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.
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Issue #1, December 2000
A settlement for $15,000 represents bankruptcy estate property when the check it was written on was dishonored at the time of transfer, a bankruptcy court judge has ruled
A Louisiana district court judge ordered a second round of revisions to the Babcock & Wilcox Co.'s proof of claim form and instructions in order for the form to be approved and the bar date established
McDermott International Inc.'s motion to dismiss a securities fraud class action, arising from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Co., has been granted by a federal judge
A Connecticut judge has ordered the GAF Corporation to pay two plaintiffs more than $50,000 under settlement agreements negotiated on its behalf by the Center for Claims Resolution
The family of a Louisiana man whose asbestos exposure ended years before the state passed a now-defunct law allowing for punitive damages can seek the award as part of wrongful death suit filed against
An insulator who sued several defendants for asbestos-related injuries may not pursue a claim for negligent hiring against a hirer of the independent contractor he works for, a California Court of Appeal
Several amended complaints that allege injuries suffered as a result of exposure to benzene are not barred by the Jones Act's three-year statute of limitations because the complaints "relate back"
Asbestos defendant Atlas Turner Inc. has failed to persuade a federal judge in New York to reconsider his denial of Atlas Turner's motion to set aside a $4.2 million verdict, finding that the defendant waived
The estate of a man who died of mesothelioma was properly assessed costs and attorneys' fees under state law for filing a "frivolous" appeal from a trial court's decision to strike an estate affidavit
The Kentucky Court of Appeals has reversed a defense verdict for Owens Corning, finding that the jury received inadequate instructions when evaluating the personal injury claims of a man exposed