Henderson v. ACandS, Inc. and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation

Case Summary
John Henderson, a 59 year-old native of Washington State was diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma, in 2000. He and his wife of 25 years have three children. Mr. Henderson was a member of the Aluminum, Brick and Glass Union – Local #310 in Wenatchee, Washington. He worked at an industrial plant in the area from 1968 to 2000 as a pot liner, tapper and carbon setter. While there, he was regularly exposed to various asbestos-containing products throughout his career. In 2001, Mr. Henderson was awarded a verdict at trial.


  • October 2001
  • $803,366.00 judgment
  • $1,700,000 negligence

Case Information

  • John and Linda Henderson v. ACandS, Inc. and Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation
  • Cause No. 01-2-02403-5 SEA


  • Superior Court of the State of Washington King County
  • Hon. Ann Schindler, presiding

Plaintiff’s Counsel

Waters Kraus & Paul, LLP, Dallas, Texas

  • David C. Greenstone
  • George Bready
  • Tanja Martini

D. W. Grimsley, Jr., LLP, Decatur, Alabama

  • D. W. Grimsley

Law Office of Thomas J. Owens, Seattle, Washington

  • Thomas J. Owens

Defense Counsel

Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch P.S., Inc., Seattle, Washington (For ACandS, Inc.)

  • Howard T. Hall

Kirkpatrick Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, Seattle, Washington (For Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation)

  • G. William Shaw

Disclaimer – Results obtained depend on the facts of each case. Award amounts are not actual cash amounts received by plaintiffs. Deductions are made for liens, attorney fees and expenses.

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