Jason Rose Selected Trials Verdicts
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Jason Rose – Selected Trials & Verdicts

Jason Rose is an associate at Brayton Purcell LLP. Mr. Rose has tried asbestos and tobacco personal injury and wrongful death mesothelioma, lung cancer, colon cancer, other cancer, and asbestosis cases in California (San Francisco, Alameda, Los Angeles, Shasta and Solano Counties), and Federal Court (United States District Court Northern District of California). Along with Gil Purcell and Jennifer Alesio, Mr. Rose received the San Francisco Trial Lawyer’s Association 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Mr. Rose’s trial success in Tajie Major v. Lorillard Toobacco Company, et al., was recognized as Top a Plaintiff’s Verdict by the Daily Journal, and a Top 100 Verdict nationally by the National Law Journal. Mr. Rose was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Mr. Rose earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from CSU Sacramento in 2005. He then attended the University of La Verne College of Law where he earned his Law degree, graduating Cum Laude in 2009. Throughout law school, Mr. Rose was a member of Law Review, Student Government, Delta Theta Phi, and was a founding member of ULV’s Criminal Law Society. While at La Verne, Mr. Rose competed nationally on La Verne’s inaugural traveling trial-competition team; won a solo moot court competition; won a team moot court competition; won a graduate-student writing competition, and was the recipient of several Academic awards.

Mr. Rose earned a Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy from California Western School of Law in 2010.

Prior to his work with Brayton Purcell, Mr. Rose clerked for both the Federal Public Defender office in Santa Ana, California, and the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office, in San Bernardino, California.

Mr. Rose is admitted to practice in California; the United States District Court, Northern District of California; the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and is a member of the California Bar Association; the Marin County Bar Association; the American Bar Association; and Consumer Attorneys of California.

Mr. Rose lives in the East Bay with his wife and two children.

 

The following list, which is updated regularly, provides a selection of his recent trial work.

2020
 
Jeffrey & Teresa Sposito v. Fluor Corporation; Monterey Mechanical Company; Bigge Crane Company; Tulloch Corporation et al.
Civil Jury Trial (Remote Trial – COVID-19)
Superior Court of California – Alameda County
Judge: Hon. Evelio M. Grillo
Role: 2nd Chair
Trial Type – 73 year-old former Sheetmetal worker (Shell Oil Martinez Refinery LOP Quad Expansion 1965-66), now East Bay Real Estate executive, Sarcomatoid Malignant Mesothelioma and Spouse Loss of Consortium – Negligence.
Case resolved as to all defendants during second day of Plaintiffs’ Opening Statement in excess of $13,000,000.00.
Sept/Oct – 2020
 
2019
 
Harold and Janet Montano v. Crane Co., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: County of San Francisco Case No. CGC-15-276439
Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Personal Injury for Colon Cancer, Asbestosis, Pleural Disease – Career Plumber – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved after Motions in Limine were argued in excess of $400,000 as to all defendants
August 2019 
 
2018

Florence Viveros, and Elizabeth Dennison v. Centerpoint Services Inc.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court of Contra Costa County, Contra Costa
Judge Judith S. Craddick
Role: 2nd Chair
Trial Type – CONTRACTS : Breach of Contract – Emotional Distress – Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Crematory: Lungs/Mesothelioma Nodules Destroyed By Partial Cremation – Body Descrecation
Defense Verdict after 18 day trial
September/October 2018.

Richard & Made Berg v. Alta Building Materials Company et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court of the State of California – County of Alameda
Judge: Hon Evelio Grillo
Role: 2nd Chair
Trial Type – Retired Law School Professor – Product Liability/Negligence – Epithelial Mesothelioma
Case resolved after Plaintiffs’ Opening Statement in excess of $4,000,000.00 plus assignment of equitable indemnity rights to Mr Berg as to all case defendants
Mar/April 2018

2017

Jerry Grace v. Pacific Coast Building Supply, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco
Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death for Asbestosis, Pleural Disease – Career Drywaller Carpenter – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved after Motions in Limine were argued in excess of $75,000 as to all defendants
January 2017

2016

Marilyn Harnden (W/D of Van Harnden) v. Deans Materials Inc., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Shasta County
Judge: Hon. Stephen Baker
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death for Asbestosis, Pleural Disease – Career Ceiling Installer/Drywaller – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $368,000 as to all defendants
November/December 2016

Frank Digrande v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Alameda County
Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Personal Injury for Asbestosis, Pleural Disease – Career Carpenter/Pipefitter – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $68,000 as to all defendants
October 2016

Clifton Ferreira v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Solano County
Judge: Hon. Paul Beeman
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Personal Injury for Colon Cancer, Asbestosis, Pleural Disease – Career Laborer/Pipefitter – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $325,000 as to all defendants
June/July 2016

