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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

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

American Association For Justice Announces Gary M. Paul As President For 2011-2012
Posted on 14 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Gary M. Paul was announced as the new president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at their annual convention in New York City. Paul will lead AAJ in its continued mission to protect the legal rights of Americans when... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: Pa. Superior Court Confirms Statutory Right of Repose for Improvements to Real Estate in Asbestos Cases
Posted on 8 Jul 2014 by Duane Morris LLP

The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs in an asbestos mesothelioma case, finding that the 12-year statute of repose bars all claims related to improvements constructed on real estate brought beyond the statutory... Read More

Texas High Court: Crown Cork Statute's Application To Pending Asbestos Cases Unconstitutional
Posted on 22 Oct 2010 by Bryan Redding

AUSTIN, Texas -- (Mealey's) The statute shielding Crown Cork & Seal Co. from successor liability in asbestos cases violates Texas Constitution Article I, Section 16's prohibition on retroactive laws when applied to pending cases, a divided... 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

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

Asbestos Litigation, Attorney Advertising & Bankruptcy Trusts: The Economic Incentives Behind The New Recruitment Of Lung Cancer Cases
Posted on 26 Nov 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Marc C. Scarcella, Peter R. Kelso, and Joseph Cagnoli, Jr. [Editor's Note: Marc C. Scarcella and Peter R. Kelso, Managers at the Washington, D.C., office of Bates White Economic Consulting. Joseph Cagnoli, Jr., Shareholder in the Philadelphia... Read More

Duane Morris Alerts and Updates. 2-Disease Rule No More: Pennsylvania Allows Multiple Malignancy Claims
Posted on 29 Feb 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

In a decision that impacts all asbestos defendants, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the so-called "two-disease" rule allows plaintiffs in asbestos cases to file multiple malignancy claims. The state Supreme Court affirmed the Pennsylvania... Read More

Maryland Top Court Finds Duty To Warn About Replacement Asbestos Parts
Posted on 21 Dec 2015 by Bryan Redding

BALTIMORE — (Mealey’s) Manufacturers can be held liable for failure-to-warn under negligent and strict liability theories for parts the manufacturer reasonably knew would need replaced with asbestos-containing versions, Maryland’s top... Read More