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Adobe PDFCalifornia Supreme Court Validates Secondary Exposure Claims over Strong Opposition from Defense Groups
Joshua A. Quinones; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 18, 2017, previously published on December 21, 2016
According to a pair of recent rulings by the California Supreme Court, both employers and premises owners can be held liable for exposing members of a worker's household to asbestos. The Court issued its unanimous ruling last week, deciding that companies have a responsibility to prevent such...

 

HTMLAsbestos Still a Threat
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 17, 2017, previously published on January 3, 2017
It may be widely thought that asbestos is a thing of the past, but the truth is that it is still very much a problem in the United States that continues to keep asbestos lawyers busy. Though the U.S. Federal government banned many of the common uses of asbestos in the 1970s, buildings built using...

 

HTMLJury Awards $70 Million to Victim of Talcum Powder
Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 1, 2016
On October 27, 2016, a jury awarded a California woman more than $70 million in a lawsuit filed against talcum powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. This decision brings the total awards for three ovarian cancer victims in talcum powder lawsuits in 2016 to nearly $200 million. Nearly 2,000...

 

HTMLCumulative Exposure Opinions Admissible Under Betz
Carolyn Schweizer; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 30, 2016, previously published on December 1, 2016
On November 22, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion in Rost v.Ford Motor Company in which it declined to expand its ruling in Betz, limiting expert opinions in asbestos cases, and also affirmed the trial court's consolidation of cases for trial. Ford had asked the court preclude...

 

HTMLPA Supreme Court Allows Superior Court Opinion in Amato to Stand
Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 30, 2016, previously published on December 1, 2016
In a one-page Order entered on November 22, 2016, the court dismissed the appeals in the consolidated cases of Amato and Vinciguerra as "having been improvidently granted." The effect of the dismissal is that the Superior Court's opinion in the case stands and the Superior Court's ruling...

 

HTMLAsbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Litigation Trends Focus of California Conference
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
Co-Chair Michael Armitage: Conference occurs at important time for asbestos-exposure mesothelioma litigation

 

HTMLToday, We Salute Veterans Who are Still Sacrificing on Our Country’s Behalf
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 11, 2016
Our military has served us well. Veterans today are all ages, from recent conflicts back to Korea and even World War II. We appreciate each and every one. But the ones we want to especially thank today are the vets who served pre-1980 that are fighting a whole new type of battle as we speak.

 

HTML$7M Verdict Reached in Lengthy Asbestos Trial
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 26, 2016
The plaintiff, a self-made man living the “American Dream,” should be enjoying the fruits of his hard earned labor. But, after a devastating mesothelioma diagnosis, he has been battling for justice in a drawn out asbestos trial for months.

 

HTMLWill This Surgery Improve Your Quality of Life With Mesothelioma?
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016
If you or your family members have malignant pleural mesothelioma, the first priority is often extending the pain-free time with your loved ones. So, when offered a surgery that relieves symptoms but doesn’t cure, will the improved quality of life outweigh the risk of losing time to recovery?

 

HTMLReal Scares - The Shock of Getting Illness on the Job
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 31, 2016
Put all the creatures of the night together, and they still couldn’t be as terrifying as learning that someone in your family is seriously - and sometimes terminally - ill. Even more frightening? Learning that the cause of that illness came from exposure to something at work. It’s...

 


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