• Secured a motion to dismiss in a mesothelioma case pending against two railroad clients. The plaintiff, a former employee of DAP, alleged that he contracted mesothelioma as a result of unloading bags of asbestos from railroad boxcars. In his opinion granting defendants motion to dismiss, the judge concluded that the railroad companies “owed no duty to the Plaintiff for any potential harm he might have incurred due to the dangerous nature of the materials transported in the railroad car…” and that “the only duty owed by the defendants to consignors and consignees was to provide a safe and reliable railroad car for the loading, transporting and removal of the asbestos bags.”
  • Obtained two defense verdicts for a major railroad company in two alleged solvent-induced brain damage cases. The plaintiffs alleged exposure to various chemicals over the course of their 23-year careers, including paints and degreasing agents. Plaintiffs offered testimony at trial that PET scans and MRIs of the plaintiffs demonstrated white matter disease and diffuse brain injuries. After two weeks of trial, the jury returned defense verdicts finding that the railroad provided both plaintiffs with reasonably safe places to work.
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