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  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff alleged that he sustained cancer from work-related exposure to various chemical products that contained benzene and other toxins. Plaintiff dismissed P&S clients with prejudice for a mutual waiver of costs.
     
  • Kristina Turpin v. Brandon L. Fox, et al. (Tool of North America, Galpin Motors) (LASC: BC623120)
    On January 18, 2016, an auto collision occurred between Plaintiff, Kristina Turpin, and Defendant, Brandon Fox, who was driving a vehicle owned by Defendant Galpin Motors, Inc. dba Galpin Ford Studio Rentals and Tool of North America, LLC.

    Initially demanded $200,000.

    Settled for $57,500.00.

  • Mark Carter v. T.C. Construction Company, Inc. (HDR Engineering, Inc.) (LASC: BC604112)

    Plaintiff Carter, a disabled person, was walking on the shoulder of Woodside Avenue in Lakeside, CA on April 9, 2015, near a construction site operated by T.C. Construction. A trailer attached to a truck driven by defendant Scott Wyckoff struck plaintiff as he was walking by.

    Globally settled for $500,000

  • Maxton v. Western States Metals
    Published opinion by the Court of Appeal establishing the availability of the component parts doctrine in California, which provides that the manufacturer of a component part is not liable for injuries caused by the finished product into which the component has been incorporated unless the component itself was defective and caused harm. (Maxton v. Western States Metals (2012) 203 Cal.App.4th 81 [136 Cal.Rptr.3d 630].)
  • Obtained Favorable Ruling
    Obtained summary judgment in favor of employer in action brought by two former employees who alleged that they had been terminated for reasons that violated public policy.
     
  • Obtained Favorable Ruling
    Plaintiffs allegedly developed bronchiolitis obliterans (a type of chronic lung disease) as a result of occupational exposures to diacetyl and a diacetyl substitute, acetyl propionyl (2,3- pentanedione). Judgment was entered in favor of P&S's client after the court granted P&S's motion for summary judgment.
  • Successful Representation
    (Alamada Super Ct. No. RG15796166): On December 11, 2017, a jury reached a $22,170,000 verdict on behalf of Plaintiff Cheryl Booker, and against defendants Vanderbilt Minerals LLC and Imerys Talc America. Plaintiff alleged that decedent Richard Booker, a decades-long employee in the paint-manufacturing industry, was occupationally exposed to asbestos contaminated talc products that were marketed specifically to his paint, cosmetic and ceramics industry. Plaintiffs further alleged that defendants failed to disclose that their products contained asbestos, and that they affirmatively assured their clients to the contrary. Plaintiff was represented by Joseph Satterly of Kazan Mclain, Satterly & Greenwood. Defendant Vanderbilt was represented by Dehay & Elliston LLP. Defendant Imerys was represented by Alston & Bird LLP.
  • Obtained Favorable Ruling
    Plaintiff alleged he developed bronchiolitis obliterans as a result of occupational exposures to diacetyl and acetyl propionyl while working as a compounder at a flavor manufacturing company. P&S represented a manufacturer of acetyl propionyl. Appellate writ granted and trial court ordered to grant summary judgment in favor of P&S client.
     
  • Reduced Monies Owed
    Plaintiff alleged that he sustained acute myelogenous leukemia as a result of occupational exposure to benzene-containing printing products during the course of his employment as a lithographic printer. Plaintiff settled with P&S Client, a manufacturer of chemical products used to clean rollers, for a de minimis amount.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff contends that he developed kidney disease as a result of occupational exposures to benzene while working as roustabout at two oil production facilities between 1980 and 2007. Plaintiffs dismissed two P&S clients: a manufacturer and distributor of abrasive blasting material; and a manufacturer of chemical solvent for a waiver of costs.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff alleges that she sustained a metal-induced lung injury as a result of inhaling metallic particles during her employment at HVAC supply store in Bakersfield, California, between March 1989 and August 2004. Plaintiffs dismissed three P&S clients: a manufacturer of lubricant; a manufacturer of brazing and soldering alloy; and a manufacturer of metal pipes for a waiver of costs.
  • Successful Defense
    Obtained summary judgment in case involving a dispute over ownership of a California vineyard and winery.