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  • Bockrath v. Aldrich Chemical Co., Inc. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 71 [86 Cal.Rptr.2d 846]

    Established the pleading standard for toxic tort cases.

  • Successful Defense
    Successfully negotiated renewed collective bargaining agreement between Orange County manufacturing plant and Teamsters union representatives.
  • Reduced Monies Owed
    Plaintiff alleged that he sustained silicosis and interstitial pulmonary fibrosis as a result of exposures to silica dust particles while working at a metal casting facility between 1973 and 2003. Plaintiff settled with P&S Client, a manufacturer of silica flour, for a de minimis amount.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff alleged that he developed bronchiolitis obliterans, as a result of occupational exposure to toxic chemicals during his employment as a compounder and mixer between 1986 and 2012. Case dismissed against P&S client, a distributor of aroma chemicals after P&S successfully quashed service of summons.
  • Successful Defense

    Successfully argued case before Supreme Court of California obtaining reversal of Court of Appeal decision imposing liability on official for failing to complete rulemaking by deadline imposed by statute.

  • Liberty Insurance Co. v. Hugo Quevedo dba Quevedo Trucking (SBSC: CIVDS1621928)
    Plaintiff, Liberty Insurance Co. ("Plaintiff") brought the action seeking reiumbursement for benefits paid to and on behalf of James Terkelson ("Terkelson") pursuant to a workers' compensation claim. On June 22, 2015, Terkelson was injured when a truck owned and operated by Quevedo Trucking inadvertently pinned him to a defective dock plate while connecting the truck to the dock plate to unload cargo. On January 26, 2016, Terkelson settled with Quevedo Trucking for $300,000.00; Liberty was not included in the settlement agreement. Settled for $90,000.00
  • 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.
     
  • Confidential Resolution
    Plaintiffs contended that decedent developed myelodysplastic syndrome as a result of occupational exposures to benzene when he worked as gardener between 1989 and 2011. P&S negotiated a confidential resolution on behalf of P&S client, a manufacturer of paint remover.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiffs alleged that their decedent sustained multiple myeloma as a result of exposure to benzene while employed as a furniture painter between 1980 and 2008. Plaintiffs dismissed P&S Client, a retailer of paint products and solvents, for a waiver of costs.
  • 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.
  • Negotiated a Dismissal
    Successfully negotiated the dismissal of a plumbing contractor sued in Riverside County Superior Court after extensive plumbing systems and pipes failed due to ongoing degradation and corrosion at a 1,084 unit residential complex.
  • Case Dismissed
    Plaintiff alleged that he contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos products at various employment locations, including the U.S. Navy. Plaintiff dismissed P&S client for a mutual waiver of costs after P&S filed motions to compel and discovery confirmed that there was no admissible evidence that plaintiff worked with or around any products associated with P&S client.