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  • 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
    Plaintiff alleged she sustained chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis and interstitial lung disease as a result of occupational exposures to various chemicals and machinery while working as a laborer at a food manufacturing company. Plaintiff dismissed P&S client, a manufacturer of lubrications and cleaners, 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. Plaintiffs were represented by Rafael Metzger of the Metzger Law Group. (Molina v. PRL Glass Systems, Inc. et al LASC BC611416 / BC301736 February 2021)

  • Obtained Defense Verdict at Trial

    Plaintiff alleged she was rear-ended on the freeway by a vehicle driven by an employee of P&S client during the course and scope of his employment. Plaintiff’s initial demand to defendants was for $2 million.

    Physical injuries included neck, back, and shoulders. Underwent shoulder surgery.

    P&S obtained a defense verdict at trial.
  • Gerardo Orozco et al. v. Jose Ignacio Guzman, et al. (Guzman Transport LLC) (LASC: BC635587)

    Plaintiffs, Gerardo Orozco, Lissette Lopez, and Eva Bautista (“Plaintiffs”) filed suit for personal injury and property damage as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving Plaintiffs and Defendant Jose Ignacio Guzman, and his trucking company, Guzman Transport LLC (collectively “Defendants”). The accident occurred on July 22, 2015, on the 5 fwy Northbound in the City of Burbank, CA.

    Plaintiff Gerardo Orozco: $14,000.00.

    Plaintiff Lissette Lopez: $7,500.00.

    Plaintiff Eva Bautista: $8,500.00.

  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiffs alleged that their decedent developed mesothelioma as as result of occupational exposure to asbestos-containing products during his service in the navy between 1964 and 1968. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S Client, a manufacturer of wire, for a mutual waiver of costs, after P&S filed a Forum Non Conveniens motion.
  • Successful Defense Verdict
    P&S obtained a defense verdict on behalf of P&S client, a light manufacturer. In the underlying matter, plaintiffs sought damages on behalf of their decedent who was electrocuted while working on the grounds of a landfill. The jury determined no defective design in light fixture, nor was the light fixture a substantial factor.
     
  • Successful Representation
    200 plaintiffs allege that they sustained various respiratory injuries and forms of cancer as a result of occupational exposure to silica, and other carcinogenic compounds and metals, while working at Price Pfister, Inc. The trial court sustained, without leave to amend, a demurrer based upon statute of limitations, filed on behalf of P&S client, a manufacturer of various chemical products.
     
  • Successful Defense Verdict
    Plaintiff alleged that he sustained lung disease (interstitial pulmonary fibrosis) as a result of occupational exposure to respiratory particulates while working in an automotive repair body shop. A jury returned a defense verdict on behalf of P&S client, a manufacturer of automotive sprays and adhesives.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiffs allege that their decedent died from complications arising from mesothelioma, as a result of alleged exposure to asbestos containing products during his career. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S Client, a distributor of thermal products, for a waiver of costs.
  • Obtained Dismissal
    In claim filed by employee with Retaliation Complaint Unit of California Department of Industrial Relations against non-profit organization, obtained dismissal of all claims prior to hearing.
     
  • State Farm General Insurance Co. v. Philips Electronics North America Corp.
    Obtained dismissal for a waiver of costs on behalf of manufacturer of electrical power strip where plaintiff filed a subrogation claim to recover costs relating to a fire. (State Farm General Insurance Co. v. Philips Electronics North America Corp. (Case No. NC043779.)