Nationwide Results

Nationwide Victories

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Alabama

Currently serving as national coordinating counsel for a premises owner involved in Legionnaires’ disease outbreak litigation in Lauderdale County

Arizona

Retained to counsel hotel operator in connection with pre-claim investigation of potential infectious disease outbreak during conference held on resort premises. The investigation established no potential liability

Acted as national trial counsel for hundreds of medical device cases which were successfully tried to verdict, dismissed through motion practice or settled prior to trial

Arkansas

Obtained non-suits for over 2400 asbestos claims for a Fortune 500 electrical manufacturer in Texas and Arkansas

California

Negotiated with numerous Plaintiff firms and local counsel to develop global release language to address MMSEA Section 111 reporting

Currently serving as national coordinating counsel to hotel owner/operator on pre-claim investigation of potential wrongful death claim arising from alleged contraction of Legionnaires’ disease in Los Angeles County

Currently defending generic drug manufacturer in hundreds of product liability cases

Acted as national trial counsel for hundreds of medical device cases which were successfully tried to verdict, dismissed through motion practice or settled prior to trial

Colorado

Acted as national trial counsel for hundreds of medical device cases which were successfully tried to verdict, dismissed through motion practice or settled prior to trial

Connecticut

Defense verdict in asbestos-related personal injury action in New Haven

Acted as trial counsel in multi-party insurance coverage declaratory judgment dispute arising out of 2,500 pending and unresolved actions in which the underlying plaintiffs claimed their bodily injury was caused by exposure to asbestos allegedly contained in industrial talc

Delaware

Hung jury (9-3 in favor of the defense) in an asbestos-related personal injury action against boiler manufacturer in Newcastle County

Secured voluntary dismissal of claims against alleged premises owner in take-home exposure asbestos case while summary judgment motion was pending

District of Columbia

Obtained order excluding the opinions of the plaintiff's causation expert and granting summary judgment for owner of apartment building in lawsuit alleging permanent injury caused by Legionnaires' disease allegedly contracted at the premises

Obtained summary judgement for building-owner client in case where plaintiff claimed personal injury damages as a result of contracting Legionnaires' disease by successfully excluding plaintiff's expert witness More Details ›

Florida

Obtained dismissal at early stage of litigation for a company in Florida facing a multi-million dollar risk for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Illinois

Obtained dismissal with prejudice on behalf of an international hotel chain from a Legionnaire’s disease claim, with court ruling that plaintiff had not shown that the franchisor/franchisee relationship established a duty of care on the part of the franchisor vis-a-vis the franchisee's hotel guest

Successfully reversed a judgment in Nolan v. Weil-McClain eliminating the Lipke rule in Illinois asbestos-related personal injury and wrongful death actions

Nine defense verdicts for various defendants in asbestos-related personal injury and/or wrongful death actions trials in Cook, St. Clair, Peoria, Morgan, Moultrie Madison and Sangamon Counties

Currently defending generic drug manufacturer in hundreds of product liability cases

Obtained directed verdict of not guilty in a retrial of the case in which a nurse claimed that a hypo-hyperthermia machine manufactured by the defendant was top-heavy and had inadequate cord wrap, causing the machine to fall on her and cause injury

In January 2013, the family of Christina Eilman, represented by Segal McCambridge, won a landmark settlement against Chicago City Council. The $22.5M settlement was the largest amount paid to a single plaintiff by the City of Chicago in its history, and secures Eilman's extensive medical care and living needs for the rest of her life. In 2006, the California woman was sexually assaulted and severely injured after Chicago police released her from custody in a troubled neighborhood despite her obvious mental illness

Representing a group of U.S. farmers and small businesses, Segal McCambridge achieved a preliminary settlement of more than $100M against seven of the world's largest potash producers and distributors in January 2013. The settlement compensated for a 600% price increase in potash, an essential mineral used in farming around the world, inflicted upon United States farmers and agricultural businesses between 2003 and 2008

