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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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[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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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, 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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Much-Debated 'Daubert' Standard Has Its Day in Florida Supreme Court

Richard DeLisle filed an asbestos lawsuit against Crane Co., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and several other defendants in 2013, just before the Legislature passed the Daubert amendment. He won an $8 million verdict linking his mesothelioma to the defendant
Law.com
added Mar 7, 2018 15:35
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Shut AG Out Of Oral Args In Asbestos Case ($$)

The brief order rejects Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi’s request to appear at oral arguments to support using the stricter so-called Daubert standard....Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane in 2016 after finding a lower court allowed expert witnesses wh
Law360
added Feb 14, 2018 03:58
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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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