Thomas S. Calder

Experience

Chemical Exposure Class Action Litigation

Successfully resolved class action litigation against our client, the operator of a resins manufacturing facility, where plaintiffs asserted claims for personal injury and diminution in property value from the alleged aerial release of chemicals into a surrounding residential neighborhood. After extensive discovery and pretrial motion practice, a Daubert hearing, and the commencement of a jury trial, the case was settled.

Maynard v. Owens Illinois, Inc.

Defended Owens Illinois, Inc. in a product liability action alleging serious burn injuries from a “Mr. Wizard” chemistry set. The case was tried to a defense verdict, which was successfully upheld on appeal.