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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

Settlement In Lawsuit Alleging Condom Found In Soup
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A California man who says he ordered French onion soup and bit into a condom instead of melted cheese has settled his lawsuit against the Claim Jumper restaurant chain. The terms of Wednesday's settlement were not disclosed... Read More

BP Waives $75M Cap For Some Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 19 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) BP PLC informed a federal judge Monday that the company is waiving a $75 million cap on its liability for certain economic damage claims spawned by the massive Gulf oil spill. In a court filing, BP lawyers said the company is waiving... Read More

75 NFL Retirees Sue League Over Concussions
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Mark Duper, Ottis Anderson and 73 other former players sued the National Football League, claiming it concealed information about the danger of concussions for decades. The negligence, fraud and liability suit was filed Tuesday in Los... Read More

Without Effective Evaluation, All May Be for Naught
Posted on 21 Apr 2010 by Steven A. Lauer-Dupl

Excerpt: Absent good communication, in-house and outside counsel's ability to work together effectively to represent their mutual client will suffer. Establishing good channels between the in-house and outside attorneys is necessary at the start... Read More

Texas High Court Modifies Standards For Attorneys' Fees In Tort, Contract Actions
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By William V. Dorsaneo III In Tony Gullo Motors I, L.P. v. Chapa , the Texas Supreme Court modified the standards for the recoverability of attorney's fees in cases involving tort and contract theories of liability. No longer can parties rely on... Read More

Duane Morris LLP Alert: New Pennsylvania Law Limits Joint And Several Liability
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

On June 28, 2011, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Senate Bill 1131 ; and in doing so, the future of joint and several liability in Pennsylvania was reduced to a list of exceptions. The new law provides that "where liability is attributed... Read More

James C. Moore On Bacardi 151 Rum: An Inherently Dangerous Product?
Posted on 5 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By James C. Moore In Sclafani v. Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Inc., et al. , the New York Supreme Court addressed two fundamental questions: (i) is Bacardi 151 Rum defectively designed because it is highly flammable and (ii) is the removal of the safety... Read More

Durabla Chapter 11 Case Continues; Dismissal Denied
Posted on 7 Oct 2010 by Cheryl Keely

WILMINGTON, Del. -- The Delaware bankruptcy judge overseeing Durabla Manufacturing Co.'s Chapter 11 case on Oct. 6 rejected a motion to dismiss the case made by a group of asbestos personal injury plaintiffs who maintain that the case was filed in... Read More

Smoker Wasn't Addicted, Fla. Jury Finds In Awarding Verdict To Tobacco Companies
Posted on 7 Oct 2010 by Gerald C. Matics

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Jurors in a Florida circuit court on Oct. 6 capped a retrial in an Engle progeny case with a defense verdict, finding that the plaintiff was not addicted to smoking the defendant tobacco companies' cigarettes; the verdict extends... Read More