Asbestos companies cannot be held liable for the illnesses suffered by family members of people who brought the carcinogenic fibers home with them before federal safety regulations were issued in 1972, Maryland’s highest court has ruled.
A trial that began with eight plaintiffs and more than a dozen defendants ended with just one party on either side of the bar and a jury award of $35 million.
WASHINGTON – Legislation pending in the House that would require private asbestos bankruptcy trusts to publicly release information about asbestos victims would delay claims and help companies avoid liability, the nation’s largest trial attorney group has warned.
Mass tort litigators are abuzz over a recent Washington state court ruling that some say expands manufacturers’ duty to warn about potential hazards associated with their products, even when those hazards are not caused by the products themselves.
The estate of a seaman who died from mesothelioma was entitled to recover compensation for his pre-death pain and suffering, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled.
A Delaware jury has awarded $2.86 million to the family of a factory worker who died from mesothelioma allegedly caused by exposure to talcum powder laced with asbestos fibers.
An Ohio family has won a $2.86 million jury award against a New York mining company which produced the asbestos which resulted in the death of Michael Galliher.
Despite never having worked directly with asbestos products, a general contractor diagnosed with mesothelioma has been awarded $48 million by a California jury.
The Mississippi Supreme Court yesterday overturned a $15 million asbestos verdict against Chevron Phillips, concluding that the jury heard inadmissible evidence overestimating the amount of asbestos-containing Flosal that a retired oil rig worker handled during his career.
The wife of a man diagnosed with mesothelioma can maintain a claim for loss of consortium against an asbestos manufacturer – even if her husband’s exposure to the toxic product predated the marriage, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.