Oil Spill Legal Mess Likely One Of Costliest Ever

MIAMI - (AP) BP PLC and the other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are faced with fast-multiplying lawsuits that will provoke one of the most drawn-out and costliest legal battles in U.S. history, one that could easily consume the $20 billion set aside by BP to pay. . . . Full version...

Illinois Jury Returns $89.6 Million Asbestos Verdict

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- An Illinois jury on March 11 returned an $89.6 million verdict against four defendants after finding that three of them conspired to conceal the dangers of asbestos and that one negligently exposed a man to the asbestos that caused his mesothelioma, sources told Mealey Publications...

Virginia Jury Returns $25 Million Verdict Against Exxon Mobil

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - (Mealey's) A Virginia jury on March 17 returned a $25 million verdict for a man exposed to asbestos while repairing Exxon Mobil Corp. ships at Newport News Shipbuilding, sources told Mealey Publications ( Bert Minton v. Exxon Mobil Corp. , No. CL0901505F-15, Va. Cir., Newport...

Mississippi Jury Awards $322 Million To Man With Asbestosis From Drilling Mud Exposure

Sources say it's the largest single-plaintiff asbestos award in U.S. history RALEIGH, Miss. - (Mealey's) A Mississippi jury on May 4 awarded $322 million - including $300 million in punitive damages - to a man suffering from asbestosis caused by exposure to asbestos in drilling mud products...

Mississippi Jury Awards Man $322 Million In Asbestos Lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) A jury has awarded $322 million to a Mississippi man who claimed he inhaled asbestos dust while mixing drilling mud sold and manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and Union Carbide Corp. Allen Hossley, an attorney who represented Thomas C. Brown, said Friday he believed...

N.J. Judge Awards $90.5M In Asbestos-Related Damages After Default In 11 Cases Against International Companies

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — (Mealey’s) A New Jersey judge on July 2 awarded $90.5 million in asbestos-related damages against Eternit successors Anova Holding AG and Becon AG after awarding default judgments against the international companies, sources told Mealey Publications ( Tuturice v. Anova...