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Issue #5, April 2001
The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has found that a rule under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) apportioning full liability to a claimant's last maritime
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been granted immediate and unrestricted access to three W.R. Grace & Co. sites in Libby, Mont., to complete its investigation
SAN FRANCISCO â€” Judges in California have agreed to hear arguments over whether the court should adopt a general order clarifying the plaintiffs' burden under market share theory of recovery against friction
A Georgia appeals court has affirmed summary judgment in a suit originally filed against 16 asbestos manufacturers and suppliers because the plaintiff was unable to show that her brothers were exposed
Whether an insured's delay in giving timely notice of an asbestos-exposure claim to its insurance carrier is reasonable is a question for the jury, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals has ruled
In an attempt to untangle a web caused by numerous procedural errors in what began as a "run-of-the-mill" asbestos case, the U.S. District Court in Maryland has granted and denied in part
The spinoff of Highlands Insurance Group Inc. from the Halliburton Co. resulted in the termination of certain fixed-cost insurance policies issued by the former subsidiary, thus relieving Highlands
Asbestos defendant John Crane Inc. has been sanctioned by a Pennsylvania Common Pleas court for refusing to relax its national policy to never settle any of its asbestos cases
A jury award of nearly $6.5 million may be in jeopardy after a California Court of Appeal ruled that the liable defendant did not inherit its predecessor's liability when it purchased
A trial court did not err when, in charging a jury to determine the proximate cause of several asbestos-related claims, it failed to shift the burden of proof to defendants, a New Jersey appeals court...