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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

NOCERA: The Asbestos Scam, Part 2

As to why anyone should care whether innocent companies have to pay millions to asbestos victims and their lawyers, I would offer three reasons. First, when victims get more than they should under the rules, it means that someone else down the road will
New York Times
added Jan 13, 2014 22:53

[New York] FISHER: Yes Rep. McCarthy, You Should Drop Your Asbestos Lawsuit

The point of this post isn’t to cause further suffering to McCarthy, who is already going through a horrible experience. But as a lawmaker, she should reconsider engaging in litigation with such dubious underpinnings.
added Dec 17, 2013 16:44

LETTER: BRODEUR: Asbestos and Cigarettes

Mr. Nocera makes light of a claimant’s assertion that she was subjected to asbestos exposure because she lived in a house with relatives who worked with asbestos, but numerous studies link household exposure (often called “bystander exposure”) with asbes
New York Times
added Dec 6, 2013 23:05

[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
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