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Mississippi Supreme Court Stays Proceedings In Record-Setting Asbestos Case

JACKSON, Miss. - (Mealey's) The Mississippi Supreme Court on July 13 stayed all proceedings in an asbestos case that resulted in a record-setting $322 million award until it can resolve a petition seeking to disqualify the trial judge for allegedly failing to disclose that his father filed two similar...

Fiber Type Crucial In Defending Asbestos Claims

By William A. Ruskin Asbestos defendants are frequently faced with medical causation testimony from the plaintiff that asserts that, because there is no "safe" level of asbestos exposure, any exposure above some ill-defined "background" level is a substantial contributing factor...

U.K. Supreme Court Dismisses Insurers' Appeals In Trigger Issue Action

LONDON - (Mealey's) In a landmark majority decision, the United Kingdom Supreme Court on March 28 overturned a split ruling on what constituted the "trigger" for an insurer's liability to indemnify an insured, finding that an insurer's obligation to indemnify an employer for mesothelioma...