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Marc Gaffrey of Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas - The “Next Asbestos” is Asbestos

(Please visit the site to view this video) So benzene isn’t. Mold isn’t. So what is the proverbial “next asbestos”? Click and listen to what Marc S. Gaffrey had to say on the subject. Marc is a partner with Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas in New Brunswick, N.J. This...

Steve Kazan pf Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley on Changes in Asbestos Litigation

(Please visit the site to view this video) How has the development of asbestos disease and the resulting litigation changed since the 1970s? Steve Kazan of Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley shared his views earlier this month in a clip produced by HB Litigation Conferences. More at www...

Baron & Budd’s Russell W. Budd Wins Prestigious Harry Philo Award From AAJ

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 recognition of his leadership in protecting the rights...

Lanier Law Firm Expands Los Angeles Office With Latest Additions

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 they will focus on mesothelioma and asbestos...

Babst Calland On Marcellus Shale - Anticipating Toxic Tort Litigation

One of our litigation attorneys, Kathy Condo, has a practice focused on handling the defense of large toxic tort litigation. Recently, she shared with our team an article from The West Virginia Record ( Jan. 20, 2011 ) in which a statewide group known as the "Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse"...

Duane Morris LLP Alert: New Pennsylvania Law Limits Joint And Several Liability

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 to more than one defendant, each defendant shall...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Asbestos Suits Against Employers Now Permitted In Pennsylvania In Some Situations

By James J. A. Mulhall | The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Western Division, issued an extremely important decision on November 22, 2013 in the Tooey and Landis holding [ enhanced opinion available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The consolidated appeals involved asbestos lawsuits against employers when...

Duane Morris LLP: Pa. Superior Court Confirms Statutory Right of Repose for Improvements to Real Estate in Asbestos Cases

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 period pursuant to 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. §...

Maryland Top Court Finds Duty To Warn About Replacement Asbestos Parts

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 court held Dec. 18 ( Ruth Belche May, et al. v....