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Paint Companies Get Verdicts in Asbestos-Related Cancer Cases

July 22, 2003 – Media Coverage
HarrisMartin

DALLAS, Texas - A Texas jury has entered a finding of no liability in favor of two paint companies who plaintiffs claimed manufactured the asbestos-containing products that caused them to develop lung and colon cancer. Clancy v. Kelly Moore Paint Co., et al., No. 67-187248-01 (Texas Dist. Ct., Tarrant Cty.).

In a verdict rendered June 27, the Tarrant County District Court jury found that Kelly Moore Paint Co. and Sherwin-Williams Co. were not liable for the plaintiffs' alleged asbestos-related injuries.

Jesse Clancy and Ismael DeLeon claimed that they used asbestos-containing paint products manufactured by the companies in the 1950s until the late 1970s, when asbestos was no longer used in the products.

Both defendants contended that there was not enough evidence to indicate that their products caused the plaintiffs' alleged injuries.

Testifying for the plaintiffs was Mark Colella, M.D., radiologist, of Pittsburgh.

Defendants called John Craighead, M.D., pathologist, of Burlington, Vt., and Allan Feingold, M.D., pulmonologist, from Miami.

Plaintiffs were represented by Dana C. Fox, Melissa C. Katz and C. Andrew Waters of Waters & Kraus in Dallas; and George G. Tankard III of Waters & Kraus in Baltimore.

Kelly Moore was represented by John R. Henderson and Scott Shepard of Brown McCarroll in Dallas. Hawkins Parnell & Young in Atlanta represented Sherwin-Williams.

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