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$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial Upheld on Appeal

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$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial Upheld on Appeal

Judge affirms ruling in favor of family of a former bowling alley owner who contracted mesothelioma after drilling asbestos-containing bowling balls for years.

LOS ANGELES –– The California Second Court of Appeal upheld the decision of a jury in awarding $4.4 million to the family of a former bowling alley owner, Donald Vanni.

The court found that the original evidence was...

Asbestos Use in America – An Ongoing Concern

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Asbestos Use in America – An Ongoing Concern

When following the number of stories about asbestos and its role in cancer, health problems, and deaths over the years, one might think the United States has already banned it from use. Surprisingly, that’s not the case. Although manufacturers do not use asbestos as abundantly as they once did, it is still found in many homes and office spaces here in the U.S. During a time when more than 60...

The Threat of Asbestos Exposure After a Hurricane

The Threat of Asbestos Exposure After a Hurricane

Hurricane readiness is a skill needed by an estimated 44.8% of the nation’s population. Each year, coastal states stretching from Maine to Texas are threatened by Atlantic Hurricanes that bring powerful winds, heavy rain, and often disastrous flooding. While Americans are generally prepared for the initial impact of a destructive storm, many are not aware of the imminent danger of asbestos...

Asbestos Might Be Lurking in Your Home

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Asbestos Might Be Lurking in Your Home

Older homes, for all their charm and elegance, appeal to a wide range of buyers in search of timeless staircases and well-crafted fireplace mantles. It’s understandable why efficiently built houses today do not compare even with modern conveniences we’ve come to expect. But leaving aside the graceful details and sophisticated design of homes built before the 1980s, there is one thing that...

Electricians Face Increased Risk of Mesothelioma

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Electricians Face Increased Risk of Mesothelioma

Electricians are one of the highest-risk groups for asbestos-related disease, according to a 2018 International Journal of Epidemiology study. Exposure to asbestos, a prevalent component in building and electrical materials, is the cause. Although asbestos was removed from many products in the 1980s, it was never banned in the United States, and the hazards of this toxin continue to...

Asbestos: Where the U.S. Stands in the World

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Asbestos: Where the U.S. Stands in the World

In comparison to many other countries, the United States can be defined as permissive when it comes to asbestos.

Global Asbestos Awareness Week, running April 1-7, is an opportunity to increase awareness of asbestos and its dangers, advocate for a ban of asbestos, and promote prevention of asbestos-related diseases. So, where does the U.S. stand in the world on asbestos use and production? In...

Time Ticks as Claim Window Nears Closing in Libby, Montana

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Time Ticks as Claim Window Nears Closing in Libby, Montana

Time is running out as the statute of limitations winds down for victims of asbestos related illnesses.

The three year statute of limitations allowing possible recovery for those who developed asbestos-related diseases as a result of living and working in Libby, Montana is set to expire on February 25, 2018. While the statute of limitations in Montana to file a personal injury claim is three...

Pearl Harbor — the War Rages On

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Pearl Harbor — the War Rages On

On Sunday, December 7, 1941, the American Army and Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy.

The attack came as a surprise to the American Army and Navy and led to great loss of life and equipment.

In Remembrance of…

Every year on December 7, the United States remembers and honors the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed...

Premises Liability and Asbestos: Turning the Tide of Take-Home Exposure Liability

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Premises Liability and Asbestos: Turning the Tide of Take-Home Exposure Liability

Premises liability “refers to the liability of certain persons for injuries and damages to others arising from the ownership or possession of real property.” (Paul et al., Cal. Civ. Prac. Torts (2017) § 16:1.)

How far does this duty extend?

This fundamental question has been litigated for decades, encompassing many different areas of potential liability for...

Lingering Asbestos Leads to Long Term Safety Issue

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Lingering Asbestos Leads to Long Term Safety Issue

As the temporary cleanup phase ends in a northwest Montana Community where health professionals say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure, the focus now moves on to the long-term issue of keeping residents safe.

An advisory team established by the state legislature is working on ways to prevent continued exposure to asbestos that is still under the soil and in the...

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