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Asbestos Company Says Ohio Law Requires Tobacco Users To Prove They Aren’t Smokers

Only by requiring those who use to tobacco products to submit medical reports indicating whether they qualify as “smokers” can Ohio courts give the General Assembly’s choice of words meaning, a company told the Ohio Supreme Court on Dec. 22 (Bobby Turner,
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59
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[Ohio] Man Says Asbestos Law Doesn’t Require Medical Opinion On ‘Smoker’ Status ($$)

Requiring every asbestos lung cancer plaintiff who ever smoked tobacco to provide a medical expert opinion that the person doesn’t qualify as a “smoker” would produce absurd results, burden nonsmokers and is at odds with a decade of precedent and the law’
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 13, 2017 13:38
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[Florida] Does Smoking Play a Role in Mesothelioma Diagnosis?

smoking does play a role in the development of other asbestos-related diseases. In combination, smoking and asbestos exposure multiply the damage done to lung tissue. When it comes to lung cancer, it can be difficult to determine whether smoking or asbes
Asbestos.com
added Nov 15, 2017 22:38
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[Ohio] Asbestos Law Mandates Medical Expert Weigh In On ‘Smoker’ Status, Company Says ($$)

The law clearly requires those bringing asbestos-related lung cancer claims to submit a medical expert’s opinion regarding whether the plaintiff qualifies as a smoker of tobacco products, language intended to prioritize asbestos lung cancer claims and ins
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 9, 2017 05:05
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[Florida] Manufacturer Urges Fla. Court To Chuck $8M Asbestos Verdict ($$)

Crane Co., which is on the hook for part of the $8 million award, urged the high court to affirm a Fourth District Court of Appeal decision reversing the award because plaintiff Richard DeLisle failed to prove that..
Law360
added Oct 26, 2017 21:03
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LUNG CANCER FROM ASBESTOS MAY BE COMPENSABLE

a cause of the vast majority of lung cancer cases is tobacco smoke. A small, albeit significant portion of lung cancer cases occur due to asbestos exposure. When a victim of lung cancer from asbestos files a lawsuit, companies and even former employers
Top Class Actions
added Oct 18, 2017 22:09
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Man Tells Ohio High Court Expert Testimony Meets Causation Standard

An expert’s testimony that asbestos and tobacco use both substantially contributed to a man’s lung cancer easily meets Ohio’s causation standard and does not require review, a man argues to the Ohio Supreme Court in a Sept. 27 brief (Kevin E. Howell v. Co
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 30, 2017 23:39
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[California] Calif. appeals court affirms $3.75 million judgment against cigarette manufacturer

All of the defendants but one settled, and Tajie Major proceeded to trial against only Lorillard Tobacco Company...has since been acquired by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, which was one of the original defendants in the action.
Legal NewsLine
added Sep 30, 2017 01:24
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[Florida] Fla. High Court Urged To Adopt Daubert For Asbestos Case ($$)

The Washington Legal Foundation urged the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday to adopt a stricter standard for screening expert testimony as it considers whether to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer's $8 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:54
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[Florida] ARCHIVE: Court Rejects $8M Verdict In Asbestos Case

Pointing to problems with expert witnesses, an appeals court Wednesday rejected an $8 million verdict in a case filed by a man who said he suffered mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos in cigarette filters and in other products. A panel of the
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:54
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