Dean Omar Gets Big Win in Court Over Fisher Controls LLC in Asbestos Case

March 9, 2022 0 Comments

Asbestos is a very dangerous substance which is a fact that many corporate entities have conveniently ignored to the peril of their employees and customers. This was the case in the lawsuit involving Rita Glenn, the widow of the deceased Thomas Glenn who had died just months after being diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, and Fisher Controls LLC. Represented by Dean Omar Branham Shirley, Rita Glenn was ultimately awarded $2 million in compensatory damages, another $2 million in punitive damages, and $1 for the loss of consortium with her husband. Here is how Dean Omar won the case.

The Two Acquittals

One of the most notable things about this case is the fact that in addition to Fisher, two other companies were taken to court: Carboline Co., and Crosby Valves LLC. These two were acquitted by the jury, however, leaving Fisher on the hook for the death of Thomas Glenn.

Fisher’s Defense

One of Fisher’s key arguments in their defense was the fact that Duke Energies, Thomas Glenn’s employer, knew of the dangers. Fisher said that since Duke wanted Thomas, he knew the dangers of asbestos. However, this defense would not be enough thanks to the efforts of Dean Omar.

Wanton Recklessness

The jury was very harsh on Fisher for its role in the death of Thomas Glenn, and even labeled the company’s actions as being “willful, wanton, and reckless.” This allowed Dean Omar to secure $5.1 million in damages for their client, and help make the community a better place.