May 24, 2004

Waters & Kraus asbestos verdicts

A Google search afternoon for Waters & Kraus asbestos verdicts ended up at my site. Of course, they only show you the victories. Courtesy of John at VerdictSearch, here's what I found.

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3/12/2004n/a Verdict-DefendantProducts Liability; Asbestos, Toxic Torts - AsbestosRobert Crowley and Ann Crowley v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc.Dallas County District Court, 95thTX Plaintiff Robert Crowley, 58, a former construction worker, learned that he had contracted mesothelioma in 2002. Crowley had worked in a variety of plants over his work life, including a Massechussets...
2/2/2004n/a Verdict-DefendantToxic Torts; Asbestos, Products Liability - AsbestosCharles Richard Keefe and Kathleen Keefe v. CertainTeed Corporation, Capco Pipe Company, Kaiser Gypsum, Bondex International, Inc., The Flintkote Company and Georgia-Pacific CorporationTarrant County District Court, 96thTX In 2001, plaintiff Charles Keefe learned that he had peritoneal mesothelioma. His father had worked at a variety of industrial and commercial sites where he was exposed to asbestos fibers between 193...
7/21/2003$7,500,000.00 SettlementToxic Torts; Asbestos Jo-Etta Richardson, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Austin Richardson, deceased, Aaron Austin Richardson, Danielle Richardson, a minor, and Bobby Sue Landry v. Du Pont, Carlock Gaskets, Georgia Pacific, Goodrich, KCG, and Texaco CorporationOrange County District Court, 128thTX Plaintiffs' decedent Austin Richardson, 50, worked in a variety of industrial plants as a welder and a shipfitter from the late 1960s and into the 1980s. During that time he was exposed to asbestos pr...
6/27/2003n/a Verdict-DefendantProducts Liability; Asbestos Jessie Clancy, Dana Clancy, Ismael DeLeon and Ray DeLeon v. Kelly Moore Paint Company and Sherwin Williams CompanyTarrant County District Court, 67thTX Plaintiffs Jesse Clancy, 62, a paint contractor, and Ismael DeLeon, 72, a retired drywaller, worked with paint products produced by Kelly Moore Paint Company of San Carlos, Calif. and Sherwin Williams...
4/14/2003n/a Verdict-DefendantProducts Liability; Asbestos Pamela Ward, individually and as Personal Representative of the Heirs and Estate of Jimmy Ward, Deceased, Morgan Ward and Michael Ward v. BP Amoco Corporation, Garlock Sealing Technologies L.L.C.Montgomery County District Court, 9thTX The plaintiffs' decedent, Jimmy Ward, 53, was an employee of BP Amoco Corp. from 1968 to 1993. Until the late 1970s , he worked as a roustabout, performing a variety of jobs at Amoco-Old Ocean, a refi...
10/31/2002$2,749,130.00 Verdict-PlaintiffAsbestos; Product Liability, Products, Negligence, Malice, Punitive DamagesWade Freeman, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Heirs and Estate of Jerry Freeman, Deceased; Kevin Freeman and Lynette Freeman v. Quigley Company, Inc., et al.Dallas County Court at Law No. 2 TX In August 2000, Jerry Freeman was diagnosed with mesothelioma. He died of the disease in April 2001, at the age of 62. His estate and three adult children, as plaintiffs, alleged that he had developed...
7/25/2002n/a Verdict-DefendantAsbestos; Wrongful Death, ProductsRobert Dalbec, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Heirs and Estate of Margaret Dalbec, Deceased v. Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.Hunt County District Court, 354thTX A lawsuit claiming that exposure to a joint compound caused a Duluth, Minn., housewife's mesothelioma has resulted in a defense verdict for manufacturer Kelly-Moore Paint Co. The estate of Margaret ...
6/13/2002n/a Verdict-DefendantAsbestos Thomas Love and Janet Love v. Kelly-Moore Paint Company Inc. Orange County District Court, 163rdTX An Orange County jury on June 13 found a paint manufacturer not liable for a dry waller''s mesothelioma. Thomas Love worked as a dry waller for 30 years. Love alleged that, in that time, he was exp...
