Asbestos is the source for more complete asbestos-related litigation news. Summaries of important decisions, verdicts and complaints are at the core of every issue, but this publication isn't simply a review of case law. We identify the critical trends and track important stories as they unfold, bringing you unique insights and valuable information.



Issue #5, April 2001

Plaintiff Appealing Oregon Ruling on Motion for New Trial

Attorneys for a former sheet metal and auto parts worker who was on the losing end of a recent verdict have indicated their intent to appeal an Oregon judge's decision to deny plaintiff's request for a new

Jury Awards $6 Million to California Woman Exposed While Father Worked on Brakes

A San Francisco jury has awarded more than $6 million to a woman allegedly exposed to asbestos during childhood as

$8 Million Awarded to Insulator Who Worked at Exxon Mobil Site

A San Francisco jury has awarded more than $8 million to a former insulator who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after years of working around asbestos products

Florida Jury Finds for Defense

A Florida jury has found for defendant AC&S Inc. in an asbestos trial that stemmed from a lawsuit filed by the widow of an insulation cutter, who sought more than $8 million in damages

Kansas City Jury Awards $10 Million to Building Engineer

A jury in Kansas City has awarded $10 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma

California Jury Finds for Friction Defendants in Mesothelioma Case

A California jury has found for the defense in a case where the plaintiff claimed he developed mesothelioma after alleged exposure

$19.8 Million Awarded to Baltimore Shipyard Workers

Three Baltimore shipyard workers have been awarded nearly $20 million for their workplace exposure to asbestos and the mesothelioma

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Federal Asbestos Legislation: The Search for a Strategy

Strangely, given the substantial progress made in the last Congress on this long-festering issue, there is a certain ambient pessimism in the Washington community regarding prospects for comprehensive asbestos

Agency Taking Time to Evaluate Consult on Tremolite Asbestos

Comments about a government consultation compiling medical evidence of health risks associated with exposure to tremolite asbestos are now being taken under advisement by the agency that prepared the document

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