Robert J. Cox v. Rheem Manufacturing Co.

Date: January 19, 2010
Court: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

David Marshall, Peter York and Erin Hayner obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a national furnace manufacturer in a living mesothelioma case.  The plaintiff alleged direct exposure from installing and servicing the defendant's furnaces from 1949-1959.  Prior to trial, the defendant was able to establish that the plaintiff's exposure to the defendant's furnaces were limited to after-market, third-party manufactured affixed parts and not to the internal working components of the defendant's furnaces.  There were four remaining defendants at trial.  This case began in November 23, 2009 and concluded on January 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California before the Honorable Teresa Sanchez-Gordon.