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 #2, January 2001
The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a decision that would have allowed for the substitution of plaintiffs in a medical monitoring class action in place of the sole, original plaintiff, who died
Asbestos victims seeking recompense from the Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W) have begun submitting claims to the company and may continue to do so through July 30, 2001, as a part of the B&W's Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. In re:
Owens Corning's decision to hire its longtime counsel to guide it through reorganization is being questioned by at least one firm, which says the appointment might cause problems if the debtors' firm
The Louisiana Court of Appeals has ruled the exclusive remedy for an occupational disease alleged to have been caused by asbestos is the state's workers' compensation scheme because asbestos is a pathogen
Defendants in a recent California case where a seaman was allowed to proceed with a lawsuit filed some five years after he was first diagnosed with asbestos-related illness have filed a petition