Occupational Exposure Litigation
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A federal court has denied Essex Insurance Co.’s motion to dismiss indemnity and contribution claims by two other insurers arising from mine workers’ isocyanate-injury suits against their mutual insured, Earth Support Services Inc. (d/b/a Micon).
Silica Plaintiff Opposing Summary Judgment Disputes American Optical’s Characterization of His Claims
The plaintiff in a Mississippi silica case has responded to defense motions for summary judgment, discounting their “irrelevant and unsubstantiated” comparisons to unsuccessful prior litigation and disputing assertions that his action is time-barred
A federal judge has dismissed a pipe company’s request for a temporary restraining order to prevent federal regulators from inspecting its chemical storage facilities, saying the court has no jurisdiction.
A federal judge has dismissed a suit by United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) workers claiming exposure to hexavalent chromium, saying the claims against United do not fall within a fraudulent concealment exception to workers’ compensation preclusion and that repair contractor Leading Edge Aviation Services owed no duty of care to the plaintiffs.
La. Federal Judge Finds Amount in Controversy Insufficient in Becton Dickinson Product Liability Suit
A federal judge in Louisiana has remanded a lawsuit in which a hospital nurse alleges injuries from an accidental exposure to contaminated blood, saying that defendant Becton, Dickinson and Co.(NYSE:BDX) failed to show that that the amount in controversy met the court’s $75,000 threshold.
A jury in Washington County, Miss., deliberated for approximately 20 minutes before reaching a verdict in favor of Mine Safety Appliances in the latest silica lawsuit to go to trial, according to a source connected to the case.
A former operations manager for Microsoft (NYSE:MSFT) has sued that company and Prudential Insurance Co. for allegedly denying him disability benefits and discriminating against him for an illness related to his overseas business travel.
Issue #133, November 2013
A federal judge in Indiana has denied summary judgment sought by CSX Transportation Inc. (NYSE:CSX) in a railroad engineer’s suit alleging accidental exposure to harmful fumes, saying there are substantial factual disputes to be resolved.
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that the absolute immunity usually afforded a plaintiff seeking a judicial remedy doesn’t shield an employer engaged in a dispute over a workers’ compensation release from the employee’s counterclaim for retaliation.
The Delaware Supreme Court has affirmed the exclusion of the plaintiff’s expert in a chemical exposure case against Advanced Micro Devices Inc., (NYSE:AMD) saying the trial court did not abuse its discretion in finding the proffered opinions unreliable.