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HTMLDelaware Court Clarifies Minimum Contacts Required for Jurisdiction
Armand J. Della Porta; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016
The 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,...

 

HTMLChronic Pain in Alberta: Know Your Case Before Going to Trial
Justine Blanchet; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 8, 2016
Alberta 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...

 

HTMLA Refresher on the Test for Gross Negligence: Zaravellas v. Armstrong, 2016 ONSC 3616
Rebecca Bush, Jonathan Chen; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2016, previously published on June 10, 2016
In 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...

 

HTMLNew Mesothelioma Drug Studied in Britain
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
British researchers are investigating a new drug that may be used to treat mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is ordinarily discovered only after it has progressed to the late stages, when effective treatment is not possible. HRX9, the drug being studied in...

 

HTMLPhilly Jury Awards $6.5 Million to Lung Cancer Plaintiff
Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016
William 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...

 

HTMLBare Metal Defense Applied Under Maritime Law in Eastern District of PA
Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016
Judge Eduardo Robreno issued an opinion in DeVries v. General Electric Co., 5:13-00474 (E. D. Pa. May 18, 2016), clarifying the basis for his decision granting summary judgment to several defendants by ruling that the bare metal defense applied in asbestos cases to both theories of negligence and...

 

HTMLOklahoma Cleanup of Benzene-Contaminated Groundwater Continues
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on April 26, 2016
Cleanup of benzene-contaminated groundwater at an old BF Goodrich tire plant in Miami, Oklahoma is underway. Groundwater monitoring is continuing in some locations and at other places further away from the old tire facility, 17 benzene monitoring wells have been plugged and abandoned, as directed...

 

HTMLFlint, Michigan Children Exposed to Dangerous Lead Levels
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016
Though 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...

 

HTMLPesticide Linked to Birth Defects May Contaminate Crops
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on May 3, 2016
Glyphosate is the most popular herbicide in the world. Yet in 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer warned that the substance is a likely carcinogen. The state of California agrees. And animal studies have linked the widely used weed killer to birth...

 

HTMLLeaking California Gas Well Exposes Residents to Benzene
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on May 23, 2016
The Aliso Canyon gas leak that began in October 2015 has alarmed nearby California residents who are understandably concerned about their health and safety. The extensive leak has exposed Los Angeles families to a number of harmful chemicals, including benzene, a known carcinogen. Southern...

 


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