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HTMLPA Superior Court Rules Statute of Repose Applies to Asbestos Cases
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman Goggin P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 22, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
In Graver v. Foster Wheeler, 2014 PA Super 132, the court held that Pennsylvania's statute of repose for improvements to real property, 42 PA. Cons. Stat. Ann § 5536, is available as a defense to asbestos personal injury claims.

 

HTMLNJ Supreme Court Asked to Consider Bare Metal Defense
Armand J. Della Porta, Paul C. Johnson, Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 22, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
As a follow up to the case of Hughes v. A.W. Chesterton, 2014 N.J. Super. LEXIS 54 (App. Div. 2014), which was reported in the May issue of Legal Update for Toxic Torts, the Plaintiff has petitioned to New Jersey to consider the issue of "whether a manufacturer, which has a duty to warn of the...

 

HTMLJury Finds in Favor of Defense in Philly Benzene Case
Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 22, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014
In the case of Estate of David Butler v. Sunoco, March Term 2012, No. 1641, tried before Judge Rosalyn Robinson in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendant, Sunoco, where it was alleged that use of the defendant's gasoline caused the...

 

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....

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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.

 


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