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 #1, December 2000

Texas Appeals Court: Trial Court Erred When Imposing Injunction Against Asbestos Investigators

A Texas trial court that stopped two defendant-hired investigators from interrogating current and former employees of an asbestos plaintiffs' firm lacked jurisdiction to do so because the investigators were not

Calif. Court: Disease That Preceded Asbestosis Diagnosis Did Not Trigger Limitations Statute

The discovery of one asbestos-related disease does not trigger the statute of limitations for a seaman's claim under the Jones Act for damages he allegedly suffered as a result of a subsequent

Libby's Legacy: Are There Hundreds of other U.S. towns Just Like It?

Dr. Alan Whitehouse, renowned for his treatment of hundreds afflicted with asbestos-related disease, stood before a room of colleagues recently in Kalispell, Mont., explaining that by no means have they seen

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

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