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EXPERT WITNESS ____________________________________________________________

  • Support for law firms and shipyards engaged in REAs, ADR or litigation that involves the cost, schedule and performance of shipbuilding and ship repair programs
  • Support For Asbestos And Mesothelioma Personal Injury Lawsuits

Richmond Consulting is able to offer testimony regarding U.S. Navy and commercial ship design, construction and maintenance. In particular this will address the specifications for and use of asbestos contained insulation, including asbestos aboard ship and present in shipyards for various marine engineering applications. This includes boilers, steam generators, main and auxiliary steam systems, and the equipment connected to the steam systems, i.e., pumps, valves, as well as the use of asbestos for insulation, lagging, gaskets and packing aboard ships and in shipyards. This includes testimony to the authenticity and meaning of records, specifications, qualified products lists and other documents pertaining to Navy and commercial ship construction and repair and overhaul. Testimony is also routinely provided regarding research, development, design, engineering, procurement and shipyard production practices for the Navy and commercial ships in regard to asbestos containing materials on board ship and in shipyard shops.

R. BRUCE WOODRUFF EXPERT WITNESS CASES — DEPOSED | 2011-2016

DATE CASE TITLE
LAW FIRM & ATTORNEY
AUG. 2, 2016
ASBESTOS: HENSLEY V. 3M COMPANY ET AL
MOTLEY RICE LAW FIRM CHRIS SWETT
JUNE 2, 2016
ASBESTOS: MCGOWAN V. VENTURA FOODS, INC.
JOHN MCKAY LAW FIRM JOHN MCKAY
MAR. 19, 2015
ASBESTOS: AMENT V. JOHN CRANE
LAW OFFICE PETER ANGELOS BRUCE HILL
JAN. 22, 2015
ASBESTOS: LUND V. AIR & LIQUID SYSTEMS  CORPORATION WEITZ & LUXENBERG CARLOS GUZMAN
JAN. 28, 2014
ASBESTOS: CARAFFA V. CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES LIPCON, MARGULIES, ALSINA & WINKLEMAN (MIAMI) MICHAEL WINKLEMAN
SEPT. 11, 2013
ASBESTOS: BAUER V. ALFA LAVAL, ET AL EARLY, LUC., SWEEN. & MEISENKOTHEN LLC. E. TAVELLI
JAN. 9, 2013

ASBESTOS: KEENER V. BUFFALO PUMPS, ET AL (4TH TESTIMONY)

EARLY, LUCARELLI, SWEENEY. & MEISENKOTHEN, LLC. CHRIS MEISENKOTHEN
NOV. 27, 2012
ASBESTOS: KEENER V. BUFFALO PUMPS, ET AL (3RD TESTIMONY) EARLY, LUCARELLI, SWEENEY. & MEISENKOTHEN, LLC. CHRIS MEISENKOTHEN
OCT. 16, 2012
ASBESTOS: CANNON V. CBS CORP. ET AL (2ND TESTIMONY) EARLY, LUC., SWEEN. & MEISENKOTHEN LLC. B. KENNEY
SEPT. 19, 2012
ASBESTOS: OUELLETTE * V AW CHESTERTON, ET AL (2ND TESTIMONY) EARLY, LUC., SWEEN. & MEISENKOTHEN LLC. E. TAVELLI
AUG. 22, 2012
ASBESTOS: CANNON V. CBS CORP. ET AL EARLY, LUC., SWEEN. & MEISENKOTHEN LLC. B. KENNEY
JUL. 11, 2012
ASBESTOS: THOMAS V. AIR & FLUIDS SYS. CORP. ET AL EARLY, LUC., SWEEN. & MEISENKOTHEN LLC. E. TAVELLI
JULY 10, 2012
ASBESTOS: GIRTMAN V. ACE HARDWARE ET AL EARLY, LUC., SWEEN. & MEISENKOTHEN LLC. E. MURRAY
JUNE 6, 2012
ASBESTOS: OUELLETTE V A.W. CHESTERON ET AL EARLY, LUC., SWEEN. & MEISENKOTHEN LLC. E. MURRAY
FEB. 10, 2011
ASBESTOS: KEENER V. BUFFALO PUMPS#CCCCCC, ET AL EARLY, LUDWICK & SWEENEY, LLC. CHRIS MEISENKOTHEN, BRIAN KENNEY

SEPT. 22, 2010

ASBESTOS: BARAGAR V. ASBESTOS DEFENDANTS, HONEYWELL/BENDIX ET AL PERKINS COIE, SAN FRANCISCO SC
D. BIDERMAN/D. FRIEDMAN

MAR. 25, 2010

ASBESTOS: KEENER V. A.W. CHESTERTON, ET AL BUFFALO PUMPS EARLY, LUDWICK & SWEENEY, LLC. CHRIS MEISENKOTHEN

MAR. 11, 2010

ASBESTOS: MILLER V. BORG WARNER MORSE, HONEYWEL ET AL PERKINS COIE LOS ANGELES SC
D. BIDERMAN/ D. FRIEDMAN

JAN. 12, 2010

ASBESTOS: RIEMANN v. AALBORG IND., BUFFALO PUMPS,   ET AL EARLY, LUDWICK & SWEENEY, LLC. RICH BULLOCK, DONNI YOUNG

EXPERT WITNESS _______________________________________________________________

Support for U.S. Government, law firms, and shipyards engaged in U.S. government Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs), contract issues and claims litigation involving cost, schedule and performance of shipbuilding and ship repair programs

Richmond Consulting has more than 40 years of experience in the maritime industry and specifically with the Department of Defense, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Justice, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The practice centers on contractual aspects of the design, operation, and maintenance of Navy, Coast Guard, and NOAA ships as well as the optimal design and production execution for shipyards and the shipbuilding and repair industry. As may be seen from the below table, this includes litigation support, not only for commercial shipyards, but also for the Navy, Coast Guard, Department of Justice, and numerous national law firms. The assignments often involve assistance to parties engaged in claims, government Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs), that is, litigation that involves the cost, schedule and performance of shipbuilding for new construction as well as ship repair programs.

