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HTMLThe Insidious Danger of Mr. Fluffy
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
Perhaps it is the friendly-sounding name that increases the horror. Mr. Fluffy, sounds so pleasant, like something made from the wool of lambs, or some other cuddly creature. But Mr. Fluffy is anything but cuddly, and now stands for a terrible disaster playing out in Australia.

 

HTML$70 Million Verdict for Retired Machinist Mate and Nuclear Inspector
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
Recently, an Alameda jury awarded $70,861,113.00 verdict against John Crane Inc., an asbestos packing and gasket manufacturer. The jury found John Crane guilty of negligence, defective design, and the failure to warn Mr. Robert Whalen of the dangers of their asbestos products.

 

HTMLThe Story Remains the Same
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
The similarities are unsettling. No matter where you go in the world, if there were industrial plants in place from turn of the previous century to the 1980s, the story seems to have been the same.

 

HTMLNew Jersey Seeks to Ban the Use of “Microbeads” in Consumer Care
Genese K. Dopson, Barbara Hopkinson Kelly, Erik M. Ortega; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
The New Jersey State Legislature has unanimously approved legislation to address the growing environmental concerns over personal care products containing microbeads, small non-biodegradable plastic particles used as abrasives in personal care products such as toothpaste. If enacted, New Jersey...

 

HTMLNJ Supreme Court to Rule on Application of General Six-year Statute of Limitations to Spill Act Claims
Barbara Hopkinson Kelly, Erik M. Ortega; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 2, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014
The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently heard arguments on whether private claims for contribution brought under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq. (Spill Act) are subject to a general six-year statute of limitations applicable to common law property...

 

HTMLFamily of Former Tire Builder Awarded $18.6 million in Asbestos Lawsuit
DeHay Elliston L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
On September 5, 2014, a Dallas County jury found Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. grossly negligent in the death of former employee, Carl Rogers.

 

HTMLMaryland Court Reconsiders a Company’s Duty to Warn of Asbestos-containing Replacement Parts It Did Not Manufacture or Otherwise Introduce into the Stream of Commerce
Helyna M. Haussler, Carolyn F. O'Connor; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals recently reconsidered the duty to warn of asbestos-containing replacement parts that the defendants did not manufacture or place in the stream of commerce in Philip Royce May v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., et al, No. 2670 (Md. App. Oct. 3, 2014). The...

 

HTMLPhilly Jury Finds Asbestos Did Not Cause Colon Cancer
Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 31, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014
In the case of Barbara Goll, Executrix of the Estate of Louis T. Goll, III v. Ace Hardware Corp., Philadelphia County, C.C.P., October Term 2011, No. 3406, plaintiff alleged that her deceased husband, Louis Goll, contracted colon cancer and died at the age of 59 as a result of exposure to asbestos....

 

HTMLPremises Owners Not Liable for "Take Home Exposures" Under PA Law
Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 31, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014
In what was ruled to be an issue of first impression under Pennsylvania law, Judge Eduardo Robreno of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that a premises owner has no duty to an employee's spouse to protect the spouse from exposure to asbestos in the context of...

 

HTMLOhio Court Affirms Admissibility of Evidence that Hodgkin’s Lymphoma May Be Caused by Asbestos
Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 31, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014
The Ohio Court of Appeals recently affirmed a trial court decision which allowed plaintiff to present expert testimony that Hodgkin’s Lymphoma may be caused by exposure to asbestos. In the case of Walker v. Ford Motor Co., 2014-Ohio-4208, the Ohio Court of Appeals was asked by defendant Ford...

 


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