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Oil Spill Legal Mess Likely One Of Costliest Ever
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Libby, Montana, Asbestos Victims Consider $43 Million Settlement
Posted on 9 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BILLINGS, Mont. - (AP) More than 1,100 victims of asbestos contamination are nearing a $43 million settlement over claims that Montana health officials failed to warn miners about the hazards of a deadly vermiculite mine, documents in the case show. Hundreds... Read More

Mississippi Jury Awards Man $322 Million In Asbestos Lawsuit
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

California Groups Sue EPA Over Civil Rights Complaint
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FRESNO, Calif. - (AP) Sixteen years ago, soon after she gave birth to her first baby, Maricela Mares-Alatorre joined residents of three small California farmworker towns who alleged they were being discriminated against by environmental regulators, because... Read More

Baron & Budd’s Russell W. Budd Wins Prestigious Harry Philo Award From AAJ
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DALLAS - Russell W. Budd, shareholder and managing director of law firm Baron & Budd P.C., was awarded the prestigious Harry M. Philo Award Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The award was presented in... Read More

Lanier Law Firm Expands Los Angeles Office With Latest Additions
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - The Lanier Law Firm is expanding the firm's Toxic Exposure and Asbestos practice and adding two attorneys to the firm's recently expanded Los Angeles office. Trey Jones and Alexandra Shef have joined the firm in Los Angeles, where... Read More

Plaintiffs' Law Firm Motley Rice Strengthens Litigation Team
Posted on 14 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms, has announced that trial lawyer Nathan D. Finch has joined the firm as a member in its Washington, D.C., office. A significant addition to the Motley... Read More

The Lanier Law Firm Highlights National Asbestos Litigation Conference
Posted on 27 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - Noted trial attorney Mark Lanier , founder of The Lanier Law Firm , is presenting the keynote address on the first day of the 14th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference set for Oct 3-4 in Amelia Island, Fla. The conference, which... Read More

Russell Budd Announces Opening Of Baron & Budd P.C. Office In Miami
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - Russell Budd has announced the opening of plaintiff's law firm Baron & Budd, P.C. 's new office in Miami. The new office will offer its services to individuals and businesses with environmental issues as well as those victimized... Read More

Pfizer Faces Asbestos Actions After Supreme Court Declines To Hear Case
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by Emerson Heffner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 denied a bid for certiorari by Pfizer Inc. of a ruling removing the protection for Pfizer of a bankruptcy injunction barring asbestos personal injury claims entered in the case of a defunct... Read More

Steve Kazan - Asbestos Usage and Asbestos Bans in the U.S. and Around the World
Posted on 31 May 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) Is anything new being done about the continued use of asbestos in the United States? Steve Kazan of Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley shared his views earlier this month in a clip produced by HB... Read More

Pennsylvania High Court Rejects 'Any Exposure' To Asbestos Causation Theory
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Bryan Redding

HARRISBURG, Pa. - (Mealey's) An expert's testimony that "any exposure" to asbestos substantially contributes to mesothelioma irreparably conflicts with his testimony that mesothelioma is a dose-response disease, the Pennsylvania Supreme... Read More

W.R. Grace, Insurers Reach $84 Million Settlement
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WILMINGTON, Del. - (Mealey's) After a hearing Jan. 10, the bankruptcy judge overseeing W.R. Grace & Co.'s Chapter 11 case in a Delaware bankruptcy court approved an $84 million settlement between the company and a group of insurers to resolve... Read More

English Court Finds Cape Is Liable For Subsidiary's Asbestos-Related Activities
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Lisa M. Hickey

LONDON - (Mealey's) After determining that Cape PLC had a duty to share knowledge that it had about the risks of asbestos with its subsidiary and information on how to provide employees with a safe working environment, an England and Wales appeals... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court: Locomotive Act Preempts State Law Asbestos Claims
Posted on 29 Feb 2012 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) preempts state law design defect and failure-to-warn claims involving exposure to asbestos during repairs and maintenance, a divided U.S. Supreme Court held Feb. 29 ( Gloria Gail Kurns... Read More