R. BRUCE WOODRUFF — EXPERT WITNESS CASES

DATE SUBJECT

ENGAGEMENT OR CASE TITLE** REPRESENTED

COMPANY CLIENT OR LAW FIRM & ATTORNEY STATUS
MAR.-AUG. 2011 SHIPYARD: Industry Team Member Evaluating Shipyard Proposal For Ship To U.S. NAVY.
TEXTRON LAND & MARINE SYSTEMS** , NEW ORLEANS AND SLIDELL, LOUISIANA

EDWARD BROWN, L-3 UNIDYNE, NORFOLK VA

COMPLETED

MAR. 2010

SHIPYARD: Evaluation Of Nassco San Diego Shipyard Improvement Weight Handling Project
NATIONAL SHIPBUILDING RESEARCH PROGRAM, CHARLESTON, SC
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (ATI) CHARLESTON SC RICK SELF
COMPLETED

MAR 2006 - JAN 2010

SHIPYARD: $300 Million Claim- Request For Equitable Adjustment For National Security Cutter (NSC) Designed & Built By Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascagoula, MS U.S. COAST GUARD** V. INTEGRATED COAST GUARD SYSTEMS (ICGS) (NORTHROP GRUMMAN,LOCKH EED MARTIN) CONTRACT REA CHANGE REQUEST.

USCG DEEPWATER SHIPBUILDING PROGRAM, WASHINGTON, DC
ANDREW SQUIRE,
BYRON J BRAUN

SETTLED

JUNE 2008

SHIPYARD: Request For Equitable Adjustment For Propulsion Systems Improvement On MSC Ships

L 3 POWER PARAGO** CORP ANAHEIM, CA WITH US NAVY, VERSUS U.S. NAVY MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND (MSC)

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATE
MARK SIMON, NEW YORK, NY

SETTLED

MAY 2004

DOD BASE: Serious Injury To Worker At Navy Facility In Maryland

RYAN** V. US NAVY

KALFUS LAW FIRM, NORFOLK, VA JESSE SUIT

SETTLED

MAR 2002

SHIPYARD: Assessment Of Production Problem Report In Shipyard

LAKE MICHIGAN CONTRACTORS V.
THE MANITOWOC CO, INC**

WILLIAMS MULLEN NORFOLK, VA MIKE GARDNER

SETTLED

FEB 2002

SHIPYARD: Design Problems On Anchor Windlass On Board Us Navy Fast Support Ships Constructed At Nassco San Diego

J. J. MCMULLEN ASSOC. INC** V.
EDGEWATER MACHINE FABRICATORS

JACOBS LAW FIRM
ALEXANDRIA, VA
CARMEN JACOBS

SETTLED

DEC 2001

FACTORY PRODUCTION. (INTERNATIONAL) Design Processes, Manufacturing & Production Processes In Luxembourg Factory

BABINGTON  V. ELECTROLUX AB** (NETHERLANDS)

FRANTZ WARD LLP
CLEVELAND, OH NEAL RAINS

SETTLED
JUNE 2001

SHIPYARD: Death Of Sailor On Board Dd 963 Class Ship Built By Ingalls Shipyard,Pascagoula, MS

WISE** V. INGALLS SHIPBUILDING

PETERS, REDDITT, WILLOUGHBY ET AL, MOBILE, ALABAMA
CHRIS PETERS
SETTLED

MAR 2001

SHIPYARD: Death Of Shipyard Worker On Board Air. Carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

WELLINGTON V. UNITED STATE** V.
EARL INDUSTRIES

US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, WASH DC DAMON MILLER

SETTLED

AUGUST 2000

SHIPYARD: (INTERNATIONAL) Multiple Boiler Casualties On Disney Big Red Boat Cruise Ship-- Faulty Design, Workmanship At Italian Shipyard

PREMIER CRUISE LINES V. SIEMENS AG**

TROUTMAN SANDERS
ATLANTA, GA
JIM LAMBERTH

SETTLED

JUNE 2000

SHIPYARD: Contract Request For Equitable Adjustment For Design & Growth Work On Navy Ship USS Mt Whitney

PROTEST: REA AEPCO MARINE** V.
UNITED STATES

VANDEVER BLACK
NORFOLK, VA
DAN WECKSTEIN

SETTLED

APRIL 2000

SHIPYARD: (INTERNATIONAL) Assessment Of Norfolk NAVAL Shipyard Production Costs To Repair Saudi Merchant Ship After Collision Between US NAVY Destroyer Radford (DD 968) & Saudi Arabian Vessel SS Saudi Riyadh

NATIONAL SHIPPING CO OF SAUDI ARABIA**
V. UNITED STATES

VANDEVER BLACK
NORFOLK, VA
DAN WECKSTEIN

SETTLED

MAR 2000

SHIPYARD: Contract Protest Of Award Of Surface Ship Maintenance Contract To Atlantic Marine, Jacksonville, FL

PROTEST: METRO MACHINE** V.
ATLANTIC DRYDOCK

VANDEVER BLACK
NORFOLK, VA
DAN WECKSTEIN

SETTLED

1997-1998

SHIPYARD: $75 Million Shipbuilding Claim & Request For Equitable Adjustment (REA) - NAVY Ship Design Process And Incomplete Design Causing Cost Overruns And Schedule Delays

MCDERMOTT CORP V. UNITED STATES* *, COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS

US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, DC
GERALD ALEXANDER

SETTLED
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