Posts Tagged ‘asbestos litigation’

North Carolina set to change asbestos lawsuit requirements

26 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Legal, News

NCLegislature 100x100 North Carolina set to change asbestos lawsuit requirementsNorth Carolina is poised to join the gaggle of states changing requirements for asbestos lawsuits.

Earlier this week The News & Observer reported the state’s House Judiciary II Committee approved the Personal Injury Bankruptcy Trust Claims bill, or Senate Bill 470, by 6-4 vote earlier this week. The bill is now headed to a vote by the full House. (more…)


Secondary asbestos exposure increases risk of mesothelioma, study says

16 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

workers at WTC 100x100 Secondary asbestos exposure increases risk of mesothelioma, study says Household or secondary asbestos exposure occurs when the family members of a worker who is exposed to asbestos are also exposed to the known human carcinogen through clothing or other materials used on the job. While the law’s application to secondary asbestos exposure is still under debate, new research is suggesting household exposure does indeed have an effect on family members’ health, particularly female members. (more…)


Jury awards $81.5 million against Napa asbestos exposure claim

26 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Legal, News

4178172 4178172 american justice series edited 100x100 Jury awards $81.5 million against Napa asbestos exposure claimJerry “Doy” Coogan spent a lifetime fixing up backhoes, cranes and hot rods, and a Washington state jury recently found that his hobbies lead to his death. The jury awarded $81.5 million after determining his frequent use of Napa-brand auto parts lead to his death from mesothelioma in 2015 at age 67, according to Law 360. (more…)


Insurance company contests Goodyear Tire asbestos-related defense costs

6 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

Goodyear Blimp   Spirit of Innovation 100x100 Insurance company contests Goodyear Tire asbestos related defense costsGoodyear Tire and Rubber Co. faces approximately 62,000 claims involving asbestos-related injuries in New York, Maryland, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania. The claims allege exposure to asbestos through the tire company’s products, including floor tiles, gaskets and furnace hoses, according to Law360. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. filed a petition in federal court Wednesday to declare it has no duty to pay defense costs, though Goodyear says otherwise due to an insurance policy. (more…)


Iowa governor signs asbestos claims bill

29 Mar 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

412px Terry Branstad 100x100 Iowa governor signs asbestos claims bill Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill into law last week that changes the rules for filing asbestos claims in his state, according to Radio Iowa. (more…)