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[Massachusetts] Widow Blames Husband’s Death on Asbestos, Lung Cancer and Smoking

In a recent lawsuit over a man’s death from lung cancer, both heavy smoking and exposure to asbestos from brake dust were found to be responsible. The man, Louis S., died from lung cancer before the trial began. The asbestos lawsuit was filed jointly by
Top Class Actions
added Oct 9, 2018 19:21
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[Massachusetts] Cancer Widow Seeks $27M From Tobacco, Auto Parts Cos. ($$)

R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris and an auto parts company should pay $27 million in damages for selling cigarettes and asbestos-laden brakes that combined to cause a man’s fatal lung cancer, counsel...
Law360
added Oct 6, 2018 19:18
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Ohio Top Court Says Defendant Initiates Asbestos Plaintiff Smoker Status Challenge ($$)

A defendant may challenge whether an asbestos lung cancer plaintiff qualifies as a smoker, after which a judge must determine if the term applies, and if it does,...
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 1, 2018 03:44
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[Florida] Connecticut Top Court: Longshore Ruling Precludes Employer’s Asbestos Defense ($$)

precludes the employer from relitigating the issue, the Connecticut Supreme Court held...Welch testified that while tobacco use contributed to the decedent’s lung...
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 18:36
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Rare Asbestos-Tobacco Trial Opens In Massachusetts ($$)

A Boston jury on Sept. 7 heard opening arguments in a rare lung cancer trial involving tobacco and asbestos defendants (Louis Summerlin, et al. v. Philip Morris, USA, et al., No. 1581CV05255, Mass. Super., Suffolk Co.). VIDEO OF THE TRIAL AVAILABLE
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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[Kansas] Judge: Suit Against Railway Passenger Car Company Survives Preemption ($$)

a daughter’s suit alleging that her father contracted mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos may proceed, a federal judge in Kansas held Sept. 10 (Nancy Little, et al. v. The Budd Co., No. 16-4170, D. Kan.).
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 03:01
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[Massachusetts] Heavy Smoking And Asbestos Brake Dust Blamed For Man’s Death At Lung Cancer Trial

- A Massachusetts state court jury heard opening statements on Friday in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a mechanic who died of lung cancer allegedly caused by years of heavy smoking and exposure to asbestos-containing brake dust.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 12, 2018 19:53
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[Massachusetts] Cigarettes And Asbestos Gave Man Fatal Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

A combination of smoking cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris and exposure to an auto parts company's asbestos-laden brakes caused a man's fatal lung cancer, counsel for the man's widow told a Boston jury during Friday opening statements.
Law360
added Sep 9, 2018 20:13
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[Massachusetts] Cigarettes And Asbestos Gave Man Fatal Cancer, Jury Told ($$)

A combination of smoking cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris and exposure to an auto parts company's asbestos-laden brakes caused a man's fatal lung cancer, counsel for the man's widow told a Boston jury during Friday opening statements. A
Law360
added Sep 9, 2018 19:01
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[Massachusetts] Lung Cancer Trial Pits Big Tobacco Against Asbestos Defendants, CVN To Webcast Live

A lawsuit claiming a man developed lung cancer due to asbestos exposure and smoking cigarettes heads to trial on September 6 in Massachusetts state court, and the full proceedings will be webcast gavel-to-gavel by Courtroom View Network. Trials involving
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 6, 2018 20:34
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