When it comes to handling lawsuits at the appellate level, Baron & Budd has more experience and resources than the typical mesothelioma law firm.

How an Appeal Works

In a mesothelioma lawsuit, there are times when a verdict will be sent to a higher court for review. This higher court is known as the court of appeals. Asbestos companies sometimes appeal cases in an attempt to either reduce the amount of the mesothelioma verdict or have it totally thrown out so that the company does not have to pay it.

A client can still achieve a positive outcome in a case even if it goes to the appellate level.

The mesothelioma lawyers with Baron & Budd have a long track record of successfully protecting their verdicts once they reach the appellate level. We have not only successfully protected the majority of our verdicts across the country throughout our history, we have protected nearly all of our California verdicts that have been appealed. This is a track record very few law firms can claim.

During the entirety of our 35-year history, the mesothelioma attorneys with Baron & Budd have accumulated a great deal of experience regarding how virtually every state’s appeals court system works. We have both appealed and succeeded in many mesothelioma cases, and we are prepared to fight for our clients throughout the entire process of their cases. We will never be intimidated by companies trying to use the appeals system to dodge responsibility for their actions by appealing a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Appellate Wins – U.S. Supreme Court

Norfolk & Western Ry. Co. v. Ayers, 123 S. Ct. 1210 (2003)
Ortiz v. Fibreboard Corp., 526 U.S. 815, 119 S. Ct. 2295 (1999)
Amchem Products v. Windsor, 521 U.S. 591, 117 S. Ct. 2231, 138 L.Ed2d 689 (1997)

Appellate Wins – Federal Appeals Court

Freier v. Westinghouse Electric Co., 303 F.3d 176 (2d Cir. 2002)
Welch v. Celotex Corp., 951 F.2d 1235 (11th Cir. 1992)
Willis v. Raymark Indus., Inc., 905 F.2d 793 (4th Cir. 1990)
McCleary v. Armstrong World Industries, Inc., 913 F.2d 257 (5th Cir. 1990)
Edwards v. Armstrong World Indus., Inc., 911 F.2d 1151 (5th Cir. 1990)
Aguirre v. Armstrong World Indus., Inc., 901 F.2d 1256 (5th Cir. 1990)
McNair v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., 890 F.2d 753 (5th Cir. 1989)
Irving v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., 864 F.2d 383 (5th Cir. [Tex.] 1989), cert. denied, 493 U.S. 823, 110 S.Ct. 83, 107 L.Ed.2d 49 (1989)
In re Temple, 851 F.2d 1269 (11th Cir. 1988)
Goad v. Celotex Corp., 831 F.2d 508 (4th Cir. 1987), cert. denied, 487 U.S. 1218 (1988)
Meyer v. Armstrong World Indus., Inc., 820 F.2d 329 (9th Cir. 1987)
Bickel v. Burkhart, 632 F.2d 1251 (5th Cir. 1980)

Appellate Wins in Alabama

Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp. v. Gant, 662 So.2d 255 (Ala. 1995)
Pace v. Armstrong World Industries, Inc., 578 So.2d 281 (Ala. 1991)
Ridling v. Armstrong World Industries, Inc., et al., 627 F.Supp. 1057 (S.D. Ala. 1986)

Appellate Wins in Arizona

Associated Aviation Underwriters v. Wood, 209 Ariz. 137, 98 P.3d 572 (Ariz. App. Div. 2 2004).
Valenzuela v. Brown, 186 Ariz. 105, 919 P.2d 1376 (Ariz. App. Div. 2 1996).

Appellate Wins in California

California Water Service Co. v. Dow Chemical Co., 2008 WL 4851234 (N.D.Cal. October 30, 2008) (slip copy)
Norris v. Crane Co., No. B196031, 2008 WL 638361 (Cal. App. 2 Dist. Mar 11, 2008) (unpublished).
Nelson v. Superior Court, 144 Cal.App.4th 689, 50 Cal.Rptr.3d 684 (Cal. App. 3 Dist. 2006).

Appellate Wins in Colorado

Rice v. Armstrong World Indus., Inc., 653 F. Supp. 763 (D. Colo. 1987)
Gibson v. Armstrong World Industries, Inc., 648 F.Supp. 1538 (D. Colo. 1986)

Appellate Wins in Florida

Holloway v. Armstrong World Industries, Inc. 557 So. 2d 611 (Fla. App. 1990, review denied)
Oakes v. Pittsburgh Corning Corp., 546 So. 2d 427 (Fla. App. 1989)
Dorse v. Armstrong World Indus., Inc., 513 So.2d 1265 (Fla. 1987)
Mashburn v. Armstrong World Indus., Inc., 489 So.2d 1194 (Fla App. 1986, review denied)
Eagle Picher Indus., Inc. v. Cox, 481 So.2d 517 (Fla. App. 1985, review denied)
Vilardebo v. Keene Corp., 431 So.2d 620 (Fla. App. 1983, appeal dism’d)
Brown v. Armstrong World Indus., Inc., 441 So.2d 1098 (Fla.App. 1983, review denied)

