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[New York] NOCERA: The Asbestos Scam

I hope McCarthy wins her battle with lung cancer. It is an awful disease. But the right thing for her to do is drop this lawsuit. All it has really accomplished is showing how asbestos litigation is a giant scam.
New York Times
added Dec 3, 2013 02:13

[New York] Ailing NY lawmaker sues over asbestos exposure Article

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy filed the lawsuit last month in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, said her attorney, Daniel Blouin. It names 70 companies that may have made or contained products that contained asbestos. McCarthy, 69, admits she has smoked cigaret
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 14, 2013 14:34

Lawsuits continue over asbestos in Kent cigarette filters

Some 13 billion Kents were smoked from March 1952 until May 1956 using the “Micronite” filter containing a deadly form of asbestos. Sixty years later, the legal fallout continues. Lorillard settled roughly 90 cases in a recent two-year period. About 60 m
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Nov 1, 2013 08:55

Asbestos Lawyer Discusses Asbestos & Smoking as Causes of Lung Cancer

Asbestos lawyer Jerome H. Block, a partner at the NYC-based national mesothelioma law firm of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg LLP, publishes an article discussing asbestos exposure and cigarette smoking as synergetic causes of lung cancer.
PR Web
added Oct 31, 2013 14:57

Legal Battles Smolder Six Decades After ‘the Greatest Health Protection in Cigarette History’

Lorillard filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission show the company settled 90 cases in a recent period of just over two years, and that 60 more cases are pending. Time is on the companies’ side. Since factory workers and smokers with potentia
added Oct 23, 2013 03:35

Ron Motley, Who Tackled Big Tobacco, Dies at 68 -

a trial lawyer who built a fortune out of high-risk cases against the asbestos and tobacco industries, leading the litigation team that helped bring about the largest civil settlement in American history — $246 billion — died on Thursday in Charleston, S.
New York Times
added Aug 23, 2013 02:09

Ron Motley, Who Spearheaded Tobacco Suits, Dies at 68

Motley pioneered the development of mass-tort litigation to sue tobacco makers... “He despised it when people were hurt through corporate misconduct, and he thrived on getting them justice,” McConnell said. For Motley, representing smokers who developed
Bloomberg News
added Aug 23, 2013 02:06

[South Carolina] Famed SC attorney Motley, ‘lion among lawyers,’ dead at 68

Motley’s legal work not only had a positive effect on Americans’ health — his tobacco lawsuits were in large part responsible for stiffer warnings on cigarette packages and acknowledgements by the tobacco industry that their products caused illness and d
Columbia (SC) State
added Aug 23, 2013 02:01

Celebrated Asbestos Trial Lawyer, Ron Motley, Dies at 68

he became a trailblazer for victims of the tobacco industry's bid to hide the dangerous additives of cigarettes, whose victories paved the way to more explicit cigarette packaging. Motley and his work saved countless lives, and for those lives inexplicabl (Early, Ludwick, Sweeney & Strauss)
added Aug 23, 2013 01:59

[South Carolina] Ronald Motley, famed asbestos and tobacco lawyer, dead at 68

Ronald L. Motley, the hard-charging Mount Pleasant trial attorney who spearheaded billion-dollar lawsuits against the asbestos and tobacco industries, then launched a daring legal crusade to identify al-Qaida’s financiers, died Thursday. He was 68. An o
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Aug 22, 2013 22:58
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