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|Understanding Mesothelioma and Asbestosis|
Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos A Professional Corporation;
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016Over the last century, millions of Americans have been exposed to asbestos—a dangerous mineral formerly used in a variety of consumer and industrial products. Asbestos fibers can enter the body when inhaled or ingested.
|New Jersey Appellate Court Approves Insurance Policy Assignments to Fund Pollution Claims|
Lila Wynne; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
March 3, 2016, previously published on March 1, 2016In Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., et al, 120 A.3d 959 (App. Div. 2015), the New Jersey Appellate Division held that an assignment of rights under numerous insurance policies issued between 1964 and 1986 was enforceable and valid. The court reasoned that the insurer...
|Study Suggests Nanoparticles May Improve Chemotherapy for Mesothelioma|
Alan R. Brayton; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
January 27, 2016, previously published on January 26, 2016The results of recent research into the combination of nanoparticles and chemotherapeutic drugs in mesothelioma treatment are positive.
|EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) Available for Pesticide Establishment Reporting|
David G. Sarvadi, Cressinda D. Schlag; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 12, 2016, previously published on January 4, 2016The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to shift its data collection and reporting functions from paper to electronic submissions. On December 18, 2015, EPA announced that pesticide establishments could use EPA's Central Data Exchange, or CDX, to submit their annual reports....
|Senate Approves TSCA Reform|
Eric P. Gotting, Martha E. Marrapese, Cressinda D. Schlag; Keller and Heckman LLP;
January 8, 2016, previously published on December 18, 2015After a difficult progression, the bipartisan TSCA reform bill, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” (S. 697), was passed by the Senate on Thursday, December 17, 2015. H.R. 2576 as amended by the Senate in its entirety with provisions from S. 697 provides...
|Keytruda May Bring Hope for Mesothelioma Patients|
Waters Kraus LLP;
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 9, 2015Mesothelioma patients may benefit from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of Keytruda (pembrolizumab), manufactured by Merck. Keytruda is an immunotherapy drug designed to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
|Ford Motor Company Obtains Defense Verdict in Allegheny County Mesothelioma Case|
Melissa Devich Cochran; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2015In a case tried before Judge Terrance O'Brien, an Allegheny County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Ford Motor Company after nearly a 16-day trial. In Larry English, Administrator of the Estate of Sherry L. English v. Ford, the plaintiffs were represented by Attorney Jerry Block of the...
|Cosmetic Manufacturers' Talc Did Not Cause Asbestos Disease, NJ Jury Finds|
Paul C. Johnson; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2015A Middlesex County jury returned a defense verdict in the matter of Fishbain v. Colgate Palmolive, an asbestos lawsuit arising out of a plaintiff’s alleged use of cosmetic talc products. The plaintiff, Linda Fishbain, alleged that asbestos fibers contaminated the talc used in Cashmere Bouquet...
|Philly Jury Awards $1.7 Million Against Employer for Mesothelioma|
Joshua D. Scheets; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2015In the first verdict against an employer in connection with an asbestos personal injury suit brought on behalf of a former employee, a Philadelphia jury returned a verdict totaling $1.7 million in favor of a deceased plaintiff and his wife. In Estate of John Busbey v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp,...
|NYCAL Presiding Judge Rules Manufacturer Should Have Reasonably Anticipated Asbestos Litigation 10 Years Before First Lawsuit|
Erik C. DiMarco; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2015On November 5, 2015, Judge Peter H. Moulton, presiding judge over the New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL), ruled in Warren v. AmChem Products, et al., 190281/2014, that J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc., was subject to spoliation sanctions for the destruction of corporate documents in two...