Corporation, Advocate Mines, Ltd., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: King County, Washington
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne Barnett
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Voir Dire: Excess of $90,000
    • 1 Week, March 2009
  • Thomas Taylor v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, Quintec Industries, Inc., Allis–Chalmers Corporation Product Liability Trust, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Nancy Davis
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Colon Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $200,000
    • 2 Weeks, March 2009
  • Rosa Temple, et al. v. Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Mary Wiss
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $750,000
    • 2 Weeks, February 2009
  • Milton Siefken v. Plant Insulation Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $100,000
    • 1 Week, February 2009
  • In re Brayton Group 388 v. Rich–Tex, Inc., Hamilton Materials, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Opening Statements: Excess of $500,000
    • 3 Weeks, February 2009
  • Clarence Tolva and Billy Tyndall v. Foster Wheeler LLC, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $125,000
    • 2 Weeks, January 2009
  • Angel Panganiban v. Allis–Chalmers Corporation Product Liability Trust and General Motors Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Ronald Quidachay
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $80,000
    • 1 Week, January 2009
  • Joe Carr v. Allis–Chalmers Corporation Product Liability Trust and Chrysler LLC, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Nancy Davis
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $120,000
    • 1 Week, January 2009
  • Willie Green Jr. v. Plant Insulation Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled In Between Jury Selection and Opening Statements: Excess of $90,000
    • 1 Week, January 2009

2008:

  • Gerald and Pamela Rudy v. Amcord, Inc., Hamilton Materials, Inc., Dowman Products, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Curtis E.A. Karnow
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $450,000
    • 2 Weeks, December 2008
  • Jesse McDonald v. Calportland Company, Highland Stucco and Lime Products, Inc., Thompson Building Materials, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne Ramos Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $575,000
    • 1 Week, November 2008
  • In re King County Group 4 v. American Optical Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: King County, Washington
    • Judge: Hon. Kallas Paris
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled After Opening Statements: Excess of $280,000
    • 2 Weeks, November 2008
  • Dwayne Ratliff, et al. v. Foster Wheeler LLC, Plant Products & Supply Company, M. Slayen & Associates, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Opening Statements: Excess of $1,150,000
    • 2 Weeks, August 2008
  • Louis Hofmeister, et al. v. Allis–Chalmers Corporation Product Liability Trust, J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Motions In Limine: Excess of $1,500,000
    • 1 Week, August 2008
  • Theresa Ketchum, et al. v. Allis–Chalmers Corporation Product Liability Trust, Glen J. Harrod, Plant Insulation Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Ernest H. Goldsmith
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $5,400,000
    • 1 Week, August 2008
  • Margaret Zamberlin, et al. v. Eaton Electrical Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions In Limine: Excess of $350,000
    • 1 Week, July 2008
  • James Baughman v. Bondex International, Inc., Ford Motor Company, Hamilton Materials, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Curtis Karnow
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Other Cancer
    • Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $350,000
    • 1 Week, July 2008
  • Myrna Johnson, et al. v. Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $230,000
    • 1 Week, July 2008
  • Jack and Wilma Carter v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack of California, Collins Electrical Company, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions In Limine: Excess of $350,000
    • 1 Week, July 2008
  • Lloyd Frisbie v. Plant Insulation Company, Durabla Manufacturing Company, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,380,000
    • 2 Weeks, May 2008
  • Merlene Ransdell v. Leslie Controls, Inc., Crane Co., Honeywell International, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled Before Opening Statements: Excess of $4,225,000
    • 8 Weeks, April 2008
  • Carl Shermer v. Plant Insulation Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Durabla Manufacturing Company, Inc., Slakey Brothers, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled Before Jury Selection: Excess of $270,000
    • 2 Weeks, April 2008

2007:

