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Plaintiff contended that he developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a result of occupational exposure to toxic chemicals while working as a carpenter, set-builder, and prop-maker at various employment locations between 1978 and 2009. Plaintiff dismissed three P&S Clients: a manufacturer of acetone; a manufacturer of paint thinner; and a manufacturer of lubricant for a waiver of costs.
Obtained Favorable Ruling
Obtained summary judgment in favor of employer, and successfully defended appeal in a state court action for "whistleblower" retaliation and wrongful termination.
Plaintiff alleged that he sustained injuries to his left hand while attempting to fix a fastening tool specifically designed for overhead applications. Plaintiff dismissed P&S client for a mutual waiver of costs following mediation.
Plaintiff contended that he developed toxic encephalopathy as a result of inhaling chemical fumes on 2007 a property in West Hollywood CA. P&S negotiated a confidential resolution on behalf of P&S client, a manufacturer of waterproof coatings.
Successfully Resolved Claims
Successfully resolved claims for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination in violation of public policy brought by multiple plaintiffs against small, closely held corporation, on claims with clear liability, at early mediation prior to disclosure of potential insurance coverage.
Multiple plaintiffs alleged that they sustained silicosis as a result of exposure to silica and silica containing products during their employment as laborers for various Northern California employers. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S client for a mutual waiver of costs after discovery affirmed lack of product identification.
Plaintiff alleged that he sustained asbestosis from exposure to asbestos and asbestos containing products while serving as an engineer in the U.S. Navy. Plaintiff dismissed P&S client for a mutual waiver of costs.
Negotiated Early Settlement
Negotiated early settlement on claim brought by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for racial discrimination and wrongful termination with clear liability, avoiding excessive costs of defense.
Plaintiff contended that he developed acute myelogenous leukemia, with trisomy 8, as a result of occupational exposure to toxic chemicals while working as a lithographic printer between 1984 and 1990. Plaintiff dismissed P&S Client, a manufacturer of naptha, lacquer thinner and boiled linseed oil, for waiver of costs.
Plaintiffs alleged that their decedent developed mesothelioma as a result of bystander exposure to asbestos through her father who was an electrician. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S Client, a manufacturer of wire, for a mutual waiver of costs.
Reduced Monies Owed
Plaintiff, a nurse, alleged that she sustained thyroid cancer as a result of exposure to radiation from operating an x-ray machine. Plaintiff settled with P&S client, a manufacturer of the x-ray machine, for a de minimis amount.
Reduced Monies Owed
Plaintiffs contend that 62-year-old decedent sustained myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) as a result of exposures to benzene during his 34-year employment as a truck mechanic. Plaintiffs settled with P&S Client, a manufacturer of thinner and paint products, for a de minimis amount.