Richard Whittenburg and Shuiyu Hu Whittenburg v. John Crane Inc., et al.
Claire Weglarz, Ed Ulloa, and Mirna Scheffy tried this preference case on behalf of a manufacturer and distributor of packing materials.
Plaintiffs were a 75 year old former machinist who worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California, and his wife. They claimed that Plaintiff developed asbestos-related lung cancer as result of working with and around asbestos-containing materials. In particular, Plaintiffs argued that he worked with HPTY’s client’s products between 500 and 5,000 times.
Plaintiffs dismissed HPTY’s client following opening statements and cross-examination of Plaintiffs’ expert industrial hygienist.