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HTMLAsbestos Removal Deadline in Rwanda to be met by 2016
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 19, 2015
Today, there is nearly 800,000 square feet of asbestos roofing material being utilized in schools and hospitals in Rwanda, Africa. By 2016, the country aims to have eliminated it all.

 

HTMLStandard Chemotherapy Regimen for Pleural Mesothelioma May Add Bevacizumab
Peter A. Kraus, Troyce G. Wolf; Waters & Kraus, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 17, 2015
Malignant pleural mesothelioma may soon be getting a new standard of care. Bevacizumab may be added to the current standard chemotherapy regimen of pemetrexed and cisplatin. According to Dr. Gerald Zalcman, who recently presented a paper at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)...

 

HTMLScientists Map Genome for Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
Scientists searching for effective treatments for peritoneal mesothelioma are excited about the recent mapping of the genome sequence for the disease. Peritoneal mesothelioma is a fatal cancer of the lining surrounding the abdominal organs. The only confirmed cause of the disease is asbestos...

 

HTMLAsbestos Assessments for Commercial Buildings Now Routine
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 12, 2015
Mesothelioma is a health problem for thousands of Americans today because it was so frequently used decades ago as an inexpensive construction material in commercial buildings, as well as other places. Since most of those commercial buildings are still standing, asbestos remains a serious...

 

HTMLEnvironmental Appeals Board Decision in the Elementis Case: What It Means For The "Continuing Violation" Doctrine Under The Statute of Limitations For TSCA Section 8(e) and EPA's Guidance Definition For "Corroborative Information"
Kelly V. Friend, Eric P. Gotting, Martha E. Marrapese, David G. Sarvadi; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015
On March 13, 2015, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) overturned a controversial decision issued by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in 2013. The ALJ held that Elementis Chromium (Elementis) failed to report to the U.S. Environmental Protecting Agency (EPA) a study on occupational exposure...

 

Adobe PDFProposition 65 Amendment Seeks To Simplify Process For Determining Safe Harbors
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 20, 2015, previously published on April 29, 2015
Through the initiative process, California voters adopted the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known as Proposition 65. Proposition 65 prohibits any person, in the course of doing business, from knowingly and intentionally exposing any individual to a chemical known to...

 

HTMLQuestion of Fact Found Regarding if Asbestos Insulation Supplied by Company Was for Improvement of Real Property as Required Under Wisconsin Statute of Repose
Jason A. Botticelli, Joseph J. Welter; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015
In this case, the plaintiff, Robin Sorenson, filed strict product liability and negligence claims on behalf of herself and the estate of the decedent who worked as an insulator from 1955 to 1997 and died of lung cancer in 2009. One of the defendants, Building Services Industrial Sales, Inc. (BSIS),...

 

HTMLPump Manufacturer’s Reliance on Affidavit of Technical Consultant Fails to Create a Prima Facie Entitlement to Summary Judgment
Jason A. Botticelli, Joseph J. Welter; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015
In this NYCAL case, the plaintiff, Alan Watts, claimed his development of mesothelioma was a result of his service in the Navy as a shipfitter working on a wide range of equipment on various ships between 1944 and 1966. The defendant, pump manufacturer Superior Ledgerwood Mundy Corp. (SLM), as...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Upholds Take-Nothing Judgment for Property Owner Based on Texas Statute Relating to Outside Contractors
Jason A. Botticelli, Joseph J. Welter; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 8, 2015
In this case, it is claimed the plaintiffs’ decedent, Robert Henderson, worked as an insulator for insulation contractor Win-Way Industries and claimed asbestos exposure from both his work and the work of Dow Chemical Company employees installing asbestos insulation at the Dow Freeport Texas...

 

HTMLNYCAL Court Consolidates Nine Cases Into Three Groups Based on Malcolm Factors and Common Questions of Law and Fact
Jason A. Botticelli, Joseph J. Welter; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 15, 2015, previously published on April 29, 2015
In this NYCAL case, the plaintiff brought a motion to consolidate nine asbestos actions for joint trial, claiming that there are common questions of law and fact. The court relied on the factors set forth in Malcolm v. National Gypsum Co., 995 F.2d 346, 350-351 (2d Cir. 1993): common worksite;...

 


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