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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

HarrisMartin Interview: Al Brayton

Marte J. Bassi, HarrisMartin Publishing's Regional Editor in San Francisco, and Andrew Steinheimer recently sat down with asbestos Plaintiffs' Attorney Alan R. Brayton of Brayton Purcell in Novato, Calif., to discuss


Issue #Premier, November 2000

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 with members of the Center for Claims Resolution


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


Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Statute of Limitations Ruling

The Alabama Supreme Court said Sept. 8 that it won't decide whether the statute of limitations should be applied


Montana Statute Bars Asbestos Wrongful Death Suit, California Court of Appeal Rules

After determining on the facts that an asbestos wrongful death action would be barred


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


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