Evelyn Molloy v. Crane Co. et al
Ed Slaughter and Macy Chan tried this case on behalf of a manufacturer and distributor of consumer products.
Plaintiff, Ms. Fitzgerald filed this action in New York County, New York on behalf of herself and the estate of her deceased mother, Mrs. Molloy. Plaintiff claimed that Mrs. Molloy’s death was caused by HPTY’s client’s products which she claimed to have used for a majority of her life. As presented by Plaintiffs in both written discovery and deposition, there was no apparent indication that Mrs. Molloy encountered any other products that may have significantly caused or contributed to her mesothelioma. On behalf of its client, HPTY conducted in depth investigation and research that identified secondary exposures from Mrs. Molloy’s prior work for a local insulation company in the 1940’s – early 1950’s. HPTY also discovered that Mrs. Molloy’s mother worked at a shipyard in Hoboken, NJ during World War II resulting in secondary exposures to Ms. Molloy. Plaintiff resolved favorably with HPTY’s client during jury selection.