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|Updated Security Requirements for CY2012 Toxic Release Inventory Reporting|
Karen Lutz; Foley Lardner LLP;
May 17, 2013, previously published on May 16, 2013This year, USEPA has made a change in the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting process, merging their reporting/certification systems. As part of this process, they have added several new steps that previously approved Certifying Officials will need to conduct in order to be able to certify...
|California Supreme Court Finds That Equipment Manufacturers Are Not Liable in Negligence or Strict Liability for Component Parts Manufactured by Third Party|
Daniel A. Garcia, Craig T. Liljestrand; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
January 18, 2012, previously published on January 17, 2012On January 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court held in Barbara J. O'Neil, et al. v. Crane Co., et al., that manufacturers of products whose component parts contained asbestos may not be held liable in strict liability or negligence for injuries caused by another manufacturer's...
|CA Court of Appeal Upholds Award of Defendant’s Expert Fees Under CCP § 998 Offer to Compromise|
Mary Ellen Gambino; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 8, 2011, previously published on November 7, 2011In Adams v. Ford Motor Company, No. B225791 (CA Dist. 2 Ct. App., Div. 1, September 29, 2011), plaintiffs alleged that decedent Richard Adams contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos as a result of working with asbestos-containing products, including Ford auto parts. Four years into the...
|New Jersey Appellate Division Upholds $30.3 Million Verdict In Mesothelioma Asbestos-Exposure Case|
Michael E. Hrinewski, Adam M. Smith; Coughlin Duffy LLP;
April 29, 2010, previously published on April 8, 2010On April 5, 2010, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the state’s largest mesothelioma asbestosexposure award in the case of Buttitta v. Allied Signal, Docket No. A-5263-07. The decision affirmed a February 2008 jury verdict in the amount of $30.3 Million. Among other things, the opinion...
|Cadmium Products Now in Crosshairs of Federal and State Legislators|
Sharon L. Caffrey, Karen Shichman Crawford, Robert B. Hopkins, Andrew E. Mishkin, Paul S. Rosenlund; Duane Morris LLP;
April 21, 2010, previously published on April 9, 2010With lead banned in children's products by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), many American politicians, regulators and consumer groups are now calling for a ban on cadmium, another toxic metal that has been used in consumer products. Cadmium is a soft, bluish-white,...
|Cadmium Levels in Consumer Products Scrutinized|
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP;
March 12, 2010, previously published on February 19, 2010According to recent news reports, cadmium has been reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") and others as being present in many consumer products. Cadmium has been identified by the Center for Disease Control as a human carcinogen and the Agency for Toxic Substances and...
|New EU Biocidal Products Regulation including New Requirements for Food Contact Materials and Treated Articles likely to be adopted in 2010|
Herb Estreicher, Anne-Laure Saint Girons; Keller and Heckman LLP;
February 11, 2010, previously published on February 1, 2010The 1998 Biocidal Products Directive ("BDP" ) regulates the placing on the market of biocidal products and harmonizes the European market for biocidal products and their active substances.
|Spoliation Defeats Innocent Landowner's CERCLA Claim|
William A. Ruskin; Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.;
July 27, 2009, previously published on July 10, 2009 Innis Arden Country Club is a well-run country club located on beautiful acreage in Old Greenwich, CT. that has operated for over 100 years. Close friends of mine are members--the food is good, the golfers congenial, and laughing children run barefoot across the pool deck in good weather.
|Mississippi Affirms JNOV Due to Inadequate Expert Testimony for Plaintiff|
Barry Levenstam; Jenner & Block LLP;
October 28, 2008, previously published on September 2008In Watts v. Radiator Specialty Co., No. 2006-CA-01128, 2008 WL 2372694 (Miss. June 12, 2008), the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a judgment notwithstanding the verdict granted by the trial court for defendant based on the inadequacy of plaintiff's expert testimony to support his claim that his...
|Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Bars Expert Testimony in Toxic Tort Actions|
Sharon L. Caffrey; Duane Morris LLP;
October 24, 2008, previously published on October 7, 2008In a much anticipated ruling, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas barred plaintiffs' experts in three asbestos cases from offering testimony that "each and every exposure to asbestos" is a substantial contributing factor in asbestos-related toxic tort actions.