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HTMLThe New "Bad Reality" of the Old Asbestos
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
We all live with asbestos every day. Luckily, for most of us, the deadly fibers of the ubiquitous mineral are usually encapsulated within some material. Unluckily for a growing number of us, that material is aging.

 

HTMLDiscussing The Latest In Asbestos Lung Cancer Litigation
V. Brian Bevon; Motley Rice;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2014, previously published on October 10, 2014
As many Americans are all too aware, lung cancer continues to be the leading cancer killerin both men and women in the United States. It is mainly seen as a disease of the elderly, with more than 82 percent of those suffering 60 years of age or older. This is due in part to aggressive cancers such...

 

HTMLFinding Asbestos in Your Home
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on OCtober 13, 2014
Asbestos exposure can happen in many places, even your own home. Since asbestos fibers have been worked into construction materials and consumer products of all kinds over the years, many US homeowners and renting families are experiencing exposure today as the materials break down over time.

 

HTMLAsbestos Removal Occurred While Children Were In Schools
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
In the U.S., in many communities, you can find a great variety of building styles and ages. In California, however, there tend to be fewer older building than in some eastern states.

 

HTMLTypes of Mesothelioma Cancers
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
For some Americans, September 26, 2014 marked the first day they had heard the word "mesothelioma." Mesothelioma is a disease caused by asbestos exposure that is almost always fatal. Many blue collar workers are at risk for developing the disease after handling the substance for years, or...

 

HTMLMesothelioma Awareness Day: Mesothelioma Overview
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
Many American individuals are unaware of what mesothelioma is, let alone how it develops within the human body over time. Friday, September 26, marks Mesothelioma Awareness Day, so we thought it might be the perfect time to spread some awareness and post an overview of this asbestos-related disease.

 

HTMLMesothelioma Awareness Day 2014: Recent Headlines Highlight That Asbestos Is Still a Relevant Issue
John E. Herrick; Motley Rice;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
A couple of recent articles about renovation workers encountering asbestos while working on building modifications have recently caught my attention. And, with Mesothelioma Awareness Day coming up this Friday, September 26, 2014, I wanted to share some thoughts on asbestos, mesothelioma and the...

 

HTMLTooey Is Not Just A Bunch Of “Hooey”— Practical Tactics for Defending an Employer in The Realm of Toxic Tort Litigation
Christine P. Dower, Christopher N. Santoro; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling in Tooey v. A.K. Steel Corp., 81 A.3d 851 (Pa. 2013) represents a significant shift in Pennsylvania law. In the wake of Tooey, new companies are being targeted and new theories of liability are being raised in toxic tort cases filed throughout the...

 

HTMLCalifornia's DTSC Releases Draft Priority Product Work Plan Under State's Green Chemistry Law
Nathan S. Cardon, Diana G. Graham, Sheila A. Millar, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released a draft Priority Product Work Plan as part of its Green Chemistry law, identifying six product categories from which priority products will be selected over the next three years for priority product rulemaking. The Work Plan...

 

HTMLOnce the Whistle Has Sounded: Courts Should Aggressively Enforce the False Claims Act's First-to-File Bar
J. Andrew Jackson, Ryan P. McGovern, Dennis Murashko, Stephen G. Sozio, Tina M. Tabacchi; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 2014
The False Claims Act's ("FCA") first-to-file bar—31 U.S.C. 3730(b)(5)—encourages a race to the courthouse to reward a qui tam relator who promptly discloses fraud against the government. The rule creates an incentive for relators to promptly alert the government to the...

 


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