6/11/2002$1,700,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffToxic Tort; Wrongful Death, MaliceLavell Moore, Individually and As Personal Representative of the Heirs and the Estate of Willie Moore, Deceased, and Lance Moore and Lanita Moore v. Brown & Root Inc. n/k/a Kellogg Brown & Root Inc.Angelina County District Court, 159thTX An Agelina County jury awarded $1.7 million to the family of a man who contracted mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos-containing products at a paper mill. However defense counsel contends tha...
6/10/2002$1,710,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffAsbestos; Wrongful Death, Gross NegligenceLavelle Moore, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Heirs and Estate of Willie Moore, Deceased v. Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.Angelina County District Court, 217thTX For the fourth time in less than two years, Brown & Root was found grossly negligent in a death due to asbestos exposure. An Agelina County jury awarded $1.71 million to the family of a man who contra...
4/30/2002$5,550,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffAsbestos; Wrongful Death, Negligence, Gross NegligencePatti Kilough, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Heirs and Estate of Herrel Wayne Kilough, Deceased v. Brown & Root, Inc. n/k/a Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.; Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. f/k/a Brown & Root, Inc.; Brown & Root I, Inc. n/k/a Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. and Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.Harris County District Court, 127thTX After two weeks of trial, a Harris County jury returned a verdict against Brown & Root saying the company acted with conscious indifference to the rights, safety and welfare of its employees for faili...
1/29/2002n/a SettlementAsbestos; Products, MaliceJudy Radtke, individually and as representative of heirs of the estate of William Radtke, deceased v. Able Supply Co., et al.Travis County District Court, 126thTX The family and estate of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer after years of alleged asbestos exposure as a drywaller settled the last of their claims in Travis County against a manufacturer for ...
1/24/2002n/a SettlementAsbestos; Products, MaliceOlivia W. Greer, individually and as personal representative of the heirs and estate of Lewis R. Greer, deceased; Collen Joyce Long, individually; and Pamela Hooper, as personal representative of the heirs and estate of Elmer M. Long, deceased v. Able Supply Co., et al.Travis County District Court, 126thTX The families and estates of two men who died of lung cancer after years of alleged asbestos exposure in their drywalling work settled the last of their claims in a Travis County case on for an undiscl...
11/8/2001$3,022,500.00 Verdict-PlaintiffAsbestos; Products, Wrongful Death, SurvivalDorothy A. Lehmann, et al. v. Able Supply Co., et al.Milam County District Court, 20thTX A Milam County jury awarded more than $3 million for injuries that resulted from three men's exposure to asbestos. The trial was designated 26,342B and included four plaintiffs and one defendant. Th...
10/23/2001$2,819,320.00 SettlementProducts; Negligence, Gross Negligence, AsbestosMervyn Skinner and Rosalie Skinner vs. Burns International Services Corporation f/k/a Borg-Warner Corp., Georgia-Pacific Corp., and Honeywell International as successor-in-interest to BendixTravis County District Court, 353rdTX In December 1998, Mervyn Skinner was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by asbestos exposure. Skinner, who was 65 by the time of trial, worked part-time for Shearer...
10/15/2001n/a Verdict-DefendantAsbestos; Products, Wrongful Death, SurvivalJacqueline Cichocki, et al. v. Dana Corp., Dresser Industries, individually and as successor-in-interest to Harbison-Walker Refractories Co., and Owens-Illinois, Inc.El Paso County Court at Law No. 3 TX In the fall of 2000, Theodore Cichocki was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. He worked at Inland Steel in east Chicago for 40 years, from 1952 to 1992, and claimed tha...
8/30/2001$3,100,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffAsbestos; Products Henry Plummer and Eula Plummer. v. ACandS, Inc. and GarlockDallas County District Court, 160thTX Plummer served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 through 1977 as a machinist mate aboard numerous vessels and submarines where he was exposed to asbestos on a daily basis. In 1999, he was diagnosed with pleu...
8/28/2001$5,250,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffAsbestos; Products, Wrongful Death (Any WD Case), Survival, Negligence, Gross NegligenceImogene Harrison, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Harvey Harrison, Debra Grimes, and Linda McClure v. ACandS, Inc.Travis County District Court, 98thTX The plaintiffs claimed decedent was exposed to asbestos while he worked as a maintenance mechanic for 26 years at Lubbock Power & Lighting Co. in Lubbock. He was diagnosed with fatal mesothelioma in S...
