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  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff contended that he developed metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) as result of occupational exposures to benzene while working as a lamp assembler between 1998 and 2009. Plaintiff dismissed P&S Client. a manufacturer of adhesives, for a waiver of costs.
     
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff alleged he developed chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis as a result of occupational exposures to various metal products while working as a welder and laborer. Plaintiff dismissed two P&S clients, a supplier of tractor-trailer parts, and a supplier of welding wires for a mutual waiver of costs.
  • Defense Motion for Summary Judgment Granted and Upheld on Appeal for firm client.

    Plaintiffs were the surviving family members of an individual who died of interstitial lung disease. They alleged that Decedent died from occupational exposure to hazardous substances, including finished glass products manufactured by our clients. The trial court ruled that Plaintiffs’ argument was flawed because there was no evidence that our clients’ products were manipulated in such a way to create a hazardous release of particulates resulting in the ability to cause injury. Plaintiffs appealed the trial court ruling, but the appeal was denied. The defendants were represented by John Shaffery and Jason Benkner of Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP. Plaintiffs were represented by Rafael Metzger of the Metzger Law Group. (Molina v. PRL Glass Systems, Inc. et al LASC BC611416 / BC301736 February 2021)

  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff alleged that he contracted an asbestos-related disease as a result of occupational exposure to asbestos during his employment as an insulator between 1956 and 2007. Plaintiff dismissed P&S Client, a manufacturer of fibrous adhesive, for a mutual waiver of costs.
     
  • Nonsuit Granted
    Plaintiff alleged that he developed peritoneal mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing products while developing and supervising the construction of various apartment complexes from 1962 to 1975. P&S represented a plastering contractor who Plaintiff alleged exposed him to asbestos-containing drywall and plastering materials. After a successful motion for summary adjudication, P&S filed several motions in limine that led to the exclusion of certain California regulations that Plaintiff intended to use to establish that P&S’ client owed him a heightened duty of care. Without being able to make reference to the regulation, or otherwise present evidence that P&S’ client failed to act in a reasonable manner, P&S moved for nonsuit at the end of Plaintiff’s case-in-chief. The Court, finding that Plaintiff had failed to present any evidence or make an adequate legal showing to prove a prima facie case against P&S’ client, granted the nonsuit.
  • Successful Representation
    Plaintiff contended that he sustained interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (lung disease) as a result of occupational exposures to metal respiratory irritants when he worked at a metal fabricating facility between 1978 and October 2007. The trial court sustained a demurrer by P&S Client, a supplier of raw metal, without leave to amend.
  • In re Juan Andres (Ride Well Global)

    Claimant alleged he was injured as a result of a MVA on 11/5/2015.

    Settled for $85,000.00
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiffs alleged that Mr. Mikhaiel developed mesothelioma as a result of occupational exposures to asbestos while working as an appliance repairman at several locations throughout Southern California. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S clients, appliance manufacturers, for a mutual waiver of costs.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiffs claimed that their decedent contracted asbestosis and pleural plaques as a result of occupational to asbestos-containing products while employed as an insulator between 1960 and 1996. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S Client, a manufacturer of fibrous adhesive, for a mutual waiver of costs.
  • Obtained Defense Verdict at Trial

    Plaintiffs alleged a vehicle owned and driven by P&S’ client struck Plaintiffs’ vehicle, which was driven by a non-party. The collision occurred because P&S client struck a tractor (which was operating without roper lighting) causing P&S client to veer into the oncoming traffic lane and collide with Plaintiffs’ vehicle. Within minutes of the impact, another individual drove through the debris field and the driver lost control and became unconscious.

    Physical injuries including neck, back, shoulders, arms, wrists, legs, thighs, knees, face (bruising), whiplash, and intestinal bruising. Cognitive injuries including concussion, memory loss, loss of balance, and headaches.

    P&S obtained a defense verdict at trial.

  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiffs alleged that decedent developed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) from exposure to benzene and benzene containing products while working as a tool & die maker. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S’s four clients for mutual waivers of costs after discovery affirmed lack of product identification and doubtful causation.
  • Aurora Gomez v. Dion Tingley, et al. (Hoddger Tours dba Gold Coast) (LASC: BC582160)
    Plaintiff alleged that on 5/14/14, she was struck by a bus driven by Dion Tingley. Settled for $45,000.00.