More Asbestos Articles

  • Defendants win summary judgment in Okla. take-home asbestos exposure case

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – An Oklahoma federal judge has granted summary judgment for three defendants in a take-home asbestos exposure case, concluding two box manufacturing companies and a boiler manufacturer did not owe a duty of care to a former plant supervisor’s wife. In a series of...

  • Garlock decision could have pushed Bondex’s asbestos agreement

    WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A law professor and bankruptcy attorney agree that a loss for asbestos plaintiffs attorney earlier this year in the Garlock Sealing Technologies proceeding could have been a major factor in Bondex’s recently announced bankruptcy settlement. RPM...

  • Major asbestos firms giving hundreds of thousands to Democratic Congressional candidates

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Numerous Congressional candidates are seeing their campaign coffers swell thanks to donations supplied by major asbestos law firms and their attorneys. Some of the top asbestos firms in the nation have already contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in the...

  • Ky. appeals court affirms $1.6M award in pre-bankruptcy case against Garlock

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A Kentucky appeals court has ruled that a jury’s $1.6 million award was proper in a former smoker’s asbestos case alleging lung cancer. Judge Donna L. Dixon delivered the Aug. 1 opinion in the Kentucky Court of Appeals in the case, which was on remand from the...

  • Del. SC grants new trial for asbestos defendant after $2.9M verdict

    DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Supreme Court has found in favor of a talc manufacturer in an asbestos case, concluding that the lower court erred when it failed to grant a new trial after witnesses made derogatory statements during testimony. Justice Henry duPont Ridgely delivered...

  • Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

    VAISHALI, India (AP) — The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people. The industry's wonder product, though, is...

  • A look at two rulings $1.5B apart in bankruptcy proceedings of Garlock, Bondex

    WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Despite similar allegations and circumstances surrounding the Bondex International, Inc. and Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy proceedings, the two cases reached very different judgments, bringing into question why. For starters, both companies sought...

  • Third Circuit rules for Georgia Pacific; Decedent’s son couldn’t remember if ‘asbestos free’ label was on product

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has affirmed a summary judgment award from the asbestos multidistrict litigation docket in Philadelphia, concluding that the claimants failed to provide sufficient evidence showing a home construction worker was...

  • Texas Supreme Court applied unique approach to ‘every exposure’ theory in asbestos cases

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – While several states across the country have rejected the “every exposure” theory in asbestos cases, the recent Texas Supreme Court Bostic decision stands out due to its “Lohrmann Plus Standard.” According to Bostic, which was decided on July 11, the...

  • Wis. company ordered to pay $47K over asbestos removal

    Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a judgment on Friday against a Menasha business that allegedly failed to safely remove asbestos from a facility it purchased to renovate. PJC Group LLC (PJC) bought the former Gilbert Paper...

  • Punitive damages allowed in asbestos MDL maritime docket

    PILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, who oversees an asbestos multidistrict litigation in Philadelphia federal court, has decided that punitive damages awards are permitted in the maritime docket as a matter of law to seamen bringing unseaworthiness asbestos claims against...

  • Asbestos defendants appeal jurisdiction ruling in Madison County lung cancer cases

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Defendants in three separate Madison County, Ill., asbestos cases alleging lung cancer have appealed orders denying their forum non conveniens motions to dismiss, which a judge said failed to sufficiently argue that Illinois is inconvenient for all parties...

  • Legal Newsline scores big win for asbestos transparency: Examiner Editorial

    Garlock Sealing Technologies, founded in 1887, originally produced seals for rods in locomotive steam engines.

  • Judge sides with Legal Newsline, overturns sealing of fraud evidence against asbestos attorneys

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Nearly one year after Legal Newsline filed a motion to keep the bankruptcy estimation trial of Garlock Sealing Technologies open to the public, a federal judge has ruled that evidence that alleged fraud on the part of asbestos attorneys should not have been...

  • ‘Every exposure’ theory rejected in La. asbestos case

    SHREVEPORT, La. (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana federal judge has rejected the “every exposure” theory in an asbestos lawsuit and granted summary judgment to four defendants, concluding that the plaintiffs’ expert’s testimony is “internally inconsistent.” Judge Tom Stagg delivered...



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