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
An insulator who sued several defendants for asbestos-related injuries may not pursue a claim for negligent hiring against a hirer of the independent contractor he works for, a California Court of Appeal
Several amended complaints that allege injuries suffered as a result of exposure to benzene are not barred by the Jones Act's three-year statute of limitations because the complaints "relate back"
Asbestos defendant Atlas Turner Inc. has failed to persuade a federal judge in New York to reconsider his denial of Atlas Turner's motion to set aside a $4.2 million verdict, finding that the defendant waived
The estate of a man who died of mesothelioma was properly assessed costs and attorneys' fees under state law for filing a "frivolous" appeal from a trial court's decision to strike an estate affidavit
The Kentucky Court of Appeals has reversed a defense verdict for Owens Corning, finding that the jury received inadequate instructions when evaluating the personal injury claims of a man exposed
A lawsuit filed on behalf of the late U.S. Rep. Bruce Vento has been filed against 11 manufacturers and distributors allegedly responsible for exposing him to asbestos during his years
The next of kin of four Minneapolis residents blame the illnesses of their loved ones on the contaminated vermiculite they played in as children, a complaint filed on Oct. 3 states
A U.S. District Court in California has remanded a complaint filed by Owens Corning to recover from several tobacco companies money it paid for asbestos-related claims the company says
U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein has denied the National Asbestos Workers Medical Fund's motion for class certification in its suit filed against the major U.S. tobacco companies to recover expenses
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary F. Walrath has granted Owens Corning's motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) that prevents Owens Corning's creditors from acting against its foreign