In 2009, the Illinois Supreme Court voted to substantially limit the so-called Lipke rule, ruling in favor of Segal McCambridge client Weil-McClain. For years, Illinois courts have relied on Lipke v. Celotex Corp. to prohibit an asbestos defendant from admitting evidence of a plaintiff's exposure to asbestos other than plaintiff's evidence regarding that defendant's alleged product or premise

Obtained defense verdict in an asbestos trial in McLean County, Illinois in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

In 2005, a federal jury in Chicago awarded $90M to Segal McCambridge client JamSports and Entertainment, finding entertainment giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. had illegally interfered with the Chicago competitor's agreement to promote dirt-track motorcycle racing in arenas across the country

Obtained defense verdict in an asbestos trial in St. Clair County, Illinois in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Obtained directed defense verdict in an asbestos trial in McLean County, Illinois, in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Obtained defense verdict in an asbestos trial in McLean County, Illinois in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Indiana

Defense verdict for gasket and packing manufacturer in asbestos-related wrongful death action in Marion County

Obtained favorable verdict with no damages awarded in an asbestos trial in Marion County, Indiana in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Obtained defense verdict in an asbestos trial in Marion County, Indiana, in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Successfully defended leading latex glove manufacturer in alleged allergy cases filed by thousands of healthcare workers

Obtained a defense verdict for a truck company in a product liability claim in which a driver injured both knees while putting out a fire in his truck's wheel well, which may have been caused by inadvertently driving with the parking brake on. Segal McCambridge determined that the truck's condition was not the reason for the injury

Iowa

In a case of first impression in Iowa premises liability law, the Supreme Court of Iowa affirmed summary judgment in favor of two property owners in an alleged household asbestos exposure case involving the spouse of an independent contractor's employee. The Iowa Supreme Court found that the companies owed no duty to warn the family members of independent contractors. The court's decision reaffirms the principle that the primary responsibility for overseeing the safety of a contractor's employees rests with the contractor itself

Obtained summary judgment for a property owner in a case brought by an employee of an independent contractor in an asbestos exposure case. This case is the first of its kind in Iowa

Kansas

Obtained defense verdict in an asbestos trial in Lawrence County, Kansas in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Kentucky

Acted as national trial counsel for hundreds of medical device cases which were successfully tried to verdict, dismissed through motion practice or settled prior to trial

Louisiana

Defense verdict in asbestos-related personal injury action in New Orleans

Currently defending generic drug manufacturer in hundreds of product liability cases

Acted as national trial counsel for hundreds of medical device cases which were successfully tried to verdict, dismissed through motion practice or settled prior to trial

Maryland

Obtained summary judgment for homeowners facing a third-party claim for indemnification and contribution in case alleging in excess of $1 million in compensatory damages for permanent brain injury allegedly caused by childhood lead poisoning

Obtained a dismissal of third-party claim for indemnification for an environmental services contractor on a third-party claim arising from alleged MTBE and benzene contamination in consolidated action seeking millions of dollars in compensatory damages on behalf of more than 100 homeowners

Obtained favorable settlement for hotel owner/operator in case alleging that hotel guests contracted Legionnaires’ disease from potable water system in Worcester County

Obtained favorable settlement for property management client in case arising from Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at senior housing development in Baltimore City

Achieved verdict within underlying liability coverage, precluding recovery against UM/UIM policy insurer in case alleging traumatic brain injury sustained in motor vehicle accident

Successfully defended restaurant operator in a 23-palintiff premises liability case alleging serious and permanent brain damage caused by carbon monoxide exposure. Case proceeded to trial against remaining defendants and resulted in a verdict in excess of $34 million

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a manufacturer and seller of Christmas lights in case alleging property damage cause by fire allegedly due to a defective product

Obtained favorable verdict for insurance carrier client in declaratory judgment action in case involving the “resident relative” exclusion

Successfully handled appeal, securing affirmance of favorable trial court rulings concerning potential wrongful death claims arising from the suicide of the decedent, and dismissal of civil action as a discovery sanction

