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Welcome to Robert W. Johnson & Associates

Robert W. Johnson & Associates, one of the nation's leading litigation economics consulting firms, specializes in quantifying and illustrating economic, non-economic and punitive damages.

We provide attorneys with accurate and understandable answers to complex litigation economics questions. Our forensic economists evaluate each case individually and provide the analysis you need to substantiate the client's present and future losses. We also offer a wide range of services to the legal community, including the evaluation and negotiation of structured settlements. read more...

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ASBESTOS/ASBSESTOSIS

LOS ANGELES JURY AWARDS $200 MILLION IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR SECONDHAND ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Mrs. Evans contracted mesothelioma from the asbestos dust that her husband brought home on his work uniform every day during the early 1970s. At the time, Mr. Evans was an employee of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and his regular job duties included cutting asbestos cement pipe within both the City and County of Los Angeles.

Neither Mrs. Evans nor Mr. Evans was aware of the asbestos hazard at the time. CertainTeed manufactured the asbestos cement water pipe. CertainTeed knew about the risk of getting mesothelioma from the release of asbestos fibers while cutting its water pipe. CertainTeed also knew about the risk of getting mesothelioma when exposed in low doses and was aware of the risk to household members from exposure to clothes of family members working with their product. CertainTeed failed to warn users of the mesothelioma risk. read more...


LOS ANGELES JURY AWARDS 76-YEAR-OLD OIL REFINERY WORKER $14.876M FOR ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Mr. Amanollah Shahabi, a 76-year-old Iranian-American engineer, worked at oil refineries for over forty years in Iran and the U.S.  Mr. Shahabi specialized in pre-commissioning and commissioning oil refineries for the state run National Iranian Oil Company.  Mr. Shahabi was heavily involved in operations and management of the oil refineries. 

For over forty years, Mr. Shahabi was exposed to asbestos-coated and asbestos-containing parts when he worked at oil refineries.  In June 2007, Mr. Shahabi was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a terminal cancer caused by asbestos exposure... read more...


ECONOMIST’S TESTIMONY AIDS JURY IN AWARDING $10.3 MILLION FOR ASBESTOS EXPOSED RETIREE

George Barnes, a union ship fitter, had worked at the Long Beach Naval shipyard for 25 years before retiring in 1992. Prior to his 60th birthday, Mr. Barnes, who had never smoked, began experiencing a persistent cough and noticed that his lung capacity had diminished.

He went to see his doctor and the doctor was suspicious of the symptoms and requested an x-ray of his chest. The resulting image showed a large mass in the right side of his chest and a collapsed right lung. The doctor was unable to determine the type of mass, so he consulted a pulmonologist.

Mr. Barnes was then sent to a surgeon who performed a biopsy. After receiving the biopsy results, the doctors determined that Mr. Barnes was suffering from terminal mesothelioma, a lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure... read more...


 

news flash
RWJA 2013 Year-End
Verdicts Summary

Robert W. Johnson & Associates is proud to provide a listing of the firm's top verdicts of 2013. Key verdicts during 2013 included the wrongful death case of Medina, et al. v. BorgWarner, Inc., et al., with a verdict of $38,890,000. Combined with eight other major cases during the year, Robert W. Johnson & Associates contributed financial testimony in verdicts amounting to $113,657,533.


Economic Expert James Mills Testifies at Over 250 Depositions

Robert W. Johnson & Associates congratulates economics expert James Mills. An employee of RWJA for over 12 years, Mr. Mills has testified in over 250 depositions.

Mr. Mills has also testified in trial 20 times. He has never failed to qualify as an economic expert at the trial level. His testimony has been accepted in state courts in Alameda, Fresno, Los Angeles, Mendocino, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Joaquin and Ventura counties. Additionally he has been admitted as an economic expert in state courts in Oregon, Nevada and Washington.

Attorney’s Comments Regarding Mr. Mills’ punitive damages testimony at trial: "Mr. Mills helped the jury to understand the true financial condition of the defendant. Although the defendant has not operated for decades, Mr. Mills was able to examine historical documents, including old news releases, and explain to the jury in clear and understandable terms how that information revealed the defendant’s actual financial condition. Mr. Mills was able to take tax return information received during trial and convey that data to the jury in a way that supported his opinions and assisted them in their task.”


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