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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

Mary Martinez, et. al. v. A.H. Voss Company, Amcord, Inc., Apache Underground, Familian Corporation, Groeniger & Company, J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc., Underground Construction Co., Inc., Westburne Supply, Inc.,et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Jeffrey Ross
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Plaintiffs’ Case in Chief in Excess of: $4,500,000.00
3 weeks, August-September 2019
 
Harold & Janet Montano v. Control Co., Dap Inc., Rudolph & Sletten, Inc., Red-White Valve Corp.,et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Kathleen Kelly
Trial Type: Personal Injury – Colon Cancer – Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $700,000.00
1 week, August 2019
 
Jony Wood, et al. & Diana McDonald, et al. v. Sun Ship, LLC, Westburne Supply, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Kathleen Kelly
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $200,000.00
1 week, July 2019
 
Kelly Burke-Puertas, et al. & Julie Craycroft, et al. v. Moore Borther, O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC, ZF Sachs Automotive of America, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Mesothelioma – Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $2,800,000.00
1 week, July 2019
 
Barbara Schaffer et al. v. Consolidated Insulation, Inc., et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $400,000.00
1 week, July 2019
 
John Woods & Mark Umphress v. Douglass Insulation Co., Inc., Foster Wheller LLC, IMO Inudstries, Sun Ship, LLC, Velan Valve Corp, et al.
San Francisco County Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Harold Kahn
Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
Settled as to All Case Defendants During Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $450,000.00
1 week, July 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
 
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 $550,000.00
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
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