McMahon DeGulis LLP Obtains Defense Verdict in Mesothelioma Case
On October 10, 2013, a jury in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court returned a defense verdict for John Crane Inc. in a mesothelioma case before Judge Harry Hanna in Estate of Ronald H. Thatcher, Deceased, v. 3M Company, et al., Case No. 754608. John Crane Inc., a supplier of gasket and packing products, was represented at trial by partners Stephen H. Daniels and Evan J. Palik of the Cleveland office of McMahon DeGulis LLP and Thomas Burns of the Chicago office of O'Connell, Tivin, Miller & Burns LLC.
After an eight day trial, the jury found that the plaintiff failed to prove that exposure to John Crane Inc.'s products was a substantial factor in causing his mesothelioma.
This victory is the latest in a long series of defense verdicts obtained by McMahon DeGulis LLP and O'Connell, Tivin, Miller & Burns in mesothelioma cases in both state and federal courts in Ohio.
McMahon DeGulis LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Christopher M. Potterton has joined the environmental law firm as an associate in the Columbus office. Christopher is the fourth attorney to join the firm in the last 18 months, further expanding the firm's presence throughout Ohio.
McMahon DeGulis is pleased to add Christopher to its team of experienced professionals. According to Partner Andrea Salimbene, "Christopher is an excellent addition to the Columbus office. His ability to break down and navigate complicated regulatory schemes, particularly in the areas of oil and gas and food safety law, adds significant value to our firm."
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