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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
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added Sep 30, 2017 23:39

[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.
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added Sep 30, 2017 01:24

[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
added Sep 27, 2017 21:54

[California, Florida] Cigarette Companies See Lawsuits Over Mesothelioma and Cancer From Asbestos in Filters

In the last few months, two major legal decisions have put cigarette companies and their role in smokers’ mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer into sharp focus.
added Sep 23, 2017 00:38

Ohio Court To Define ‘Smoker,’ Medical Report Status In Asbestos-Lung Cancer Case ($$)

Supreme Court on Sept. 13 agreed to decide whether the state requires a medical expert to weigh in on whether a lung cancer plaintiff qualifies as a “smoker” or whether the law simply requires those already recognized as smokers to submit an opinion regar
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added Sep 14, 2017 15:47

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.
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added Sep 4, 2017 14:36

Game-Changer: Closely Watched Case Could Change Florida's Evidence Rules

The case pits plaintiff Richard DeLisle and his wife, Aline, against industrial manufacturers Crane Co., Hollingsworth & Vose Co. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., as successor by merger to Lorillard Tobacco Co. DeLisle, a cancer patient, linked his mesothe (Daily Business Review)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:27
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Plaintiff Urges Florida Court To Allow Asbestos Experts, Award, Reject Daubert ($$)

Two amicus curiae parties on Aug. 15 joined a plaintiff in urging the Florida Supreme Court to reject the Daubert standard and reverse an appellate court’s ruling excluding experts and negating an $8 million asbestos award (Richard DeLisle v. Crane Co., e
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added Aug 18, 2017 04:27

[Florida] Lawyer Group Asks To Weigh In On Mesothelioma Appeal ($$)

Florida Justice Association urged the state high court Thursday to let it weigh in on efforts to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer’s $8 million verdict in litigation against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial manufacturer, saying an appeals court erred by fo
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10

COMMENTARY: What’s New In 2017? Filing Trends And Developments In Asbestos Litigation ($$)

Editor’s Note: Daniel J. Ryan is a Shareholder and Chair, Asbestos and Mass Tort Litigation Practice Group, in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. John J. Hare is a Shareholder and Chair, Appellate Advocacy and Post-Tria
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added Aug 8, 2017 20:32
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