Kazan Law Ranks #2 in Million Dollar Verdicts of 2013
I am proud to announce that our asbestos law firm has been recognized for having the second highest ranking for a product liability verdict in the important annual California’s Million Dollar Verdicts list published by the authoritative source of California legal news The Recorder. This victory was the eighth highest among all verdicts awarded in California in 2013.
Kazan Law rated this honor for our June 5, 2013 verdict awarding plaintiffs Rose-Marie and Martin Grigg a total of $27,342,500 in damages for Mrs. Grigg’s asbestos-caused mesothelioma.
Evidence introduced during the trial showed that Owens-Illinois, Inc. knew that asbestos exposure could cause death as early as the 1930s and that test results on the company’s Kaylo brand of insulation showed that exposure to the asbestos in the product could cause fatal disease.
Owens-Illinois nonetheless advertised Kaylo as “non-toxic” and did not state that the product contained asbestos. Kaylo was packaged in boxes without warning about the health hazards associated with asbestos exposure.
“If we live in a society where product manufacturers are not held responsible for products once those products leave their possession, the world we live in is a dangerous place,” Kazan Law partner Joseph D. Satterley said to the jury when he asked them to find justice for Mrs. and Mr. Grigg.
The Recorder is the leading source of important California legal news and information. For over a century, it has provided legal news that California companies and law firms rely on to stay up to date on a wide spectrum of legal issues. In both its print and digital editions, it focuses on legal developments that are considered important news in litigation and judiciary matters.
The Recorder’s annual California Top Verdicts & Settlements issue is one of their most anticipated issues of the year. Making it on there is a sign we’re one of this nation’s best asbestos law firms.
This important annual compilation list is based on VerdictSearch, a comprehensive database of civil and criminal court cases, jury verdicts, legal judgments and settlements. The Recorder’s list highlights the top verdicts of California law firms from the year that just ended. It will be available on The Recorder’s site for the entire year