Ed Hugo Wins Dismissal

Posted on Tuesday, 17 March 2009


Deanna (Wrongful death Gary) Short v. Foster Wheeler, LLC.: San Francisco County 
Superior Court, Case No. 443568

Date of Dismissal: March 17, 2009  

Judge: Hon. Robert L. Dondero, SFSC Dept. 6  

Trial Counsel:  
• Gilbert Purcell of Brayton Purcell 
for Plaintiff: Deanna (Gary) Short  
• Edward R. Hugo of HUGO PARKER, LLP
for Defendants Foster Wheeler, LLC.

Results: Dismissal

Facts and Allegations:

Plaintiff's filed a wrongful death complaint on March 22, 2006, alleging that decendent, Gary Short, died of mesothelioma as a result of his occupational exposure to asbestos In the Navy (1957-1961) and while employed by PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric) as an oiler/operator (1961-1966). Foster Wheeler denied Plaintiff's allegations and was dismissed by Plaintiff's after the conclusion of their opening statement.

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