Achieved summary judgment on behalf of gasket and packing manufacturer in products liability wrongful death suits filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  Plaintiffs alleged that client’s products, identified in co-worker testimony, caused or substantially contributed to decedents’ asbestos-related mesothelioma

Obtained dismissals on behalf of mall owner and mall security contractor in cases involving alleged false arrest and alleged negligence regarding slip and fall injuries

Successfully defended a home seller from allegations of fraudulent non-disclose and concealment of structural defects including asbestos, black mold and lead-based paints by substantially limiting the plaintiff's experts on FRE 702/Daubert grounds More Details ›

Obtained favorable resolution of claims against owner/developer and manager of senior living facility in Legionnaires’ disease litigation involving personal injury and wrongful death claims in which damages sought were  in excess of $25 million

Obtained a reduced plaintiff verdict in an asbestos trial in Baltimore, Maryland in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Massachusetts

Defense verdict in asbestos-related personal injury action in Suffolk County

Michigan

Selected to serve on subcommittee regarding Medicare Case Management Order for Michigan's Circuit Court for the County of Wayne

Tried largest asbestos-related property damage action in Wayne County

Defense verdict on an asbestos wrongful death action in Marquette County

Won trial on behalf of Fortune 500 beverage company in case where employee was killed in the scope and course of his employment but benefits were denied for the intentional and willful violation of the employer’s zero tolerance substance abuse policy.  The decedent’s toxicology report revealed none of the individual intoxicants in decedent’s blood were over the legal limit in Michigan. However, the decedent was acutely intoxicated from the combined toxicity of a prescribed drug methadone, diphenhydramine (OTC antihistamine) and alcohol.   The State of Michigan has no “intoxication” defense for work injuries, an employer must prove an intentional and willful violation of a work rule to prevail

With short notice that the firm would be hired as a trial counsel, Segal McCambridge prevailed at trial on breach of contract claims against supplier of conveyor components on behalf of major motor home manufacturer, Winnebago

Obtained defense verdict in an asbestos trial in Marquette, Michigan, in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Obtained reduced plaintiff verdict in an asbestos trial in Wayne County, Michigan in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Minnesota

Obtained order excluding standard of care opinions of the plaintiff's expert and partial summary judgment, resulting in settlement for less than 1/20th of the initial demand for national hotel owner/operator in lawsuit alleging serious permanent injuries caused by infectious disease allegedly contracted on the premises

Lead trial counsel for major U.S. insurer in successful defense against Wells Fargo Bank's Uniform Commercial Code claim for insurance benefits previously paid to bankrupt insured

Obtained a defense verdict in asbestos-related matter tried in Ramsay County, Minnesota . Plaintiff received a damages award of $5 million, but all liability attributed to non-parties

Mississippi

Acted as national trial counsel for hundreds of medical device cases which were successfully tried to verdict, dismissed through motion practice or settled prior to trial

Missouri

Obtained summary judgment for flooring manufacturer despite product identification in a St. Louis City asbestos-related matter

Currently defending generic drug manufacturer in hundreds of product liability cases

Acted as national trial counsel for hundreds of medical device cases which were successfully tried to verdict, dismissed through motion practice or settled prior to trial

Successfully defended leading latex glove manufacturer in alleged allergy cases filed by thousands of healthcare workers

New Jersey

Negotiated with Plaintiff firms and local counsel to develop global release language to address MMSEA Section 111 reporting

Obtained a directed verdict on behalf of a client, a defendant railroad company, at trial in a lawsuit wherein the plaintiff alleged damages from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a train and survived. The directed verdict was set up after successfully moving to bar the plaintiff's expert, who was prepared to testify about railroad operations and braking mechanics of trains, on the basis that the expert's opinion was a "net opinion"

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a manufacturer of a school bus in a claim brought by the driver of the bus, alleging personal injuries from exposure to fumes

Member of a trial team that won a unanimous verdict defending a railroad company in a multi-million dollar claim brought by a plaintiff alleging he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of cancer, as a result of his exposures to diesel exhaust, benzene, and other chemicals and solvents over his thirty-year career at the company

