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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 #Premier, November 2000

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


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


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 in Montana


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


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


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