Mesothelioma Law
 
United States of America v. Mark Sawyer, Newell Lynn Smith, Eric Gruenberg and Milto DiSanti

GREENEVILLE, TN - U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer sentenced five people to prison terms in federal court in Greeneville, Tennessee, for conspiring to commit Clean Air Act offenses in connection with the illegal removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials at the former Liberty Fibers Plant in Hamblen County, Tennessee the Justice Department announced. A&E Salvage had purchased the pla... More...   $0 (02-19-2015 - )

Bonnie Izell v. Union Carbide Corporation

Union Carbide Corporation appeals from a judgment entered in favor of Plaintiffs Bobbie Izell and Helen Izell on claims for personal injuries and loss of consortium stemming from Mr. Izell’s alleged exposure to Union Carbide asbestos and subsequent diagnosis with mesothelioma. After a four-week trial the jury returned special verdicts finding Union Carbide 65 percent comparatively at fault for P... More...   $0 (11-21-2014 - CA)

Rose Marie Ganoe v./ Metalclad Insulation Corporation

The plaintiffs Rose Marie Ganoe et al.1 appeal the trial court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of the defendant Metalclad Insulation Corporation (Metalclad). The decedent in this wrongful death action was diagnosed with mesothelioma and sued multiple corporate defendants for exposing him to asbestos at his workplace. Metalclad moved for summary judgment based on (1) the plaintiffs’ ... More...   $0 (07-21-2014 - CA)

Joshua Haver v. BNSE Railway Co.

Relying on the holding in Campbell v. Ford Motor Co. (2012) 206 Cal.App.4th 15 (Campbell), the trial court sustained a demurrer without leave to amend in a wrongful death action based on premises liability brought by the survivors of a woman who died of mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos from her husband’s work clothes. The survivors argue that Campbell is distinguishable on its fa... More...   $0 (06-23-2014 - CA)

Robert Bush and Talitha Bush v. Cushing Lumber Co., et al.

PLAINTIFFS’ ORIGINAL PETITION

COMES NOW the Plaintiffs, ROBERT BUSH and TALITHA BUSH, and for their Petition against the Defendants, allege and state as follows:

I.

PARTIES, JURISDICTION AND VENUE

1. Plaintiffs are, and at all times herein mentioned have been, residents of the City of Cushing, Payne County, State of Oklahoma.

2. The damages sought by ... More...
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Estate of Henry Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc.

This case requires us to once again consider the district court’s admission of expert testimony at trial. We review the admission of expert testimony at trial for an abuse of discretion. Primiano v. Cook, 598 F.3d 558, 563 (9th Cir. 2010). If the district court improperly admitted the expert testimony, we apply harmless error review to determine whether its decision must be reversed. United Stat... More...   $0 (01-15-2014 - WA)

William Pfeifer v. John Crane, Inc.

William and Anne Pfeifer asserted claims for negligence, strict liability, and loss of consortium against John Crane, Inc. (JCI), alleging that its asbestos-laden products caused William Pfeifer’s mesothelioma. During the trial, the court rejected JCI’s proffered instructions regarding its “sophisticated user” defense, and directed a verdict on the defense. After the jury returned a verdic... More...   $0 (11-30-2013 - CA)

Anne Pfeifer v. John Crane, Inc.

William and Anne Pfeifer asserted claims for negligence, strict liability, and loss of consortium against John Crane, Inc. (JCI), alleging that its asbestos-laden products caused William Pfeifer’s mesothelioma. During the trial, the court rejected JCI’s proffered instructions regarding its “sophisticated user” defense, and directed a verdict on the defense. After the jury returned a verdic... More...   $0 (11-03-2013 - CA)

Richard Cotner v. 3m Company

Richard and Marilyn Cotner sued 3m Company and others claiming:

1. Plaintiffs are, and at all times herein mentioned have been, residents of the City of New Castle, MeClain County, State of Oklahoma.

2. The damages sought by the Plaintiffs, exclusive of interest and costs, exceeds the jurisdictional amount required under 28 U.S.C. § 1332 for diversity jurisdiction.

3. D... More...
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George Donner v. Alcoa, Inc.

George Donner sued Alcoa, Inc., in Missouri state court. Donner alleged he contracted pulmonary fibrosis after working with aluminum for many years and that Alcoa failed to warn him of the dangers associated with the use of its aluminum products. After Alcoa removed the case to federal court, Donner moved to voluntarily dismiss his action. He stated an intention to add his Missouri employer to a n... More...   $0 (03-07-2013 - MO)

Charlotte Hearn v. Kathryn Snapka

Appellant, Charlotte Hearn, challenges the trial court’s entry of a final summary
judgment on her legal malpractice claims against appellee, Kathryn Snapka. In two
issues, appellant argues that the trial court: (1) abused its discretion in striking her
summary judgment evidence; and (2) erred in granting appellee’s motion for summary
judgment. We affirm.

I. BACKGROUND<... More...
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Henry Ruppel v. CBS Corporation

Henry Ruppel filed suit against CBS in Illinois alleging CBS’s predecessor-in-interest, Westinghouse Corporation, caused the mesothelioma from which he currently suffers. Westinghouse had included asbestos in the turbines it supplied to the United States Navy, and Ruppel was allegedly exposed to it during his Naval service and later when he worked on an aircraft carrier as a civilian. CBS remove... More...   $0 (12-04-2012 - IL)

Henry Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc.

