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Issue #Premier, November 2000

California Appeals Court Upholds Ruling That Workers' Comp Act Bars Mesothelioma Action

A wrongful death and survival rights action brought by the wife and children of a pipe inspector who died of mesothelioma is barred

Summary Judgment for Defendants Upheld in Idaho Supreme Court

An action filed after doctors flip-flopped on causes for an Idaho man's lung injury accrued

Prior Asbestosis Diagnosis Does Not Bar Lung Cancer Suit, Kentucky Supreme Court Rules

A claim for damages arising from cancer began accruing on the date of a plumber/steamfitter's cancer diagnosis

Jones Act Bars Asbestos-Related Survival and Wrongful Death Actions, Says Delaware Court

A Delaware Superior court has ruled that a survival claim filed on behalf of a seaman

Montana Supreme Court Orders New Trial on Punitive Damages in Asbestosis Action

A state court judge presiding over an asbestos personal injury trial in Montana abused

Prejudgment Interest Governed by Rhode Island Law, Not New York, 2nd Circuit Rules

A federal appeals court has held that a New York District Court erred when it chose New York law

Class Action Asserts W.R. Grace Hid Attic Insulation Dangers

A class action suit alleging a link between vermiculite and cancer-causing asbestos

Pittsburgh Corning Attorneys, Insurer Accused of Fraud, Conspiracy In Bond Issue

A bankrupt asbestos defendant, its attorneys and its insurer were all part of a plan to defraud

Plaintiffs Sue Center for Claims Resolution, Allege GAF Has Come Up Short With Payments

About 17,000 plaintiffs who entered into more than $150 million in settlement agreements

Washington State Court Takes Under Advisement Motion for Zonolite Class Certification

A state court in Washington has taken under advisement a motion to certify a class

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