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Issue #Premier, November 2000

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

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

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

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

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

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