Asbestos and Silicosis Litigation
Successfully represented the widow of a worker who died from lung cancer and asbestosis as a result of working around boilers that contained asbestos materials in the appeal of a grant of summary judgment in a wrongful death action against the successor company of the manufacturer of the boilers.
Successfully appealed a grant of summary judgment due to lack of personal jurisdiction on behalf of an employee who developed silicosis as a result of work performed using defective sandblasting equipment.
This appeal established that the Comprehensive Environmental Repose Compensation and Liability Act’s statute of limitations does not preempt the statute of repose in asbestos property damage claims.
Successfully defended against a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in an action against manufacturers, suppliers and sellers of asbestos and asbestos-related products.
This landmark case established the discovery rule for worker’s compensation claims in the District of Columbia.
Successfully represented a former boiler service worker who contracted asbestosis in the appeal of a grant of summary judgment in favor of the boiler manufacturers.
Successfully represented a building owner who was sold asbestos-containing products in the appeal of the District Court’s judgment for the manufacturer.
This appeal established the constitutionality of the retroactive application of a newly enacted statute of limitations.