Asbestos plaintiffs seek friendly results in Madison County

Asbestos plaintiffs seek friendly results in Madison County

https://ilnews.org/news/justice/asbestos-plaintiffs-seek-friendly-results-in-madison-county/article_e9487fa6-0e5b-11e7-917b-5311c4c43c75.htmlA county in downstate Illinois has almost three times as many asbestos-related lawsuits as any other county in the nation.

Reform advocates say it’s costing …

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Second Madison County asbestos trial this year starts; Deceased Ohio man allegedly exposed to potent crocidolite

https://madisonrecord.com/stories/511096868-second-madison-county-asbestos-trial-this-year-starts-deceased-ohio-man-allegedly-exposed-to-potent-crocidolite-asbestosFour of the decedent’s children were in the audience section of the courtroom surrounded by the Simmons team.

Pridemore, of Ohio, filed his lawsuit on November 7, 2014.

Chandler told jurors Pridemore was exposed to crocidolite asbestos, also referred …

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Armstrong asbestos trust target of lawsuit

http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170322/CPBJ01/170329930/armstrong-asbestos-trust-target-of-lawsuitUtah’s attorney general is suing four asbestos-related trusts, including the Armstrong World Industries Inc. Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust, in search of information about whether the trusts are doing enough to prevent fraudulent claims.

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Texans for Lawsuit Reform releases ‘The Story of Asbestos Litigation in Texas and its National Consequences’

https://setexasrecord.com/stories/511096331-texans-for-lawsuit-reform-releases-the-story-of-asbestos-litigation-in-texas-and-its-national-consequencesAUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform has released its latest paper, “The Story of Asbestos Litigation in Texas and Its National Consequences,” a comprehensive look at Texas’ involvement with asbestos litigation – arguably the longest running mass-tort in …

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State AGs Probe Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts To Recover Medicare Payments

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2017/03/20/state-ags-probe-asbestos-bankruptcy-trusts-to-recover-medicare-payments/The AGs cite the Medicare Secondary Payer law, a little used federal statute that carries stiff penalties for insurers and others who arrange for lawsuit settlements to be paid directly to claimants without making sure they first settle outstanding …

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Lawsuit-abuse watchdog group applauds recent House bill

https://louisianarecord.com/stories/511093239-lawsuit-abuse-watchdog-group-applauds-recent-house-billBATON ROUGE
Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch enjoyed seeing the U.S. House of Representatives recently pass the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017.

The House passed the bill, known as …

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Miami-based asbestos firm files tortious interference lawsuit

https://legalnewsline.com/stories/511092285-miami-based-asbestos-firm-files-tortious-interference-lawsuitMIAMI
A Miami-based law firm that typically specializes in asbestos litigation has filed a lawsuit against a former client and his South Carolina attorney for allegedly interfering with a business relationship in an effort to keep …

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Lawsuit claims asbestos at state-owned building led to judge’s death

https://khon2.com/2017/03/10/lawsuit-claims-asbestos-at-state-owned-building-led-to-judges-death/A lawsuit filed by late State Supreme Court associate justice Mario Ramil is moving forward.

Ramil filed the suit last October against numerous companies, claiming he was exposed to asbestos while he worked at the state-owned Princess Victoria Kamamalu …

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Ramil asbestos lawsuit takes new turn

https://www.kitv.com/story/34713913/ramil-asbestos-lawsuit-takes-new-turnThree months before former Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Mario Ramil died, he sued over asbestos exposure in the state-owned Kamamalu building on the corner of King and Richards Streets.

Ramil worked in the basement offices as state insurance …

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Contractor denies mishandling asbestos in school job

https://www.eagletribune.com/news/merrimack_valley/contractor-denies-mishandling-asbestos-in-school-job/article_92756b65-d7af-57f8-8730-ce129dc91471.htmlThe asbestos remediation was monitored by Universal Environmental of Framingham.

Jason Becotte, an inspector for the company, would not comment on Healey’s allegations that RM Technologies botched the asbestos removal, citing the pending lawsuit.

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House passes bill to curb class-action lawsuits

https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/323313-house-passes-bill-to-curb-class-action-lawsuitsAs in the last session of Congress, lawmakers folded the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act into the legislation.

It requires trusts created under the bankruptcy code to file quarterly reports on their public bankruptcy dockets that …

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