Earlean Harris et al., v Pacific Bell Telephone Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Solano County
Judge: Hon. Paul Beeman
Role: 2nd Chair
Trial Type: Personal Injury /Wrongful Death for Lung Cancer, Asbestosis -Career Pipefitter – Asbestos Cement Pipe/Telephone Conduit – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during plaintiff’s case in chief in excess of $700,000 as to all case defendants.
May-June 2016

Norma Murray et al., v. Amcord Inc. et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Trial Type: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death for Mesothelioma – Career Lather – exposures to insulation – stucco/plaster – transite pipe – fireproofing – plastic cement – joint compounds – floor tiles -putty -brakes – clutches – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved after Motions in Limine were argued in excess of $930,000 as to all case defendants
May 2016

John Pelleritti v. Dinwiddie Construction Co., Golden Gate Drywall Co., et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco
Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
Role: 2nd Chair with Gilbert Purcell
Trial Type: Personal Injury for Colon Cancer – Retired Boiler Tender – Government Shipyards/Hunters Point Naval Shipyard/Construction – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved at trial after Evidence Code Section 402 hearings on Colon Cancer causation by asbestos in excess of $500,000 as to all case defendants
Feb-Mar 2016

Nikki Pooshs v. Philip Morris USA, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
United States District Court: Northern District of California – Oakland Division
Judge: Hon. Phyllis J. Hamilton, United States District Judge
Role: 2nd Chair with Gilbert Purcell
Trial Type: Strict Liability Failure to Warn – Pre-1969 Labelling Act; Negligent Failure to Warn – Pre-1969 Labeling Act; Concealment Pre-1988 California Immunity Period – Living Lung Cancer – Adenocarcinoma.
Verdict for Defendants Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company as to Medical Causation – Appeal (Third) to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Case resolved as to all other case defendants prior to trial.
5 weeks, Jan-Feb 2016

2015

Ronald Buck and Teri Buck, vs. Eaton Corporation, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: County of Shasta
Judge: Hon. Monica Marlow
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Personal Injury for Asbestosis – Simpson Paper Mill Worker – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved after jury selection, in excess of $75,000 as to all case defendants
October 2015

Brayton Purcell LLP v. Mary Jo Jones and Theresa Jones-Cook
Civil Bench Trial
Superior Court: San Francisco County
Judge: James A. Robertson II
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Interpleader Action (Determining Distribution of Settlement Funds)
Verdicts: Cost awarded and funds Judgment entered
Trial Length: 1 Day

James Thomas v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Union Carbide Corporation, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Alameda County
Judge: Hon. Julia Spain
Role: Co-Chair with James Nevin
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 as to all defendants
2 Weeks, April 2015

Norman Ward v. Dean Materials Inc., et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court:  Shasta, CA
Judge: William Gallagher
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis – Laborer- Heavy Equipment Operator – Carpenter – Ceiling Tile Installer – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved prior to jury selection, in excess of $50,000 as to all case defendants
March 2015

Kari Martin, et. al., v. Kaiser Gypsum, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Butte County, CA
Judge: Stephen E. Benson
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Lung Cancer – Lather – Plasterer – Drywall Hanger – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved during jury selection, in excess of $200,000 as to all case defendants
March  2015

Duane Erickson v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, et. al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court:  Shasta, CA
Judge:  Monica Marlow
Role: 1st Chair
Trial Type: Personal Injury – Asbestosis – Millright – Negligence and Products Liability
Case resolved prior to trial.
March 2015

2014

Damon & Sondra Leeper v. Certainteed Corporation; TIMEC; et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Alameda County (Pleasanton Branch)
Judge: Hon. Julia Spain
Role: 2nd Chair with Gilbert Purcell
Trial Type: Retired Plumber/Welder – Mesothelioma – Negligence/Products Liability – Loss of Consortium
Case resolved as to all case defendants at the conclusion of Plaintiffs’ case in chief in excess of $7,000,000
Nov-Dec 2014

Raymond & Carol Byrum v. BorgWarner Morse TEC Inc. et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Superior Court: Los Angeles County – Long Beach Branch
Judge: Hon. Peter Mirich
Role: 2nd Chair with Gilbert Purcell
Trial Type: Products Liability and Negligence – retired welder with lung cancer
Case resolved as to all defendants at start of jury selection in excess of $350,000.
Aug 2014

Tajie Major v. Lorillard Tobacco Company, et al.
Civil Jury Trial
Los Angeles Superior Court
Judge: Hon. Amy Hogue – Dept 322
Role: 2nd Chair with Gilbert Purcell
Trial Type: Wrongful Death – Product liability/Negligence – Lung Cancer from using Kent and Newport brand cigarettes
Verdict: $17,736,700 (Jury Poll 12-0)
June/July 2014