Adams v. Cooper Industries, Inc.
Reprinted with permission of Woodward, Hobson & Fulton, LLP Law Firm (WHF)
Case 1: Adams v. Cooper Industries, Inc.
Four bellwether plaintiffs, approved by the Court as being representative of the group, alleged that
their exposure caused Non-Hodgkins’ Lymphoma, diabetes, advanced liver disease resulting in
transplantation, hypothyroidism and female reproductive problems. Upon completion of discovery
the Court (United States District Court), sustained the motion of the Defendant to strike the Plaintiffs
five expert witnesses who were retained to testify as to issues of causation between the exposure and the
Plaintiffs’ claimed illnesses. Dismissal was on the basis that the testimony of the experts was not sufficient to meet federal evidentiary standards. Subsequently, the Defendant’s Motion of Summary
Judgment, dismissing the claims of the four representative Plaintiffs, was sustained.
Result: Donald L. Corwin, P.E., Therm-A-Cor Consulting, Inc. was an expert witness for the Law Firm WHF who represented Cooper Industries.