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Asbestos Settlements

$13M Award in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Alameda, CA A $12,958,461 verdict has been awarded against The Hillshire Brands Company in a products liability suit alleging asbestos contamination resulting in death from asbestos mesothelioma.

$6.9M Awarded in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Santa Clara, CA: A retired boilermaker who sued his former employer, Southern Pacific Railroad and who died of asbestos mesothelioma in 2014, won his case, with $6,951,265 in damages being awarded to Union Pacific, which merged with Southern Pacific in 1997.

$18M Asbestos Settlement to Stand
Los Angeles, CA: An $18 million dollar asbestos settlement will stand, as ordered by the judges involved in the Izell case in California. The lawsuit was filed by plaintiffs Bobbie and Helen Izell alleging Bobbie developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure to defendant Union Carbide' products, resulting in his death.

40 Year Old Man Awarded $27M in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Cleveland, OH: Forty-year old John Panza, an English professor at Cuyahoga Community College and drummer with a popular Cleveland rock trio, Blaka Watra, has been awarded $27.5 million in settlement of his asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit. The settlement is reportedly the largest award of its kind ever in Ohio.

Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Reached in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Los Angeles, CA: A multi-million dollar asbestos mesothelioma settlement has been awarded to the family of Gordon Bankhead. The plaintiffs alleged their father and husband was exposed to asbestos dust through his work with vehicle brake parts and that the defendant company's liability was the cause of wrongful death which led to the loss of companionship for family members of the Mr. Bankhead.

$8.6M Asbestos Mesothlioma Settlement Awarded

Los Angeles, CA: An $8.6 million settlement has been awarded to the family of the recently deceased William Saller, who died from asbestos disease. According to the lawsuit, Saller allegedly contracted asbestos mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos dust generated by a thermal insulation product known as Mundet, made by defendant Crown, Cork & Seal (CCS), a manufacturer of thermal insulation products. Mundet was used extensively in the refinery where Mr. Saller worked.

$1.5M Awarded to Architect with Asbestos Disease
New York, NY: An 81-year-old Los Angeles man and his wife have been awarded a $1.525 million verdict in his asbestos-cancer lawsuit this July.

Record $190M Awarded in Asbestos Lawsuit
New York, NY: An asbestos verdict of $190 million has been awarded in a lawsuit brought by five men who were exposed to asbestos-tainted products and equipment during their jobs as steamfitters, plumbers, and construction workers.

$27M Awarded in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Oakland, CA: On June 5, 2013, an Oakland jury completed its award to plaintiffs Rose-Marie and Martin Grigg of a total of $27,342,500 in damages stemming from Mrs. Grigg' asbestos mesothelioma (Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG12629580).

Drywaller Awarded $26.6M in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
San Pedro, CA: An asbestos mesothelioma verdict was reached in March in the case of Michael Sutherland, a former drywaller diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury that heard the case returned its verdict awarding $26.6 million to Michael and his wife Suszi.

Construction Worker Settles Asbestos Lawsuit for $7.5M
Los Angeles, CA: A construction worker who developed a highly aggressive cancer after his exposure to asbestos, has resolved his asbestos lawsuit against the defendant companies for $7.5 million prior to trial. The plaintiff brought suit against several of the companies that manufactured the materials. The defendants severally denied liability.

Chevron to Pay $40M in Asbestos Class Action Lawsuit
Denver, CO: A$40 million settlement has been reached in an environmental class action brought by northern Colorado landowners against Chevron Corp. The lawsuit alleged asbestos contamination to the land.

Family of Deceased GM Worker Awarded $3M in Asbestos Lawsuit Settlement
Erie, PA: The family of a former employee at the GM Powertrain facility in the town of Tonawanda, who subsequently died of asbestos disease, has been awarded $3 million by the jury hearing the case.

$8M Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlement Awarded to Handyman
Los Angeles, CA: A 68-year old man who worked as a painter and handyman from the early 1960s until his diagnosis of asbestos mesothelioma has been awarded $8,465,738 in settlement of his asbestos lawsuit.

Auto Mechanic Awarded $6M in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Los Angeles, CA: A retired auto mechanic who developed asbestos mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to asbestos from Ford vehicle parts such as brakes, clutches and gaskets, has been awarded $6,825,000 as settlement of his asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit.

$2M Asbestos Mesothelioma Settlement Awarded
Washington, DC: A $2 million settlement has been awarded in an

$2.86 Million Settlement Awarded in Asbestos Lawsuit
New Castle, DL: A Delaware jury has awarded a $2.86 million verdict to the family of Michael Galliher, who died from asbestos mesothelioma. The lawsuit was filed against RT Vanderbilt In re Asbestos Litigation Michael Galliher, No. 10C-10-315 (Del. Super. Ct., New Castle City.). The settlement is the largest asbestos verdict against a single defendant in Delaware in over a decade.

Shipfitter Awarded $12Million Asbestos Mesothelioma Settlement
New Orleans, LA: A former shipbuilder who had brought a

$48 Million Asbestos Settlement Awarded

Los Angeles, CA: Bobbie Izell, who worked in construction in the 1960s and 1970s, and his wife have been awarded $48 million by a California court in settlement of their asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit.

Two Navy Veterans Win Asbestos Mesothelioma Settlements
New York, NY: The lawsuits of two men who alleged a lifetime of working with asbestos led to their developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs have been successfully settled.

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