Harvey McIntyre, et al. v. 3M Company, et al.

Date: January 28, 2013
Court: King County Superior Court

Macy Chan tried this case on behalf of a manufacturer and distributor of friction products. Macy argued all pre-trial matters, and Jason was the lead defense counsel during voir dire. 

Plaintiffs were a 69 year-old man with mesothelioma and his wife.  The evidence suggested that Mr. McIntyre worked with HPY’s client’s products on at least 100 occasions.  Mr. McIntyre was a career painter who worked for a short time at Todd Shipyard painting Vietnam era Navy ships.  He also filed a claim with the Manville bankruptcy trust.

At pre-trial, Plaintiffs tried to exclude in limine the Manville trust claim and their complaint in which they sued 51 other defendants.  The court denied both motions and gave Defendants free range to use the related documents at trial.

Just before opening statements, Plaintiffs resolved very favorably for HPY’s client.