In December, 2014, Watkins & Eager, PLLC members Walter T. Johnson, Joseph G. Baladi, and Corey D. Hinshaw obtained a defense verdict after two weeks of trial in a respirator product liability case set in Hinds County, Mississippi, Circuit Court. The verdict marks the fourth defense verdict in Mississippi silica litigation since April of 2013 for attorneys Johnson, Baladi, Hinshaw, and their trial team.