Franklin Schwab and Patricia Schwab v. Pneumo Abex LLC, et al.

Date: August 27, 2013
Court: Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz

Ed Slaughter, Macy Chan and Joe Connelly tried this case on behalf of a manufacturer and distributor of friction products.  

Plaintiffs were a 70 year-old man with mesothelioma and his wife.  The evidence suggested that Mr. Schwab worked with HPTY’s client’s products while as the co-owner and operator of his own automotive service shop.  Mr. Schwab claimed that HPTY’s clients products accounted for 30% of thousands of occasions working with products of like kind.  Mr. Schwab worked in his earlier days for Olin Mathieson in Indiana, a cellophane manufacturing company, where he testified to working under insulated pipes. 

Just before opening statements, Plaintiffs resolved favorably for HPTY’s client.