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HTMLNew Trial Required Where Asbestos Manufacturer’s Request for Instruction on Employer’s Duty to Employee Not Given
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 2014
Plaintiff’s decedent, Michael Galliher, contracted and died from mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos while employed with Borg Warner (“BW”) at a bathroom fixtures facility. Plaintiff alleged that the materials used at BW were manufactured by the Defendant, R.T....

 

HTMLTrial Court Properly Excluded Defense Expert Testimony on Cigarette Smoking as Contributing to Plaintiff’s Lung Cancer in Asbestos Case
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 2014
In Carter v. The Wallace & Gale Asbestos Settlement Trust (No. 84, Court of Appeals of Maryland, July 21, 2014), the primary issue was whether apportionment of damages was appropriate in the wrongful death and asbestos litigation context-specifically in a smoking lung cancer case....

 

HTMLThe Beginning of a Trend? Removing Asbestos-related Injuries From the Exclusivity Provisions of Workers’ Compensation Statutes
Jordan T. Ault; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
On November 22, 2013, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an order in Tooey, et al. v. AK Steel Corp. that had major implications for toxic tort litigation in the state. Plaintiff John Tooey allegedly worked for Ferro Engineering as an industrial salesman of asbestos products from 1964 to...

 

HTMLItalian Towns Request Honorary Degree Revoked from Stephan Schmidheiny
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 15, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014
In 2012, Stephan Schmidheiny, was convicted and sentenced to eighteen years of jail time resulting from negligence that led to the asbestos-related deaths of over 2,000 Italians. After appealing the ruling, Mr. Schmidheiny was still found guilty of negligence in 2013.

 

HTMLWisconsin Developer Fined over $47,000 for Asbestos Violations
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
On July 30, 2014, Wisconsin renovation company was fined $47,272 for failing to properly remove asbestos from a facility in the town of Menasha. The PJC Group LLC (PJC) purchased the former Gilbert Paper Company facility back in 2004, and planned to renovate and demolish different parts of the...

 

HTMLVeterans Seek to Repeal Asbestos Law Passed in Wisconsin
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
Earlier this year, Wisconsin voters approved a bill that limits the rights of asbestos victims seeking compensation for debilitating asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma. Despite the law passing four months ago, many retired veterans are getting ready to stand up for their rights today.

 

HTMLLos Angeles Jury Awards $17.7 Million to Widow of Retired Navy Captain
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
Since we last caught up with Mrs. Major's lawsuit against Lorillard Tobacco Co., a Los Angeles jury has returned a verdict in favor of the widow of sixteen years. Mrs. Tajie Major, who lost her husband in 1998, was awarded $17.7 million dollars on July 30, 2014. The jury's decision was a unanimous...

 

HTMLTexas Supreme Court Rejects “Any Exposure” Theory and Tweaks Havner for Toxic Tort Cases Flores Decision Applied to Meso Cases
DeHay Elliston L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
In a decision issued, Friday July 11 2014, the Texas Supreme Court held that: (1) the substantial factor causation recognized in Borg-Warner Corp. v. Flores, applies to mesothelioma cases; and (2) Plaintiffs were not required to prove that but for Bostic’s exposure to Georgia-Pacific...

 

HTMLAsbestos Judgment Reinstated: Insurer Travelers Ordered to Pay $500 Million in Asbestos-Related Settlements
Motley Rice;
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
MT. PLEASANT, SC - (July 22, 2014) - Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit put to rest the “private hopes and dreams” of insurer Travelers Cos. Inc., in its attempt to avoid its obligation to thousands of asbestos victims.

 

HTMLWhy Most Mesothelioma Patients are Senior Citizens
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014
Did you know that about 75% of mesothelioma patients are senior citizens? Our elders are some of those most at risk for a fatal diagnosis, but why?

 


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