Selman Breitman Wins 5-Week Asbestos Cancer Trial for The Pep Boys
February 22, 2011
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After a hard fought five-week trial, Selman Breitman succeeded in obtaining a defense verdict for its client, The Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack of California, in a Los Angeles Superior Court asbestos cancer case. During the trial, plaintiffs William and Jacqueline Webb tried to blame Mr. Webb's terminal mesothelioma on asbestos exposure from truck brakes purchased from The Pep Boys, but the SB trial team convinced a unanimous jury that Mr. Webb had not been exposed to asbestos from any product purchased from The Pep Boys. The jury did return a verdict against a co-defendant, awarding gross damages of over $5 million, making the verdict in favor of The Pep Boys even more significant.
The trial team in the courtroom included Jerry Popovich, the managing partner of the firm's Orange & Inland Counties Office, and Brad Bleichner, a partner from the Los Angeles Office. Also on the team were Scott Goldberg, managing partner for the firm's Toxic Tort Group, and Vincent Errante of Darger & Errante from New York, who serves as national counsel for The Pep Boys. Other attorneys and paralegals from the Selman Breitman Los Angeles office also assisted in obtaining this win for Manny, Moe, and Jack.
This victory continues Selman Breitman's string of success on behalf of its clients in the area of toxic tort litigation. For further information about this case or other toxic tort matters, please contact Scott Goldberg at 310.689.7017 or email@example.com.