- IBM Workers Litigation – New York, Vermont and California
Multiple plaintiffs alleged health issues as result of employment in IBM semiconductor facilities and alleged resultant exposure to hazardous chemicals. Conducted field investigations, forensic reconstruction of historical facilities, research into relevant period standard of care and consulted with the litigation team concerning cleanroom design and industrial ventilation systems. Particular emphasis on potential exposure of workers to chemicals as a result of allegedly improper industrial ventilation and local exhaust systems. In addition, issues related to improper construction, operational practices and non-compliance with codes and ordinances were alleged, therefore these were evaluated. Plaintiff claims were resolved on the basis of a unanimous jury verdict for IBM at trial in San Jose California. Represented defendants.