The court docket may be a little less congested now, as 14 more settlements have been reached in Brent Coon inspired asbestos suits so massive that its plaintiffs habitually occupy the bulk of Judge Donald Floyd's 172nd District Court monthly docket.
Ten of the settlements came from the lawsuit, Helen Adams et al vs. AC&S et al, originally filed in 2004 by the Brent Coon & Associates law firm on behalf of more than 2,000 plaintiffs against around 400 corporations.
The remaining four settlements came from a much older lawsuit, Anderson Betty vs. Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp., first filed in 1998.
The suits allege the plaintiffs, or their deceased family members, were "exposed to large quantities of asbestos or asbestos-related products from the defendants, resulting in a variety of respiratory and other diseases."
All the suits' plaintiffs allege the defendants were negligent for failing to adequately warn of the dangers of asbestos exposure and failure to test products before entering them into the stream of commerce.
Defendant 3M Corporation is also specifically named for providing mask products to plaintiffs that did not provide adequate respiratory protection.
The settlement amounts were not disclosed. The plaintiffs were suing for past and future pain and suffering, past and future mental anguish, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, disfigurement, past and future physical impairment, medical bills and funeral bills in the event of death.
E-167892-Q Ernest Harry Best vs. A. C. & S., Inc., et al
E-167892-AH Joseph Campbell vs. A. C. & S., Inc., et al
E-167892-AL William Chandler vs. A. C. & S., Inc., et al
E-167892-BA Robert Douglas vs. A. C. & S., Inc., et al
E-167892-BQ Deilma Guthrie vs. A. C. & S., Inc., et al
E-167892-BR James Harden, Sr. vs. A. C. & S., Inc., et al
E-167892-BU Mattie D. Hayes vs. A. C. & S., Inc., et al
E-167892-EI Robert E. Myers vs. A. C. & S., Inc., et al
E-167892-FF Richard P. Bohanon vs. A. C. & S., Inc., et al
E-167892-FS John Fox vs. A. C. & S., Inc., et al
E-159526-AE Danny W. Parks, et ux vs. Owens Corning Fiberglas
E-159526-AV Margery Sargent, et al vs. Owens Corning Fiberglas
E-159526-BC W. E. Barkley, et al vs. Owens Corning Fiberglas
E-159526-BF Ruth Ferlito, et al vs. Owens Corning Fiberglas