Caryl Richardson, Individually and as Independent Executrix of the Estate of Willis N. Whisnant, Jr., Deceased, et al vs. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., et al
MehaffyWeber worked with Cotton Schmidt representing E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. in a successful jury trial. This trial focused on the claims of Willis N. Whisnat, Jr., a pipefitter employed by B.F. Shaw, a general contractor. His family alleged that Whisnant developed mesothelioma and died in 1999 at 72 years of age as a result of exposure to asbestos while working for B.F. Shaw at DuPont’s Sabine River Works from 1966 to 1975. DuPont alleged that it was not negligent and not a proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury. The jury found that DuPont was not negligent. The judge granted a new trial and the team filed a mandamus and after multiple challenges on appeal, our team obtained a final judgment in DuPont’s favor.
In re E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 289 S.W.3d 861 (Tex.2009) (orig. proceeding).