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Date: 09-25-2001

Case Style: Calvin R. Lane v. Flexitallic, Inc., et al.

Case Number: BC 224 881

Judge: Unknown

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.

Comments: None

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