Toxic Tort

August 8, 2018

Silica Team Won Summary Judgment in Hinds County on Behalf of Precision Packaging

On August 1, 2018, Judge Joseph Sclafani entered an Order granting Precision Packaging’s motion for summary in the Robert Tucker case pending in Hinds County, Mississippi. Plaintiff had two claims against Precision: (1) a failure to warn claim; and (2) a “sand is defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous” claim. Plaintiff conceded Precision’s summary judgment motion on plaintiff’s failure to warn claim because plaintiff admitted in his deposition that the did not read Precision’s warning. However, plaintiff vigorously pursued his defective design claim.

May 10, 2018

Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Chemical Exposure Case in Philadelphia

Tim Gray recently obtained a defense verdict for a Forman Watkins client in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Plaintiff alleged that her deceased husband’s aplastic anemia was caused by exposure to benzene and that the aplastic anemia caused his death. The claim against Forman Watkins’ client was that it supplied a chemical that contained benzene to a manufacturer who incorporated that chemical into its product that the plaintiff’s husband allegedly used.

October 19, 2015

Metcalf and Giallourakis Persuade Judge to Grant New Trial

Joshua J. Metcalf and Nick Giallourakis of Forman Watkins & Krutz persuaded the trial judge to grant a new trial based on attorney misconduct in an Oregon wrongful death action arising from decedent’s alleged exposure to asbestos.

August 3, 2015

Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal for Arkansas Silica Case

On August 3, 2015, The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in its unanimous opinion, affirmed summary judgment for Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP clients Precision Packaging and Clemco Industries in Robinson v. Mine Safety Appliances Co. et al., a silica case filed in the Eastern District of Arkansas.

April 17, 2015

Forman Watkins Wins Two Summary Judgment Motions for Client Moldex-Metric

Forman Watkins recently won two significant summary judgments for its client Moldex-Metric, Inc. in Ruby Jean Mealer, et al. v. Moldex-Metric, Inc. and R. C. Harris v. Moldex-Metric, Inc. Both of those cases are on the docket in the Circuit Court of Jones County, Laurel, Mississippi.