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Los Angeles Jury Awards $200 Million in Punitive Damages for Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) A Los Angeles jury on April 29 awarded $200 million in punitive damages to go along with $8.8 million in compensatory damages to a woman who contracted mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos on her husband’s clothing ( Rhoda Evans, et al. v. A.W. Chesterton...

Philadelphia Housing Authority, Others Settle Mold-Related Claims For $11.78 Million

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and others on May 3 agreed to settle for more than $11 million claims alleged by a tenant that unsafe conditions, including mold contamination, in a home rented through a federally subsidized housing program caused her and...

2nd Circuit Affirms Injunction Against Lawyer Who Disclosed Zyprexa MDL Documents

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The Zyprexa multidistrict litigation court properly enjoined an Alaska attorney and mental health advocate from obtaining and disseminating confidential discovery documents produced by Eli Lilly and Co., a panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 12 ( Eli...

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Mealey's, the premier (a LexisNexis exclusive) provider of litigation news for over 25 years, now offers a Daily News Service by practice area that is a combination of daily news abstracts and traditional report offerings. In addition, Mealey's will continue to offer the traditional online Report...

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