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|Italian Company Officials Sentenced for Mesothelioma Deaths|
Waters Kraus LLP;
August 16, 2016, previously published on August 8, 2016Most mesothelioma asbestos lawsuits in the United States do not end with a criminal conviction and jail sentence for those found to be responsible. Things recently went very differently for former company officials with Italian electronics company Olivetti. Several company managers were sentenced...
|Plaintiff Fails to Identify a Specific Asbestos Containing Product Manufactured, Delivered, Distributed or Supplied by the Defendant: Asbestos Injury Claim Dismissed|
Abrams Gorelick Friedman Jacobson LLP;
August 10, 2016, previously published on May 6, 2016A Complaint alleging asbestos injury has been dismissed as against one of numerous defendants where plaintiff failed "to adequately identify a specific asbestos containing product manufactured, delivered, distributed or supplied by the defendant ... which exposed the plaintiff to asbestos...
|Talc Litigation: The Big Picture|
Michael Jordan; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
August 5, 2016, previously published on May 20, 2016In 2015 and 2016, juries awarded $13 million in a talc case in California, and $72 million and $55 million in talc cases tried in Missouri.
|Americans Still at Risk for Mesothelioma from Asbestos|
Waters Kraus LLP;
July 29, 2016, previously published on June 6, 2016Decades after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began regulating and eventually banning the use of asbestos in a wide variety of products, asbestos continues to cause the deaths of thousands of Americans each year, including the roughly 3000 who are diagnosed every year with mesothelioma....
|Party Not Entitled to Counsel Fees for Either Negotiations or Litigation Involving Access Agreement for Remediation on Residential Property|
Kevin T. Bright, Lila Wynne; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
July 28, 2016, previously published on July 14, 2016In State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company v. Florkiewicz, 2008 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 572 (App. Div. 2008), State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Co. appealed from a judgment which granted Marion Florkiewicz’s application for counsel fees incident to the negotiation of an access...
|Delaware Court Clarifies Minimum Contacts Required for Jurisdiction|
Armand J. Della Porta; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016The Delaware Supreme Court recently issued an opinion on the requirements for establishing minimum contacts to determine jurisdiction in Genuine Parts Co. v. Cepec, C.A. No. N156-02-184 (April 18, 2016). In an asbestos case, the court followed the U.S. Supreme Court case of Daimler AG v. Bauman,...
|A Refresher on the Test for Gross Negligence: Zaravellas v. Armstrong, 2016 ONSC 3616|
Rebecca Bush, Jonathan Chen; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 10, 2016In a recent slip and fall decision, Zaravellas v. Armstrong, 2016 ONSC 3616, the Court found that the City of Toronto (the "City") sidewalk in question was not in a dangerous condition and that the City was not grossly negligent. Note that this decision also includes reasons for...
|Chronic Pain in Alberta: Know Your Case Before Going to Trial|
Justine Blanchet; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 8, 2016Alberta has very recently received another addition to the series of chronic pain cases which provides clarity on that particular type of injury and refines the scope of the Minor Injury Regulation, Alta Reg 123/2004 (the "MIR"). In the very recent decision of Jones v Stepanenko, 2016...
|Philly Jury Awards $6.5 Million to Lung Cancer Plaintiff|
Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
June 9, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016William Roverano and his wife were awarded nearly $6.5 million in damages related to his diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer before Court of Common Pleas Judge Victor DiNubile in April 2016. In Roverano v. John Crane, et al., Phila CCP March 2013, No. 1123, the plaintiffs contended that he...
|Flint, Michigan Children Exposed to Dangerous Lead Levels|
Waters Kraus LLP;
June 9, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016Though the city of Flint, Michigan is surrounded by the largest freshwater supply in the world, its citizens have been drinking tap water contaminated with lead and other dangerous substances. Lead exposure is known to cause a number of problems in children, including: a reduction in IQ; attention...