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[Canada, UK, USA] BAT in $575m deal to settle asbestos dispute

ends the British tobacco group’s seven-year legal dispute with Flintkote, a US roofing company...said the agreement would provide “closure” on a legacy issue and protect it from current and future asbestos claims in the US. The settlement amounts to 3.6 p
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 19, 2014 13:45
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[New York] HAMMOND: How Speaker Sheldon Silver and his tort bar colleagues have created a "judicial hellhole"

Silver has also collected a six-figure income from Weitz & Luxenberg — one of New York’s biggest and most aggressive filers of personal-injury lawsuits — without clearly disclosing what he does for that money.
New York Daily News
added Jan 22, 2015 17:13
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Asbestos, Smoking and Lung Cancer: Valuing the Venue and Verdict

interested parties may seek to lobby their respective legislatures to rethink the application of negligence, strict liability and apportionment of damages in the limited context of smoking lung cancer asbestos claims, or permitting evidence of contributor
Law.com
added Dec 1, 2014 17:37
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[North Carolina] Judge Authorizes Disclosure of Asbestos Evidence

said the names of people who sued Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC before it filed for bankruptcy and who cast creditors’ ballots in the In re Flintkote Co. bankruptcy can be disclosed to Imperial Tobacco.
National Law Journal
added Aug 27, 2014 10:46
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[California] $17.7 Million Dollar Verdict for Spouse of Lung Cancer Victim

A Los Angeles jury has rendered a $17.736 million dollar verdict for the spouse of a former smoker who died of lung cancer. / The jury was superb in their commitment to do the right thing based on the evidence and law.
PR Web
added Sep 11, 2014 10:34
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[Michigan] Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit Filed Against Union Pacific Railroad

During his time as an engineer for the company, Davis was exposed to various toxic substances including: asbestos, diesel exhaust, environmental tobacco smoke, silica and creosote. Exposure to these substances eventually led to his disease, and he has su
Top Class Actions
added Jul 3, 2014 12:53
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[New York] Judge Allows Cigarette-Related Lawsuit to Proceed

A cigarette filter maker could be legally tied to a cigarette company and therefore is potentially liable for the company's misrepresentations, a Manhattan judge has ruled in allowing a woman's mesothelioma-related lawsuit to go to trial.
New York Law Journal
added Mar 18, 2014 22:11
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[New York] Judge Allows Cigarette-Related Lawsuit to Proceed

Supreme Court Justice Sherry Heitler ... said that the 82-year-old plaintiff, Gladys Correnti, had adequately pleaded fraud and negligent misrepresentation against the filter maker, Hollingsworth & Vose Co. She also ruled that there were issues of fact as
New York Law Journal
added Mar 13, 2014 17:57
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Ky. Panel Quashes Asbestos Injury Suit Against Lorillard ($$)

tossed a suit by a former Lorillard Tobacco Co. cigarette factory worker's widow blaming asbestos in the air and in free cigarettes for causing his mesothelioma, ruling that an erroneous jury instruction did not prejudice her case.
Law360
added Feb 18, 2014 01:04
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[Kentucky] Divided Ky appeals court upholds dismissal of asbestos-laden cigarette lawsuit

The widow of a former cigarette factory worker lost her bid on Friday for a new trial seeking compensation for her husband's death, contending that he died of exposure to asbestos while working and smoking at a factory that made cigarettes. The 2-1 decis
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 16, 2014 12:15
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