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Issue #Premier, November 2000

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


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


Illinois Judge Denies Insurer's Motion to Dismiss Asbestos Coverage Action

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on August 25 denied an insurer's motion to dismiss


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 who died of mesothelioma can not


Trial Court Erred in Dismissing 45 Asbestos Cases, Texas Court of Appeals Rules

A state trial court erred when it declared a Texas procedural statute unconstitutional and dismissed 45


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 has been filed


Plaintiffs, Grace Looking to Create Zonolite Insulation MDL

Parties involved in four nationwide Zonolite Attic Insulation class actions agree their complaints


11th Circuit: Motive Not a Factor in Allowing Creditor's Counsel to Recover Fees

In a case of first impression, the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that a creditor's attorney can recover fees


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