MADISON, WISCONSIN, July 21, 2017 – O’Connell, Tivin, Griffin & Burns LLC, a national litigation firm, secured a defense verdict in Wisconsin for a sealing product manufacturer, which was the only remaining defendant at trial.
Our client was represented by Daniel Griffin and Megan McCormick from OTGB’s Milwaukee office. Plaintiffs claimed Ronald Carroll’s mesothelioma was caused by his work with asbestos-containing products during his service in the U.S. Navy as a boiler tender and during his work as a plant helper, auxiliary operator and boiler operator for Wisconsin Power and Light.
The United States District Court – Western Division of Wisconsin jury reached a unanimous verdict in favor of our client in a matter of hours, rejecting allegations of negligence and strict liability. The Honorable William Conley presided over the trial.
Plaintiffs were represented by Sam Iola and Steve Schulte in association with the Simon Greenstone Panitier Bartlett law firm. Testifying on behalf of the plaintiffs was Dr. Edwin Holstein. Plaintiffs also called our client’s corporate representative to testify in their case-in-chief. Trial paralegal, Susan Brooks, assisted the team throughout all aspects of the trial.