Results from Our Cases
When you’re considering a potential lawsuit, it’s important to find an attorney with the experience and track record for successful recoveries and settlements. In the past 35 years, Galiher DeRobertis Waxman has been successful at trial and in settlement negotiations. We will aggressively pursue your case.
Success at Trial
Although almost all cases are settled out of court, our firm has been very successful for our clients in the courtroom. The Galiher law firm has tried over 50 jury trials to verdict in asbestos litigation. Our two most recent verdicts were awards of $5.3 million and $9.8 million.
Success in Settlements
Our firm has helped recover more than $600 million for asbestos victims in the past 35 years. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars in non-asbestos personal injury or wrongful death suits, including significant class-action settlements. Galiher DeRobertis Waxman also obtained a $1.38 Billion Legal Settlement from the Tobacco Industry.
Success on Appeals
Our record is outstanding in the appellate courts. When the jury verdicts from our trials have been appealed, our firm has successfully defended those verdicts on appeal.
Landmark Settlement with Johns-Manville
In 1982, the Galiher law firm negotiated a landmark settlement with Johns-Manville corporation, the largest manufacturer and seller of asbestos products in the Western Hemisphere. After negotiating a $5 million aggregate settlement on behalf of 141 asbestos plaintiffs, we demanded that Johns-Manville post a bond to guarantee its settlement. As a result, all of our clients received their settlements even when Johns-Manville declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy – a bankruptcy that left thousands of asbestos victims without any recovery from this major asbestos company for many years.
Uncovering Massive Fraud – The Travelers Insurance Company Settlement
While representing our clients, we uncovered a massive fraud by one of the defendants in the asbestos litigation. As a result, we ultimately helped to assemble a multi-state team and negotiate a settlement of $400 million with The Travelers Insurance Companies for thousands of asbestos claimants.
Every Case Is Unique
Every asbestos case is unique, and any recovery is based on the particular facts of the case at hand. Prior results cannot guarantee the results in future cases. The Galiher law firm will work tirelessly to obtain the best results for its clients.