More Asbestos Articles

  • Fight rages over punitive damages in N.Y. asbestos cases; Defendants claim ‘chaos’

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Nearly four months after New York Supreme Court Justice Sherry Klein Heitler reinstated claims for punitive damages in the New York City Asbestos Litigation, the parties continue to fight over whether the order was proper. Punitive damages had been deferred in all...

  • Asbestos case remanded for failing to provide NASA specs requiring asbestos

    NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana judge has granted a former insulator’s motion to remand his asbestos case based on the Federal Officer Removal Statute, concluding that the defendant failed to provide NASA regulations requiring asbestos. Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt delivered the...

  • Federal judge nixes loss of consortium claims when asbestos exposure occurred pre-marriage

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois federal judge has ruled that loss of consortium claims in asbestos cases are not appropriate if the asbestos exposure occurred before the plaintiffs got married, meaning the defendant owes no duty to the asbestos victim’s spouse. Judge Robert W....

  • Jury awards asbestos plaintiff $9.3M; Defendant takes issue with punitive damages award

    BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A valve manufacturer is seeking a new trial after a Massachusetts jury awarded more than $9 million to a claimant represented by an asbestos trust, arguing that the trial court erred when it excluded any mention of the family’s prior state court trial or the...

  • N.J. judge awards $90.5M to 11 families in asbestos default judgments

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey judge has awarded $90.5 million for pain and suffering to the families of 11 people who allegedly died as a result of asbestos exposure from the Johns Manville insulation plant. Judge Ana Viscomi of the Superior Court of Middlesex County...

  • Coakley files lawsuit over asbestos removal

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against an Oxford-based environmental company that allegedly failed to follow proper procedures and safety precautions related to asbestos-containing materials. Patriots...

  • Ohio appeals court dismisses asbestos insurance appeal

    CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio appeals court has dismissed a valve manufacturer’s claim seeking declaratory judgment against an insurer on the grounds that the trial court failed to enter a final summary judgment order. Judge Patrick Dinkelacker delivered the July 9 opinion in the...

  • Texas SC rejects ‘every exposure’ theory in asbestos case

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that an asbestos claimant failed to offer legally sufficient causation evidence, denying the “every exposure” theory on the grounds that simply offering evidence of exposure regarding a dose-related disease should...

  • Calif. appeals court reverses summary judgment for asbestos defendant

    LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has reversed a trial court’s summary judgment award in favor of an insulation company in an asbestos lawsuit on the grounds that it failed to meet its burden of proof. Justice H. Walter Croskey delivered the July 8 opinion in the...

  • University of Pennsylvania receives $10M to study Superfund asbestos site

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – Researchers with the University of Pennsylvania received a $10 million grant to study asbestos and how the toxic fiber leads to asbestos-related disease in response to America’s 10 Superfund sites. The grant, which came from the National Institute of...

  • Summary judgment granted in N.C. asbestos case; plaintiff failed to file timely response

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A North Carolina judge has approved summary judgment for several defendants in an asbestos lawsuit based on the plaintiff’s failure to respond to the motions in a timely manner. Defendants Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction, Parker-Hannifin...

  • Garlock responds to fraud claims by asbestos claimants committee

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The debtors in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy proceeding have filed a heavily redacted opposition to reopening the sealed record of 2013’s estimation hearing that led to only $125 million being placed in a trust for asbestos claimants. The...

  • Asbestos claimants object to Garlock’s bar date proposal for a second time

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Asbestos claimants intending on filing claims against the debtors in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy case have objected to a proposed bar date plan that establishes a deadline for when settled asbestos claims must be submitted. The debtors...

  • Former members of asbestos claims resolution group can sue bankrupt co-member

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that former members of a group designed to resolve asbestos-related personal injury claims are permitted to raise breach of contract claims against a bankrupt company for its alleged failure to pay...

  • Pa. appeals court holds statute of repose bars asbestos plaintiffs’ claims

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed a Philadelphia County jury’s judgment against a defendant in an asbestos lawsuit, concluding that the statute of repose bars the plaintiffs’ claims. Judge Jack A. Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania...



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