  • James Dudick v. Hamilton Materials, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Nancy L. Davis
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled Before Jury Selection: Excess of $200,000
    • 1 Week, December 2007
  • Kenneth and Flora Norris v. ConocoPhillips Company, Tosco Refining Company, Inc., Plant Insulation Company, Quintec Industries, Inc., Asbestos Corporation Limited, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1.25 million
    • 1 Week, December 2007
  • Douglass West, et. al. v. Hill Brothers Chemical, Inc., et. al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • San Francisco County Superior Court
    • Judge: Hon. Katherine Feinstein
    • Trial Type: Products Liability – Negligence – Personal Injury – Asbestosis
    • Defense Verdict Based on Product Identification
    • Case Settled With All Other Case Defendants: Excess of $700,000.00
    • 5 Weeks, November 2007
  • In re Brayton Group 364 v. Plant Insulation Company, Republic Supply Company, Parker Boiler Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled Before Jury Selection: Excess of $1.5 million
    • 1 Week, October 2007
  • Anthony Dudick v. Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Other Cancer
    • Case Settled Before Jury Selection: Excess of $130,000
    • 1 Week, October 2007
  • In re Brayton Group 402 v. Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Buffalo Pumps, Inc., IMO Industries, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Other Cancer
    • Case Settled Before Jury Selection: Excess of $600,000
    • 1 Week, September 2007
  • John Siegel v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc., J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., Foster Wheeler LLC, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $500,000
    • 1 Week, September 2007
  • Patricia Kelly, et. al v. Bondex International, Inc.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Los Angeles County Superior Court
    • Judge: Hon. Ruth Ann Kwan
    • Trial Type: Products Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death-Mesothelioma
    • Defense Verdict Based on Product Identification
    • Case Settled With All Other Case Defendants: Excess of $1,200,000.00
    • 4 Weeks, August 2007
  • George Goodyard v. Leslie Controls, Inc., Elliott Turbomachinery Co., Inc., FMC Corporation–Turbo Pump Operation, IMO Industries, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Ernest Goldsmith
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,550,000
    • 1 Week, August 2007
  • In re Brayton Group 404 v. Swinerton Builders, Kentile Floors, Inc., Robertshaw Controls Company, Rockwell Automation, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $3.4 million
    • 1 Week, July 2007
  • In re Brayton Group 370 v. Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Hamilton Materials, Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc. et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled Between Jury Selection and Opening Statements: Excess of $900,000
    • 2 Weeks, July 2007
  • In re Brayton Group 381 v. Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Osram Sylvania Inc., General Cable Corporation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Rockwell Automation, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1 million
    • 2 Weeks, June 2007
  • In re Brayton Group 371 v. Crane Co., National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Mary Wiss
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Cancer
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $745,000
    • 1 Week, June 2007
  • In re Brayton Group 393 v. Advocate Mines, J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., Borg–Warner Automotive, Inc., Thorpe Insulation Company, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Mary Wiss
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $875,000
    • 1 Week, June 2007
  • In re Brayton Group 375 v. Contra Costa Electric, Allis–Chalmers Corporation Product Liability Trust, D.W. Nicholson Corporation, Ford Motor Company, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Thomas Mellon
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $4.3 million
    • 1 Week, May 2007
  • Ruth Cash, et. al v. Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Thomas Mellon
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $150,000
    • 1 Week, April 2007
  • Aline Ivance, et al. v. Rich–Tex, Inc.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Julie Tang
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Asbestosis
    • Verdict: $868,787.64
    • Case Settled with Remaining Defendants: Excess of $320,000
    • 4 Weeks, March 2007

2006:

  • In re Group 365 v. Crane Co., Leslie Controls Inc., Union Carbide Corporation, et al.
    • Consolidated Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Ernest Goldsmith
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,180,000
    • 2 Weeks, September 2006
  • In re Group 353 v. Hamilton Materials Inc., Leslie Controls Inc., ITT Inc., et al.
    • Consolidated Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Wallace Douglass
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $7 million
    • 2 Weeks, August 2006
  • Walter Ledbetter, et al. v. Ingersoll–Rand Company #448020
    • Civil Bench Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. John E. Munter
    • Trial Type: Breach of Contract
    • Judgment: $82,440.35
    • 1 Week, July 2006
  • Charlie Hansen, et al. v. Certainteed Corporation, Quintec Industries Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. Donald Mitchell
    • Trial Type: Negligence—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Plaintiff’s Case in Chief: Excess of $6,275,000
    • 1 Week, July 2006
  • Duane Eastham et al. v. Certainteed Corporation, J.T. Thorpe Insulation Company, et al. Donald Allen v. J.T. Thorpe Insulation Company, et al.
    • Consolidated Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Donald Mitchell
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Jury Hardships: Excess of $1,900,000
    • 1 Week, July 2006
  • Harry Buford v. Hamilton Materials, Inc., and Rich–Tex, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Thomas Mellon
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $270,000
    • 1 Week, June 2006
  • Floyd Greenway v. Sequoia Ventures, Inc. and Viacom, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Conway
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Jury Selection: Excess of $1,500,000
    • 2 Weeks, June 2006
  • Elaine and Danna Fontes v. Rockwell Automation, Inc. and Thorpe Insulation, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Los Angeles County, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Satt
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Opening Statements: Excess of $1,565,000
    • 2 Weeks, March 2006
  • Rosemary Brady, et. al. v. John Crane, Inc., Owens-Illinois, Inc., et. al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • San Francisco County Superior Court
    • Judge: Hon. Wallace Douglass
    • Products Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma
    • Defense Verdict Based on Product Identification
    • Case Settled With All Other Case Defendants: Excess of $750,000.00
    • 5 weeks, January – February 2006

