An Oklahoma power plant worker has overcome the typically insurmountable hurdle of workers’ comp exclusivity, getting the green light to pursue an intentional tort claim against his employer for exposure to toxic fly ash.
A toxic tort plaintiff could not sue an engineering firm for failing to make a public disclosure of beryllium contamination at a chemical plant near her home, a Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.
At last week’s packed opening hearing of the massive litigation over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier scheduled a key proceeding in the litigation — a trial to determine the proportion of fault among the corporate defendants — more than a year from now, in October 2011.
A Mississippi jury on Thursday awarded $19 million to five women who alleged an oil company is responsible for their children born with disabilities and illnesses, including mental retardation.
A former Pfizer scientist who claims that she has been paralyzed by inadvertent exposure to a virus engineered at the pharmaceutical company’s laboratories in Groton, Conn., was awarded $1.37 million Thursday by a federal jury in Hartford following a trial that raised questions about safety practices in the dynamic field of genetic engineering.
A federal jury on Monday rejected a New Orleans man’s claims that government contractors provided him with a trailer after Hurricane Katrina that exposed him to dangerous fumes, dealing another blow to those suing the trailer makers.
A settlement that could pay up to $657.5 million to more than 10,000 ground zero rescue and recovery workers sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center goes before a judge Friday, and he has said he favored a settlement but planned to analyze it carefully to make sure it was fair.
Nearly a decade after the Twin Towers fell, a dozen of those who claim they’ve been condemned to death by Ground Zero’s toxins are finally headed to court. Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein Friday revealed the 12 health cases tied to the terror attacks that will go to trial in Manhattan federal court just blocks from the World Trade Center site.
Two men who became seriously ill after working at a Hicksville, N.Y., magazine distributor located atop a former nuclear fuel plant have been awarded $12 million in a federal negligence suit against Verizon Communications Inc.