SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The law firm Brayton Purcell LLP, a plaintiffs law firm for victims of asbestos-related illnesses, recently released its biggest wins of 2013.

The largest award exceeded $10,500,000, with the smallest near $60,000. The verdicts and settlements for claims arising from lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis are listed below.

- In Sam Hasty v. Georgia-Pacific LLC, Lamons Gasket Company, Oscar E. Erickson, Inc., before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor of the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was settled during jury selection, with Hasty receiving more than $375,000 in December.

- In Margaret Patrick v. Lamons Gasket Company, Inc., before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during jury selection, with Patrick receiving more than $1 million in December.

- In Sandy Siegel v. Hennessey Industries, Inc., before Judge Newton Lam in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during jury selection, with Siegel receiving more than $700,000 in November.

- In Eugene and Gail Rocha v. Hamilton Supply Co, Inc., before Judge James J. McBride in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the jury entered a verdict awarding Rocha compensation of $2,505,880 in October/November.

- In Charles Akins v. RPI Company before Judge Teri L. Jackson in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved with other defendants, with Akins receiving more than $3,270,000 in November.

- In James Chesser v. Supro Corporation before Judge David L. Minning in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the case was resolved during jury selection, awarding Chesser compensation in excess of $500,000 in October.

- In Robert W. Cressy v. C.H. Murphy/Clark-Ullman, Inc. before Judge Kathleen Dailey in the Portland Circuit Court, the case settled after motions in limine, awarding Cressy compensation in excess of $175,000 in September.

- In Franklin and Patricia Schwab v. ZF Sachs Automotive of America before Judge Rebecca Connolly in the Sant Cruz County Superior Court, the case was resolved during the plaintiff's case in chief, awarding Schwab compensation in excess of $2,500,000 in August.

- In Steve A. Brinkman v. Gypsum Wallboard Supply, Inc. before Judge Catherine Shaffer in the Seattle Civil Court, the case was resolved during jury selection, awarding Brinkman compensation in excess of $100,000 in August.

- In Randall Wilkins, Richard Phillips, Rex Crossland v. Amcord, Inc., Acco Engineered Systems, Inc., Trizec Realty, LLC, before Judge Ernest H. Goldsmith in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during jury selection, awarding the plaintiffs compensation in excess of $550,000 in August.

- In Frances Murphy v. San Francisco Gravel Company Inc. before Judge Newton Lam in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during plaintiff's case in chief, awarding Murphy compensation in excess of $6,600,000 in August.

- In Karen Valentiner v. Union Carbide Corporation before Judge Newton Lam in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during plaintiff's case in chief, awarding Valentiner compensation in excess of $670,000 in August.

- In Cindy Lindley v. D. Zelinsky & Sons before Judge Newton Lam in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during plaintiff's case in chief, awarding Lindley compensation in excess of $1,800,000 in August.

- In Janette Denham v. Clausen-Patten, Inc. before Judge Newton Lam in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during plaintiff's case in chief, awarding Denham compensation in excess of $4,900,000 in August.

- In John & Mary Beth Perniz v. Certainteed Corporation before Judge Suzanne Bolanos in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during plaintiff's case in chief, awarding the plaintiffs compensation in excess of $10,500,000 in August.

- In Edward Tesar v. Crane Co before Judge Newton Lam in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during voir dire, awarding Tesar compensation in excess of $60,000 in June.

- In Richard Luros v. Amcord Inc. before Judge Jo-Lynne Lee in the Alameda County Superior Court, the case was settled, awarding Luros compensation in excess of $3 million in July.

- In Roger Henderson v. Baldwin Contracting Company, Inc., Monterey Mechanical Company before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during opening statements, awarding Henderson compensation in excess of $211,000 in May.

- In Rosemary Mitchell, Marion Chappelle, Antonette Scriber, Romeo Schneble, Charles Simpson, David Wilson v. Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Thomas Dee Engineering Company, Underground Construction Company, Inc. before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during motions in limine, awarding the plaintiffs compensation in excess of $1,836,000 in May.

- In Rosita Pique v. Honeywell International, Inc. before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during jury selection, awarding Pique compensation in excess of $550,000 in May.

- In Geraldine Hilt v. Otis Elevator Company before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during plaintiff's case in chief, awarding Hilt compensation in excess of $9 million in April.

- In David Gerecke v. Crane Co. before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during jury selection, awarding Gerecke compensation in excess of $590,000 in April.

- In Georgia Allen v. Owens Illinois before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during jury selection, awarding Allen compensation in excess of $840,000 in April.

- In Beverly Lee v. Owens Illinois before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during jury selection, awarding Lee compensation in excess of $670,000 in April.

- In William Youngbluth v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, Parsons Government Services, In., Sequoa Ventures, Inc., Tosco Corporation before Judge Emile H. Elias in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during motions in limine, awarding Youngbluth compensation in excess of $182,000 in April.

- In Jerry and Judith Cates v. Certainteed Corporation, Thomas Dee Engineering Company, Yarway Corporation before Judge Ernest H. Goldsmith in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during motions in limine, awarding Cates compensation in excess of $800,000 in April.

- In Michael Villaverde v. Flour Corporation before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during opening statements, awarding Villaverde compensation in excess of $1,500,000 in April.

- In Flora Olson v. Timec Company Inc. before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during opening statements, awarding Olson compensation in excess of $3,500,000 in April.

- In Michael Todd v. Todd Shipyard Company before Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during jury selection, awarding Todd compensation in excess of $500,000 in March.

- In David and Gail DeCeoursty v. Fraser's Boiler Service, Inc. before Judge Ernest H. Goldsmith in the San Francisco County Superior Court, the case was resolved during opening statements, awarding DeCeoursty compensation in excess of $1,750,000 in February.

- In Donald and Ruby Silver v. Crane Co., Ford Motor Company, Honeywell International, Inc. before Judge Edward Jones in the Portland Multnomah County Superior Court, the case was resolved during jury selection, awarding Silver compensation in excess of $350,000 in January 2013.

From Legal Newsline: Reach Heather Isringhausen Gvillo at asbestos@legalnewsline.com

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