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Mississippi Jury Awards $322 Million To Man With Asbestosis From Drilling Mud Exposure

Sources say it's the largest single-plaintiff asbestos award in U.S. history RALEIGH, Miss. - (Mealey's) A Mississippi jury on May 4 awarded $322 million - including $300 million in punitive damages - to a man suffering from asbestosis caused by exposure to asbestos in drilling mud products...

Mississippi Jury Awards Man $322 Million In Asbestos Lawsuit

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 Thomas C. Brown, said Friday he believed...

Duane Morris Alerts and Updates. 2-Disease Rule No More: Pennsylvania Allows Multiple Malignancy Claims

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 Superior Court's decision in Daley v. A...

English Court Finds Cape Is Liable For Subsidiary's Asbestos-Related Activities

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 court on April 25 found that Cape PLC, as the parent...