2005:

  • Debora Rosen, et. al. v. Kerr Corporation, Regents of the University of California, et. al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Alameda County Superior Court
    • Judge: Hon. Stephen Dombrink
    • Products Liability – Negligence – Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma
    • Defense Verdict Based on Exposure
    • Case Settled With All Other Case Defendants: Excess of $200,000.00
    • 5 weeks, October-November 2005
  • Mildred Workman, et al. v. Elliot Turbomachinery, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County
    • Judge: Hon. David Ballati
    • Trial Type: Products Liability – Negligence – Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled After Voir Dire: Excess of $1,400,000.00
    • 1 Week, September 2005
  • In re Group Thorpe Insulation Company Wrongful Death Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, and Other Cancer (Lead Case – Stanley Young, et al. v. Thorpe Insulation Company)
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. David Ballati
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, and Other Cancer
    • Case Settled During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief: Excess of $5 million
    • 1 Week, August 2005
  • Thomas McCollum v. Natkin & Co., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Tomar Mason
    • Trial Type: Negligence—Products Liability—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Jury Hardships: Excess of $600,000
    • 2 weeks, August 2005
  • In re Group Thorpe Insulation Company Living and Wrongful Death Asbestosis Cases (Diane Story, et al. v. Thorpe Insulation Company)
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. David Ballati
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief: Excess of $1 million
    • 1 Week, August 2005
  • Richard Pollard v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et. al
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • San Francisco County Superior Court
    • Judge: Hon. Donald Mitchell
    • Trial Type: Negligence – Products Liability – Personal Injury – Disputed Asbestosis
    • Defense Verdict Based on Medical Diagnosis
    • Case Settled With All Other Case Defendants: Excess of $100,000.00
    • 4 weeks, July 2005
  • Richard Gifford v. Hamilton Materials, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
    • Trial Type: Negligence—Products Liability—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Pre–Trial Motions: Excess of $700,000
    • 2 weeks, June 2005
  • Warren Fisher v. D.B. Riley, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Thomas Mellon
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Voir Dire: Excess of $2 million
    • 1 Week, June 2005
  • Daniel Griggs v. Dowman Products, Inc., et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
    • Trial Type: Negligence—Products Liability—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Pre–Trial Motions: Excess of $200,000
    • 2 weeks, June 2005
  • Ronald Kautz v. Advocate Mines, Ltd.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: Orange County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Kim Dunning
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Asbestosis
    • Verdict: $62,000
    • Settled with Remaining Defendants: Excess of $50,000
    • 3 weeks, April–May 2005
  • Charles Scandlyn v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Ernest Goldsmith
    • Trial Type: Negligence—Products Liability—Mesothelioma
    • Case Settled During Pre–Trial Motions: Excess of $2 million
    • 1 week, March 2005
  • Zeddie Masters v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. James McBride
    • Trial Type: Negligence—Products Liability—Lung Cancer
    • Case Settled During Pre–Trial Motions: Excess of $400,000
    • 1 week, March 2005
  • Ronald Scrivner v. Supro Corporation
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Julie Tang
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Asbestosis
    • Case Settled During Voir Dire: Excess of $90,000
    • 1 week, March 2005
  • Geronia Quarles v. Advocate Mines, Ltd.
    • Civil Jury Trial
    • Superior Court: San Francisco County, California
    • Judge: Hon. Ellen Chaitin
    • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Asbestosis
    • Verdict: $1,250,000
    • Settled with Remaining Defendants: Excess of $25,000
    • 3 weeks, January 2005