Danny Shaw and Shirley Shaw v. John Crane Inc., et al.

Date: February 20, 2017
Court: Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco

Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP secured a dismissal on appeal of a lawsuit alleging decedent’s asbestos-related mesothelioma was caused by the client’s sheet gaskets and packing. The facts revealed that there was no proof of asbestos in any client product that decedent encountered and Plaintiffs’ experts were unable to provide specific causation testimony during trial. This dismissal clears the way for progress on requiring Plaintiffs’ experts to provide actual scientific proof of substantial causation in asbestos-related toxic tort cases.