8/21/2001$11,100,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffAsbestos; Malice, Punitive Damages, ProductsRobert Hutchison and Joyce Hutchison v. Combustion Engineering, Inc., and Owens Illinois Inc.Nolan County District Court, 32ndTX A Nolan County jury awarded a retired insulator-helper and his wife $11.1 million, including $6 million in punitive damages, for mesothelioma that he allegedly contracted as a result of exposure to as...
7/31/2001$6,102,222.00 Verdict-PlaintiffAsbestos; Toxic Tort, Products, NegligenceJoseph Breaux and Deane Breaux v. North American Refractories Company Dallas County District Court, 162ndTX Joseph Breaux worked as a pipe fitter and welder, and from 1966 until 1973, was exposed to asbestos insulation products at the Avondale Shipyard and on oil drilling platforms at industrial sites throu...
7/27/2001$725,000.00 Verdict-MixedToxic Tort; Asbestos, Wrongful Death (Any WD Case), Survival, Negligence, Punitive DamagesNancy Moore, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Heirs and Estate of Robert Moore, Laura Aslin, Mary Harwell, Margo Knutson, Kristi Lee, Robert Lee Moore, Jr., Karen Lacewell, and Jeri Wood v. Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation and Brown & Root, Inc.Morris County District Court, 76thTX Robert Moore worked at the Lonestar Ammunition plant in Lone Star, Texas from 1967 to 1969. He also worked at the Lonestar Steel facility from 1977 to 1985. While working at Lonestar Steel, Moore was ...
6/29/2001$1,000,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffAsbestos; Products, Negligence, Gross Negligence, Punitive DamagesBoyce Innerarity and Carole Innerarity v. ACandS, Inc., et al.Dallas County Court at Law No. 1 TX Boyce Innerarity and his wife, Carole, both retired and in their 70s, brought suit last year against a number of manufacturers of and companies using insulation containing asbestos. Innerarity had wor...
5/30/2001n/a Verdict-DefendantProduct Liability; Toxic Tort, Wrongful Death (Any WD Case), Gross Negligence, AsbestosDonald Gilbreath, as personal representative of the heirs of LoyPeteGilbreath, deceased, and Larkin Orsburn, as personal representative of the heirs of Jerry Dale Orsburn, deceased v. AK Steel Corporation, formerly known as Armco, Inc.Cooke County District Court, 235thTX The two men worked for more than 25 years using asbestos products to produce machined parts for the oil drilling industry. When they became ill and died, their estates pursued claims against their emp...
3/5/2001n/a Verdict-DefendantToxic Tort; Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death Agripina Saenz as Personal Representative of the Estate of Rafael Saenz, Mike Jimenez and Elvia Jimenez v. Owens-Illinois, Inc., Kaiser Aluminum and North American Refractories CompanyNueces County District Court, 319thTX ...
1/1/2001$4,010,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffToxic Tort; Asbestos, Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death, NegligenceShearon Shelton vs. Brown & Root Smitth County District Court, 241stTX ...
8/14/2000$5,425,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffToxic Tort; Negligence, Medical Malpractice - Wrongful DeathVickie Looman, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Heirs and Estate of Robert Looman vs. Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical CorporationGregg County District Court, 124thTX ...
3/27/2000n/a Verdict-DefendantToxic Tort; Asbestos Gwendolyn Grey Luce, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Heirs and Estate of Robert Thomas Luce, Deceased vs. AC&S, Inc., et al.Milam County District Court, 20thTX ...
2/14/2000$19,300,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffToxic Tort; Gross Negligence, Wrongful DeathGlenda Durham, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Heirs and Estate of Robert Lee Durham, deceased, et al. vs. Able Supply, Inc., et al.Gregg County District Court, 124thTX ...
6/14/1999$340,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffToxic Tort Charlene Hardwick, Individually and As Representative of the Estate of John Dwight Hardwick and John Dwight Hardwick, Jr. vs. Owens-Illinois and Guard Line, Inc.Cass County District Court, 5thTX ...
5/24/1999n/a Verdict-DefendantToxic Tort; Asbestos, ProductsJessie Monroe Riggs vs. Pittsburgh Corning Corporation Grayson County District Court, 15thTX ...
1/25/1999$100,000.00 Verdict-PlaintiffToxic Tort; Negligence, Product LiabilityPhillip Bartlett vs. Pittsburgh Corning Corporation Orange County District Court, 163rdTX ...
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