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[West Virginia] Defendants Want Asbestos Plaintiffs Precluded From Raising Tobacco-Use Issues ($$)

Federal law prevents lung cancer and mesothelioma asbestos plaintiffs from arguing or presenting evidence that they lacked sufficient warning about the dangers tobacco use posed, four defendants told a West Virginia judge on April 13 (In re: Asbestos Liti
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:58
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[Florida, Michigan] Fla. High Court Considers Daubert Standard In Asbestos Case ($$)

A mesothelioma sufferer urged the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to reinstate an $8 million verdict and keep a less strict standard for screening expert testimony in Florida despite a 2013 state law adopting a tougher standard. In oral arguments in Tal
Law360
added Mar 7, 2018 15:55
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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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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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7th Circuit Rejects Asbestos Expert’s Cumulative Exposure Testimony ($$)

Expert testimony that cumulative asbestos exposures causes disease is not significantly different than the opinion that every exposure causes a disease, a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held Aug. 31.
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 4, 2017 14:36
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Is Talc The New Tobacco? $200M J&J Verdicts Show Potential ($$)

Women alleging Johnson & Johnson's talc baby powder caused their ovarian cancer have racked up a trio of trial victories in St. Louis totaling $200 million, with their attorneys drawing parallels between J&J's conduct and that of defendants in long-runnin
Law360
added Oct 29, 2016 01:59
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LETTER: BRODEUR: Asbestos and Cigarettes

Mr. Nocera makes light of a claimant’s assertion that she was subjected to asbestos exposure because she lived in a house with relatives who worked with asbestos, but numerous studies link household exposure (often called “bystander exposure”) with asbes
New York Times
added Dec 6, 2013 23:05
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Missouri Talc Decision Could Signal Mass Tort Sea Change ($$)

found that the trial court lacked personal jurisdiction over Johnson & Johnson for the claims filed by Jacqueline Fox. ... — from asbestos and silica claims to tobacco, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation &mdash...
Law360
added Apr 19, 2018 23:34
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Build The Wall: 4 Ethical Screen Rulings Attys Should Know ($$)

spotting conflict danger zones and deciding what screening measures are called for... ... said the mesothelioma firm’s decision to fire a lawyer who had previously represented tobacco...
Law360
added Mar 11, 2018 15:23
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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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