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HTMLUnderstanding Mesothelioma and Asbestosis
Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016
Over 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.

 

HTMLNew Jersey Appellate Court Approves Insurance Policy Assignments to Fund Pollution Claims
Lila Wynne; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2016, previously published on March 1, 2016
In 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...

 

HTMLStudy Suggests Nanoparticles May Improve Chemotherapy for Mesothelioma
Alan R. Brayton; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on January 26, 2016
The results of recent research into the combination of nanoparticles and chemotherapeutic drugs in mesothelioma treatment are positive.

 

HTMLEPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) Available for Pesticide Establishment Reporting
David G. Sarvadi, Cressinda D. Schlag; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 12, 2016, previously published on January 4, 2016
The 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....

 

HTMLSenate Approves TSCA Reform
Eric P. Gotting, Martha E. Marrapese, Cressinda D. Schlag; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2016, previously published on December 18, 2015
After 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...

 

HTMLKeytruda May Bring Hope for Mesothelioma Patients
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 9, 2015
Mesothelioma 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).

 

HTMLCosmetic Manufacturers' Talc Did Not Cause Asbestos Disease, NJ Jury Finds
Paul C. Johnson; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2015
A 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...

 

HTMLPhilly Jury Awards $1.7 Million Against Employer for Mesothelioma
Joshua D. Scheets; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2015
In 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,...

 

HTMLFord Motor Company Obtains Defense Verdict in Allegheny County Mesothelioma Case
Melissa Devich Cochran; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2015
In 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...

 

HTMLNYCAL Presiding Judge Rules Manufacturer Should Have Reasonably Anticipated Asbestos Litigation 10 Years Before First Lawsuit
Erik C. DiMarco; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2015
On 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...

 


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