AstenJohnson, Inc. (AstenJohnson) and Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. (Scapa), appeal the district court’s entry of judgment in favor of Henry and Geraldine Barabin following a jury trial resolving Henry Barabin’s claim that his mesothelioma was caused by occupational exposure to asbestos. AstenJohnson and Scapa manufactured dryer felts that contained asbestos and that were installed on paper machin... More...   $0 (11-16-2012 - WA)

Delores A. LaParl, Personal Representative of the Estate of William S. LaParl, deceased v. Columbia Trans. Co., et al.

Delores A. LaParl, Personal Representative of the Estate of William S. LaParl, deceased sued Oglebay Norton Company, Columbia Transport Co., Interlake Steamship Company and Pringle Transit Company on products liability theories claiming that Mr. LaParl developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos during his 35-year career as a merchant marine. His condition was diagnosed in July 2006 and died... More...   $3900000 (09-22-2012 - )

Union Carbide Corporation v. William P. Aubin

Union Carbide Corporation (“Union Carbide”) appeals from a final judgment awarding Aubin $6,624,150 in damages on his asbestos-related, products liability claims. Because Aubin failed to present any evidence demonstrating that the defective design of SG-210 Calidria caused Aubin’s harm, peritoneal mesothelioma, we reverse the trial court’s denial of Union Carbide’s motion for a directed ... More...   $0 (08-23-2012 - FL)

Union Carbide Corporation v. Daisey E. Synatzske

Appellant, Union Carbide Corporation (“Union Carbide”), has filed a motion for rehearing and for en banc reconsideration of this Court’s June 30, 2011 opinion.2 A majority of the Court has voted to grant en banc consideration. We withdraw our opinion and judgment of June 30, 2011, and we substitute this opinion and judgment in their place.

In this interlocutory appeal,3 Union Carbid... More...
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Union Carbide Corporation v. William P. Aubin

Union Carbide Corporation (“Union Carbide”) appeals from a final judgment awarding William P. Aubin (“Aubin”) $6,624,150 in damages on his asbestos-related, products liability claims. Because Aubin failed to present any evidence demonstrating that the defective design of SG-210 Calidria caused Aubin’s harm, peritoneal mesothelioma, we reverse the trial court’s denial of Union Carbide... More...   $0 (06-22-2012 - FL)

Patricia Casey v. Perini Corporation

The trial court granted summary judgment to respondent Perini Corporation (Perini),1 resulting in the dismissal of an asbestos action filed against it by appellant Patricia Casey and her late husband John Casey (plaintiffs).2 On appeal, plaintiffs contend that the trial court erred by failing to find that Perini did not meet its initial burden of production of evidence in support of its summary ju... More...   $0 (06-13-2012 - CA)

Sandra Leonard v. John Crane, Inc.

Our law recognizes that when a spouse suffers a personal injury, the marital partner may likewise suffer injury as a consequence. In this case, appellant Sandra Leonard‘s husband, John Leonard, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a progressive and fatal disease related to asbestos exposure. Sandra and John1 were married at the time of his diagnosis, but not at the time of his exposure to asbestos-c... More...   $0 (06-13-2012 - CA)

Fern Barker v. Hennessy Industries, Inc.

The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of defendant and respondent Hennessy Industries, Inc. (Hennessy) on the asbestos-related wrongful death complaint filed by plaintiffs and appellants Fern Barker, James Barker, Carmen Barker and Tamara Worthen (appellants), the widow and surviving children of decedent Richard Barker (Barker). Hennessy manufactured machines Barker had used in his wor... More...   $0 (05-22-2012 - CA)

Rita Bettencourt v. Hennessy Industries, Inc.

These consolidated appeals seek reversal of judgments entered in favor of respondent Hennessy Industries, Inc. (Hennessy).1 Hennessy, the manufacturer of brake shoe grinding machines, is one of a large number of defendants against whom plaintiffs brought personal injury or wrongful death and survival actions. Plaintiffs claimed the use of Hennessy‘s machines to grind asbestos-containing brake li... More...   $0 (05-04-2012 - CA)

University of Maryland Medical Systems Corporation v. Giuseppina Muti

Presented here are claims asserted under the Wrongful Death Statute, Maryland Code (1974, 2006 Repl. Vol.), §§ 3-901 through 3-904 of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article (CJ). The plaintiffs are the widow of the decedent and the adult children of her marriage with the decedent. They did not identify in their complaint, or notify, a stepson whom the decedent had adopted during a prior mar... More...   $0 (05-03-2012 - MD)

Marilyn Davis v. Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation

Plaintiffs and appellants Marilyn Davis, John Davis, Tim Davis, and Jeff Davis appeal from the judgment entered in favor of defendant and respondent Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, after Foster Wheeler's motion for summary judgment was granted. We affirm.

Background

In the 1960's, Ronald Davis (husband to Marilyn and father to the other plaintiffs) worked at the Shell Chemical pla... More...
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Leonard Shields v. Hennessy Industries, Inc.

The plaintiffs in these consolidated actions appeal from judgments on the pleadings in favor of defendant Hennessy Industries, Inc. (Hennessy), the manufacturer of a brake arcing machine. Each of the plaintiffs alleged Hennessy‟s machine was designed and used exclusively for the purpose of shaping, by grinding action, brake linings that were manufactured by others, but contained asbestos fibers ... More...   $0 (04-20-2012 - CA)

Gordon Bankhead v. Arvinmeritor, Inc.

In this asbestos personal injury case, a jury found ArvinMeritor, Inc. (ArvinMeritor) liable to Gordon and Emily Bankhead1 for compensatory and punitive damages. On appeal, ArvinMeritor does not challenge the jury‟s verdicts as to liability or the amount of compensatory damages. It contends only that the trial court erred in declining to reduce the amount of punitive damages awarded by the jury.... More...   $0 (04-19-2012 - CA)

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