Appellate Wins in Illinois

Kochan v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., 242 Ill.App.3d 781, 610 N.E.2d 683, 182 Ill.Dec. 814 (Ill.App. 1993) appeal denied, 152 Ill.2d 561, 622 N.E.2d 1200, 190 Ill.Dec. 891 (1993), cert. denied, 5100 S. 1177, 114 S.Ct. 1219, 127 L.Ed.2d 565 (1994)

Appellate Wins in Iowa

Wilber v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., 476 N.W.2d 74 (Iowa 1991)

Appellate Wins in Louisiana

Rando v. Anco Insul., Inc., 2007-2093 (La.App. 1 Cir. 5/2/08), 2008 WL 2068080 (unpublished).
Graves v. Riverwood Intern. Corp., 41,810 (La. App. 2 Cir. 1/31/07), 2007 WL 258273, __ So.2d __
Abram v. EPEC Oil Co., 2005-0626, 936 So.2d 209 (La. App. 4 Cir. 6/28/06), writ denied 2006-2147, 942 So.2d 537 (La. 11/17/06)
Thomas v. A.P. Green Industries, Inc., 2005-1064, 933 So.2d 843 (La. App. 4 Cir. 5/31/06)
Roberts v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., 878 So.2d 631 (La.App. 1st Cir. 2004)
Emery v. Owens-Corporation, 2000-2144 (La. App. 1 Cir. 11/9/01), 813 So.2d 441, writ denied, 2002-0635 (La. 5/10/02), 815 So.2d 842.

Appellate Wins in Missouri

Bennett v. Owens-Corning Fibreglas Corp., 896 S.W.2d 464 (Mo. 1995)

Appellate Wins in New York

Ford v. Pulmosan Safety Equipment Corp., 52 A.D.3d 710, 862 N.Y.S.2d 56 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008).
Plumb v. A.C. and S., Inc., 759 N.Y.S.2d 809 (N.Y. App. Div. 2003)
Arnold v. Dow Chemical Co., 32 F.Supp. 2d 584 (E.D.N.Y. 1999)

Appellate Wins in Texas

Pustejovsky v. Rapid-American Corp., 35 S.W. 3d 643 (Tex. 2000)
Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp. v. Malone, 972 S.W.2d 35 (Tex. 1998)
Norfolk Southern Ry. Co. v. Bailey, 92 S.W.3d 577 (Tex. App. – Austin 2002, no pet.)
White v. CBS Corporation, 996 S.W.2d 920 (Tex.App. – Austin 1999, pet. denied)
North American Refractories Company v. Easter, 988 S.W.2d 904 (Tex.App. – Corpus Christi 1999, pet. denied)
Pittsburgh Corning Corp. v. Thomas, 668 S.W.2d 876 (Tex. App. Houston [14th Dist.] 1984, no writ)
Pittsburgh Corning Corp. v. Walters, 1 S.W.3d 759 (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi 1999, pet. denied)
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation v. Martin, 942 S.W.2d 712 (Tex.App. – Dallas 1997, no writ)
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation v. Keeton, 922 S.W.2d 658 (Tex.App. – Austin 1996, writ denied)
Smith v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 927 S.W. 2d 85 (Tex. App. – Houston 1996, writ denied)
Keene Corp. v. Belford, 881 S.W.2d 608, (Tex.App. – Corpus Christi 1994, no writ)
Keene Corporation v. Rogers, 863 S.W.2d 168 (Tex.App. – Texarkana 1993, writ dism’d)
Keene Corp. v. Gardner, 837 S.W.2d 224 (Tex. App. – Dallas 1992, writ denied).
Dow Chemical Co. v. Alfaro, 786 S.W.2d 674 (Tex. 1990), cert. denied, 498 U.S. 1024 (1991)
Wall v. Owens-Corning Fibreglas Corp., 602 F.Supp. 252 (N.D. Tex. 1985)
Privitt v. City of Irving, 666 S.W.2d 541 (Tex. App. Corpus Christi 1983, writ ref’d n.r.e.)

Appellate Wins in Washington

Ruiz-Guzman v. Amvac Chemical Corp., 7 P.3d 795 (Wash. 2000)

Appellate Wins in West Virginia

Walker v. Liggett Group, Inc., 175 F.R.D. 226, 38 Fed.R. Serv. 3d 377 (S.D. W. Va. 1997)

Appellate Wins in Wisconsin

Anderson v. Combustion Engineering, Inc., 647 N.W.2d 460 (Wis. Ct. App. 2002)

Results depend on the facts of each case.