Currently defending generic drug manufacturer in hundreds of product liability cases

Successfully defended leading latex glove manufacturer in alleged allergy cases filed by thousands of healthcare workers

Won jury verdict for defense in New Jersey wrongful death case alleging disease caused to 30-year cigarette smoker by workplace exposure to asbestos and diesel exhaust fumes

New York

Defense verdict for boiler manufacturer in asbestos related wrongful death action in Nassau County

Multi-week consolidated asbestos personal injury and wrongful death action in New York City Appellate Court

Obtained a defense verdict in a mesothelioma case in Nassau County, New York, in which the plaintiff claimed the sole source of asbestos exposure was insulation applied to the defendant’s boiler

In 2005, Segal McCambridge presented a case before the New York Court of Appeals, New York's highest court. The case determined the nonexistence of a duty for a premises owner to a member of an employee's household for secondary exposure to a toxic substance

North Carolina

Successfully defended leading latex glove manufacturer in alleged allergy cases filed by thousands of healthcare workers

Ohio

Obtained defense verdict in an asbestos trial in Cuyahoga County in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant.

Defense verdict for boiler manufacturer in asbestos-related wrongful death cases in Cuyahoga County

Defense verdict for gasket and packing manufacturer in asbestos-related wrongful death action in Cuyahoga County

Acted as national trial counsel for hundreds of medical device cases which were successfully tried to verdict, dismissed through motion practice or settled prior to trial

Plaintiff's verdict overturned on appeal in an asbestos trial in Cleveland, Ohio, in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Obtained defense verdict in an asbestos trial in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Oklahoma

Acted as national trial counsel for hundreds of medical device cases which were successfully tried to verdict, dismissed through motion practice or settled prior to trial

Oregon

In October 2010, the jury returned three unanimous defense verdicts for Segal McCambridge client I-Flow. The plaintiffs sought between $11M and $19M in total damages More Details ›

Pennsylvania

Working with Massachusetts counsel, drafted prevailing brief in Taylor v. General Electric Company, No. 12-cv-60048, 2013 WL 2367790 (E.D. Pa. May 30, 2013), resulting in court denying plaintiff’s motion to enforce settlement 

Eight defense verdicts in Pennsylvania asbestos personal injury and wrongful death trials for gasket and packing manufacturer. Cases tried in Philadelphia, Allegheny County, Cambria County, Northampton County.

Defense verdict for boiler manufacturer in asbestos-related personal injury action in Philadelphia County

Currently defending generic drug manufacturer in hundreds of product liability cases

Successfully defended leading latex glove manufacturer in alleged allergy cases filed by thousands of healthcare workers

Obtained a defense verdict in claims that the defendant violated the IDEA, ADA, Rehabilitation and No Child Left Behind Act, as well as state statutes. She was able to demostrate that her client had adequate expertise to provide the services required under federal and state law

Obtained defense verdict liability in an asbestos trial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

South Carolina

Acted as national coordinating counsel for a resort owner/operator in lawsuit alleging permanent injury caused by Legionnaires' disease allegedly contracted at the premises. Case was settled

Tennessee

Obtained summary judgment in $6 million product liability subrogation claim brought against a medical supply manufacturer whose product was alleged to have caused a fire that resulted in numerous deaths and destroyed a nursing home in Tennessee. Through extensive burn testing, Segal McCambridge proved that the source of the fire was not the defendant's product

Texas

10 defense verdicts in asbestos-related personal injury and wrongful death actions; trials in Montgomery, Dallas, El Paso, Brazaria, Travis, Bexar, Milan and Galveston Counties

Successfully argued Havner motion in Bexar County asbestos-related matter, including evidence of chrysotile exposures only as evidence of specific causation

Successfully panned plaintiff expert on Daubert grounds in Dallas County Consolidated asbestos hearing

Negotiated favorable result at mediation in spine injury/premises liability matter in Hidalgo Country, Texas, with an initial demand in excess of $750,000

Obtained dismissal of employee’s personal injury suit against security contractor company for lack of subject matter jurisdiction in Collin County, Texas

