a center of refineries and shipyards for more than fifty years,
the San Francisco Bay Area has provided prime venues for many
thousands of suits filed by workers claiming asbestos-related
| Nye | Becht LLP clients range from major
mines and manufacturers of insulation to such second, third,
or fourth wave defendants as retailers, contractors, and property
owners. Our attorneys have defended these cases since the
beginning. We retain nationally and internationally recognized
experts in defense of our clients. We have also worked with
local judges to develop systems for efficient and cost-effective
attorneys receive defense verdicts at trial on a regular basis.
For example, we successfully established a contractor's lack
of negligence in a case in which other defendants were faced
with a verdict in excess of $500,000. In another matter, we
proved to a jury that the decedent and his employer were the
cause of his fatal, asbestos-related illness. In yet another,
we received a defense verdict by establishing that smoking
was the overwhelming cause of lung cancer in a man, even though
asbestos was a conceded contribution.
importantly, our lawyers devise "exit strategies,"
working with our clients to find methods most likely to dissuade
plaintiffs' attorneys from suing our clients. We have succeeded
in extracting clients from hundreds of cases on dismissals,
often completely resolving any asbestos-related claims against
them in Northern California.
client circumstance is different, and not every defendant
can be easily extracted from litigation. However, Adams |
Nye | Becht LLP has a proven track record
of reducing client exposure and expense from these troublesome
lawsuits, and successfully trying those cases that cannot