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HTMLItalian Company Officials Sentenced for Mesothelioma Deaths
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 16, 2016, previously published on August 8, 2016
Most 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...

 

HTMLPlaintiff 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;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on May 6, 2016
A 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...

 

HTMLTalc Litigation: The Big Picture
Michael Jordan; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2016, previously published on May 20, 2016
In 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.

 

HTMLAmericans Still at Risk for Mesothelioma from Asbestos
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2016, previously published on June 6, 2016
Decades 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....

 

HTMLParty 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.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on July 14, 2016
In 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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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