Obtained favorable result at mediation for Austin-area hi-tech company in sexual discrimination suit filed by former employee in Travis County, Texas

Obtained favorable result at mediation for self-insured international pharmaceutical company sued in motor vehicle accident case involving a company employee and an injured adolescent plaintiff in Montgomery County, Texas

National coordinating counsel teams at Segal McCambridge are developing and coordinating the defense of two large product manufacturers in toxic tort litigation across the country. As Texas litigation counsel for these clients, they manage the defense of over 1500 asbestos lawsuits pending statewide

Obtained favorable settlement for employer in two former hospital employees’ suit alleging sexual harassment and whistleblower/retaliation claims in Travis County, Texas

Won workers’ compensation contested case hearing, successfully demonstrating that aviation services’ employee failed to timely notify employer of claim, thereby relieving carrier of any and all liability

Obtained favorable decision for carrier on all disputed issues in workers’ compensation contested case hearing proving that aviation services’ employee’s compensable injury did not extend to include various alleged spine conditions including disc herniation.  Accordingly, Claimant’s alleged disability period was unsupported by the evidence.  Affirmed by Texas Appeals Panel following Claimant’s written appeal

Won workers’ compensation contested case hearing for carrier in which aviation services’ employee disputed the designated doctor’s findings of maximum medical improvement (“MMI”) and impairment rating (“IR”).  The hearing officer held that preponderance of the other medical evidence was not contrary to the designated doctor’s opinions

Obtained favorable settlement for janitorial services company following hospital employee’s personal injury lawsuit concerning a slip and fall at the facility

Obtained EEOC dismissal of former employee’s sex/pregnancy discrimination charge against medical device manufacturer employer

Won workers’ compensation contested case hearing for carrier successfully proving that aviation services’ employee’s compensable injury did not extend to include lumbar spondylolisthesis and three herniated disks.  Subsequently, applied for and obtained reimbursement for Carrier of a portion of previously paid income benefits from the Subsequent Injury Fund

Obtained EEOC dismissal of former employee’s discrimination retaliation charge against Career Placement Agency/Consultant

Obtained defense verdict in an asbestos trial in Travis County Texas in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Obtained defense verdict in an asbestos trial in Montgomery County, Texas in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Successfully defended leading latex glove manufacturer in alleged allergy cases filed by thousands of healthcare workers

Obtained a reduction in the plaintiff verdict in an asbestos trial in El Paso County, Texas, in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Obtained directed defense verdict in an asbestos trial in Bexar County, Texas, in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Obtained reduced plaintiff verdict in an asbestos trial in Brazoria County, Texas in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant. Case was settled on appeal

Obtained defense verdict in an asbestos trial in Brazoria County, Texas, in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Virginia

Defense verdict for gasket and packing manufacturer in Consolidated Trial in Newport News

Successfully defended distributor of industrial safety supplies in personal injury claims in a 25-plaintiff case with allegations of serious and permanent respiratory injury due to exposure to silica and allegedly defective respiratory protective equipment

Acted as national trial counsel for hundreds of medical device cases which were successfully tried to verdict, dismissed through motion practice or settled prior to trial

Washington

Insurance coverage declaratory judgment action arising out of environmental contamination from mining operations.

West Virginia

Obtained a jury verdict of “no product defect” in the West Virginia Mass Asbestos Consolidation Trail I in Kanawha County

Three-week trial in West Virginia Mass Asbestos Consolidation Trial II in Kanawha County

Wisconsin

Obtained multiple defense verdicts for gasket and packing manufacturers in asbestos-related trials in LaCrosse County, Milwaukee County and Brown County

Obtained motion for summary judgment , client dismissed without prejudice in a multi-million dollar class action product liability law suit against municipal transit authority and bus manufacturer asserting thirteen causes of action

Case settled during jury deliberations in an asbestos trial in Green Bay County, Wisconsin in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant

Obtained reduced plaintiff verdict in an asbestos trial in Oconto County, Wisconsin, in which plaintiff claimed exposure to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant