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Plaintiff alleged that he developed asbestosis as a result of occupational exposure to asbestos-containing products during his employment as a laborer and insulator between 1969 and the 1980's. Plaintiff dismissed P&S client, a manufacturer of fibrous adhesive, for a mutual waiver of costs after P&S filed a Motion for Undertaking of Costs.
Plaintiffs alleged their decedent developed acute myelogenous leukemia as a result of occupational exposures to benzene while working as a printer. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S client, manufacturer of inks, for a mutual waiver of costs.
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.
Plaintiff alleged that he developed mesothelioma as a result of occupational exposure to asbestos-containing products during his employment as janitor between the 1960s and 1980s. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S Client, a manufacturer of boilers, for a mutual waiver of costs.
Obtained Favorable Ruling
Plaintiffs contended that decedent developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma (large B-cell lymphoma) as a result of exposures to benzene as a vehicle inspections officer with the California Highway Patrol between 1984 and 2009. Trial court sustained, without leave to amend, P&S Client, a manufacturer of a brakes and parts cleaner, demurrer on statute of limitations grounds (on appeal).
Plaintiffs alleged that their decedent sustained interstitial pulmonary fibrosis as a result of exposure to various respiratory particulates, including silica, sand, metal, and chemical products, while employed at a light pole production facility between 1973 and 2008. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S Client, a supplier of cement dyes, for a waiver of costs.
Plaintiffs alleged that their decedent died of mesothelioma due to his exposure to asbestos containing products while he served in the U.S. Navy. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S client for mutual waiver of costs after P&S insisted that plaintiffs comply with district court general orders in identifying particular witnesses against P&S client.
Plaintiff contended that he developed small cell lymphocytic lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) as a result of occupational exposures to benzene when he operated a screen printing business between 1991 and 2000. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S Clien, a manufacturer of paint thinner, lacquer thinner, and acetone for a de minimis payment.
Pierson v. Philips Medical Systems (July 19, 2011, B221488) [nonpub. opn.]
Affirmed summary judgment in favor of P&S client in a product liability/medical device matter after P&S demonstrated a lack of evidence supporting Plaintiff’s claims.
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.
Plaintiff brought a subrogation claim for damages paid to insured and third parties in connection with a soybean oil spill in the Long Beach area. Plaintiff alleged that P&S client was negligent as the distributor of the soybean oil. Plaintiff dismissed P&S client for a mutual waiver of costs after it was shown plaintiff would not be likely to prove negligence at trial.
Plaintiff alleged that he contracted pleural plaques and pleural thickening from exposure to asbestos and asbestos containing products while working at various land-based employment locations. Plaintiff dismissed P&S client for a mutual waiver of costs based upon P&S filed a motion for summary judgment.