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Issue #Premier, November 2000

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

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

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