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Case Style: Calvin R. Lane v. Flexitallic, Inc., et al.
Case Number: BC 224 881
Court: Superior Court, Los Angeles County, California
Plaintiff's Attorney: Joseph Daniel Davis and John C. Heubeck of Davis & Heubeck, Los Angeles and Eric N. Scholnick of Lewis & Scholnick, Los Angeles, California
Defendant's Attorney: William Sayers of McKenna & Cuneo, Los Angeles, California
Description: Products Liability - Asbestos Containing Caskets - Mesothelioma - Plaintiff, a former, boiler tender on a United States Nancy destroyer, claimed that he was exposed to asbestos containing products manufactured by Flexitallic. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 1999.
Defendant asserted the chrysotile defense which claims that chrysotile asbestos does not cause mesothelioma.
Outcome: Plaintiffs' verdict for $4.21 million.
Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown
Defendant's Experts: Willam Dyson, Ph.D.