Posts Tagged ‘mesothelioma lawsuits’

New York Supreme Court upholds mesothelioma award

15 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Legal

Lady justice Dublin L 100x100 New York Supreme Court upholds mesothelioma awardThe Supreme Court of the State of New York has rejected the two-year appeal of a mesothelioma victim’s jury award. Nicholas Dominick will finally receive $3 million the jury awarded him for future pain and suffering from Pacemaker Steel & Piping Co. for their contribution to Dominick’s mesothelioma, according to (more…)

Alabama mesothelioma case remanded to lower court

28 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Legal, News

603px Browns ferry NPP 100x100 Alabama mesothelioma case remanded to lower courtThe U.S. Court of Appeals’ 11th Circuit is remanding a Florence, Alabama, woman’s take-home asbestos exposure case back to district court to settle a dispute over the amount of damages to be awarded, according to (more…)

Widow appeals determination of damages by timing of asbestos exposure

25 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Legal, News

480px Florida Supreme Court Seal 2014 100x100 Widow appeals determination of damages by timing of asbestos exposureIn February, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals broke away from precedents set by other states, ruling Janis Kelly could not receive damages for the loss of her husband’s companionship after he died in 2015 from mesothelioma because prior cases in the district  had established that claims start for asbestos-related disease when symptoms appear.

Specifically, it ruled that she could not bring claims against defendants Georgia-Pacific Union Carbide Corp. because under common law loss of consortium, the parties must be married when the injury occurs to recover damages. Kelly has appealed the ruling to the Florida Supreme Court, according to Law360. (more…)

Ohio Supreme Court changes the rules for asbestos victims

16 Oct 2008 by Scott Thomas under Legal, News

A friend of mine just sent me this update:

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a 2004 law imposing stricter rules on those suing for asbestos-related injuries can be applied to cases pending before the legislation was passed, a move that could frustrate thousands of people seeking claims.

The 6-1 decision Wednesday means that many of the 40,000 Ohio cases filed before the law was enacted are likely to be dismissed. It also has potential ramifications in Florida, Georgia, Kansas and other states that have sought to use such laws to reduce litigation related to the cancer-causing substance.

Am I the only one that finds it incredible that all this legislation is being passed to protect businesses, while legislation intended to protect consumers has been stalled for over 10 years?

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