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Issue #Premier, November 2000

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

Plaintiffs Awarded More Than $25 Million in First Round of Tyler Pipe Cases

The first trials involving hundreds of asbestos claims filed against Tyler Pipe Industries have ended with more than $25 million

San Francisco Jury Awards Record $10.3 Million in Paraoccupational Exposure Case

A California jury has awarded $10.3 million in compensatory damages to an elderly woman who developed mesothelioma

EPA Files Suit for Access to Libby Asbestos Site

The Justice Department filed suit Sept. 14 on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanding

West Virginia Court Says Employees Can Sue State for Asbestos Exposure

Employees of West Virginia University who sued the school after allegedly being exposed to asbestos can continue

ASBESTOS LUNG DISEASE<br>A Primer for Patients, Physicians and Lawyers

Part one of a three-part series by Dr. Lawrence Martin looks at asbestos-related illness

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