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Victims of second-hand asbestos exposure cannot file lawsuit in Arizona

A court in Arizona recently concluded that people who have contacted asbestos from another person cannot file a claim if they develop asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma, an article of Arizona Capitol Times reported on September 20. The state Court of Appeals judges concluded that Reynolds Metal Co. is not responsible for the death of Ernest […]

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Former railway employees claim they were exposed to asbestos

At least three former workers of BNSF Railway recently filed a lawsuit against the company due to the respiratory illness they are suffering from after being exposed to asbestos in their workplace over decades, Daily Reporter stated on June 3. According to the lawsuit filed in Portland, the plaintiffs conducted their job in a place surrounded […]

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Signed asbestos bill to limit victims’ compensation

According to a group of Arizona lawyers, the asbestos law recently signed by Governor Doug Ducey will hamper the deserved compensation of asbestos exposure victims, The Island Packet reported on April 11. Under House Bill 2603, asbestos exposure victims who are planning to file lawsuits are required to identify all their potential legal claims by […]

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Iowa building owner violated asbestos law

A building owner in Sioux City is facing criminal charges for violating Iowa’s asbestos law, the Sioux City Journal reported on June 25. Several charges were filed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against Larry Wolf for conducting improper asbestos extraction, failure to inform authorities about the remodeling, and purposefully misleading the EPA. Wolf reportedly allowed untrained […]

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Veterans shun asbestos lawsuit law

Veterans in Wisconsin are pushing Governor Scott Walker to get rid of a proposed asbestos lawsuit bill, the Chippewa Herald reported on March 18. In a news conference, veterans and family members of people who died as a result of asbestos exposure expressed concerns that the law will slow down court procedures and victims may […]

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Asbestos bill currently in Louisiana Senate

An asbestos bill is currently set to be heard today in the Louisiana Senate committee and if passed, it will change the way that the discovery process for asbestos cases are handled. The bill would require that asbestos plaintiffs in the state to name the entire list of possible defendants during the discovery process. Officials […]

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Oak Ridge cleanup lawsuit filed by six former contractors

An asbestos lawsuit filed on May 5 by six former plaintiffs that claim that they were exposed to asbestos and other toxic materials when working on an Oak Ridge Cleanup in 2000 and 2001. The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit against multiple government contractors after stating that they were negligent in exposing workers to asbestos and […]

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State overturns asbestos lawsuit decision regarding machine maker

Earlier this week, the state overturned a decision regarding an asbestos lawsuit that was first decided in June 2010. The lawsuit claimed that the makers of a brake grinding machine were negligent in causing mechanics to develop asbestos-related diseases. The lawsuits claim that the brake shoe grinding machines released asbestos as a result of grinding […]

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New study shows link to asbestos and heart disease

A new study shows that there may be  a link between heart attacks and people that were exposed to asbestos on the job and that this condition may affect women more than men. Asbestos has already been known to cause rare and aggressive lung disease and cancer such as mesothelioma, but the latest study shows […]

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Asbestos lawsuit with $15.2 million settlement appealed by Conoco Phillips

Conoco Phillips has now appealed a $15.2 million asbestos lawsuit regarding the case of a oil drill worker who claimed that he was exposed to asbestos on the job and this caused him to develop lung cancer. According to the Associated Press, oral arguments will be beginning on the case by January 30 in the […]

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