James Mills, a Robert W. Johnson & Associates (RWJA) testifying economist, was retained to provide economic testimony on the financial condition (economic health, wealth & status) and ability to pay punitive damages for Kaiser Gypsum Co., Inc.
Location: San Francisco, California
Case: John Casey and Patricia Casey v. Kaiser Gypsum Co., Inc.
Court: Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Francisco, No. CGC-10-275517.
Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Gilbert Purcell, Novato, California.
Judge: The Honorable Donald Sullivan.
Case Synopsis: The plaintiff, John Casey, worked for 40 years as a plumber. In January of 2010 Mr. Casey was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
In the first phase of the trial, the jury awarded Mr. and Mrs. Casey a total of $21,273,421 in compensatory damages including $1,273,421 in economic damages, $15 Million in non-economic damages and $5 Million in loss of consortium damages. The jury also found that the threshold for deciding punitive damages had been met and additional testimony on Kaiser Gypsum’s financial condition would be required.