Richard Whittenburg and Shuiyu Hu Whittenburg v. John Crane Inc., et al.

Date: November 10, 2015
Court: Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Claire Weglarz, Ed Ulloa, and Mirna Scheffy tried this preference case on behalf of a manufacturer and distributor of packing materials.

Plaintiffs were a 75 year old former machinist who worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California, and his wife. They claimed that Plaintiff developed asbestos-related lung cancer as  result of working with and around asbestos-containing materials. In particular, Plaintiffs argued that he worked with HPY’s client’s products between 500 and 5,000 times.

Plaintiffs dismissed HPY’s client following opening statements and cross-examination of Plaintiffs’ expert industrial hygienist.