Plaintiffs' decedent worked on brakes as an auto mechanic, and also worked as a plumber. He was exposed to asbestos in both jobs. Punitive damages against defendant Honeywell (Bendix). Very low section 998 settlement offer by defendant.
Case Name: Phillips v. Honeywell International, Inc. et al
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Plaintiff was an auto mechanic with decades of asbestos exposure from Ford parts such as brakes, clutches and gaskets. He was forced to give up his auto repair business when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Majority of jury verdict was for pain and suffering.
Case Name: Patrick Scott and Sharon Scott v. Allied Packing & Supply, Ford Motor Company, et al.
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Sunday, November 18, 2012
A 39-year-old construction worker falls 50 feet from an out-of-control construction hoist. Injuries result in an amputated arm and severe depression. Swedish manufacturer of the product denies liability, but is found 57% negligent by jury.
Case Name: Kammerer v. Alimak Hek AB
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A garbage-truck driver was awarded $11.3 million for back injuries sustained when his truck's front wheel failed due to a defective hub. The 998 offer was only $350,000, and the offer at trial was $1 million.
Case Name: Mariolle v. Volvo Truck, Consolidated Metco and Wittke Manufacturing
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, May 17, 2012