Silas J. Minton, Jr. and Stacey L. Minton v. Borgwarner Morse Tec Inc., et al.

Date: June 5, 2013
Court: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Ed Slaughter, Claire Weglarz and Michael Giaquinto tried this case on behalf of a national manufacturer and distributor of consumer products. Plaintiffs, Silas and Stacey Minton filed this action in Los Angeles County California, alleging that Mr. Minton's mesothelioma was caused by the use of HPTY's client's product starting in the 1960s. On behalf of its client, HPTY conducted an in-depth investigation and was able to identify secondary exposures to thermal insulation from Mr. Minton's travel aboard World War II troop transport ships during his service in the Marines. HPTY was also able to uncover a fact witness who was deposed and refuted Mr. Minton's product identification testimony. After four weeks of trial, HPTY was able to resolve the matter favorably for the client. Ana Portillo and Taylor Giannasi also assisted in defending the case.