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 #4, March 2001

Construction Statute of Repose Doesn't Bar Asbestos Claim, Illinois Court Rules

A lawsuit filed against the distributor of an asbestos-containing product is not barred by limitations set out in a construction statute, which is designed

Federal Judge in Kentucky Refuses to Remand Case Where Fraudulent Joinder Existed

A defendant in an asbestos personal injury lawsuit has kept a federal judge in Kentucky from remanding the case after arguing that a recently dismissed defendant was fraudulently joined

Defense Verdict Issued in Virginia Brake Shoe Mesothelioma Case

A trial held to determine whether a Chrysler auto mechanic contracted mesothelioma as a result of

Bexar County Jury Awards $3.6 Million in Lung Cancer Case

A Texas jury has awarded the wife of an iron plant worker $3.6 million in damages for her husband's alleged

$18 Million Awarded to Insulator Allegedly Exposed to Pfizer Subsidiary's Product

A jury in El Paso, Texas, has awarded $18 million to an insulator who was exposed to asbestos

Jury Awards $35.2 Mil. to Texaco Workers Suffering from Asbestosis

A jury in Texas has awarded $35.2 million to 22 retired Texaco workers who claimed they developed asbestosis after more than twenty years

N.D. Texas Rules Removal Was Untimely, Remands to State Court

The attempts of several asbestos companies to remove a case to federal court failed when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas found their notice of removal untimely, granting

Ohio Federal Judge Remands Settlement Dispute Removed After Armstrong Bankruptcy Filing

A federal judge in Ohio has ruled that a dispute over payment of a $125 million asbestos settlement should be sent back to state court after one of the settling defendants used another's bankruptcy filing

Plaintiffs Seek Order Defining Burden Under Market Share Theory for Friction Defendants

Plaintiffs in the California state asbestos litigation have filed a motion in San Francisco County Superior Court seeking a general order that would

Canadian Journal Publishes Call for International Asbestos Ban: Objectors Claim Collegium Ramazzini's Basis for a Ban Is Unsupported by Plea

The Collegium Ramazzini has renewed its plea for an outright international ban on the mining and use of asbestos, urging officials that safer industrial alternatives to the carcinogen exist

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