Plaintiff experts who testify that even extremely low levels of asbestos exposure can cause cancer may be in trouble after a study of some 2 million women found no difference between urban and rural residents in the rate of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the chest lining that is normally associated with asbestos.
HIGHLIGHTS: — Manufacturers of products that contained chrysotile asbestos won a major victory in Crane Co. v. DeLisle in September, when Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed a verdict entered against a gasket manufacturer on grounds that the trial court had abused its discretion by admitting an expert’s testimony.
(Bloomberg) Fraudulent claims for asbestos exposure are shortchanging companies and legitimate victims, former judge and McCarter & English attorney Peggy L. Ableman testified today in support of legislation aimed at curtailing false claims on an estimated $30 billion in assets.
(New York Post)- The family of a man who claimed his lung-cancer death was caused by asbestos exposure was awarded $12.5 million by a Manhattan jury — despite the fact that he smoked two packs of cigarettes a day.
16/09/2015 United Kingdom: The Lethal effect of the Mesothelioma act – From ICA – International Chrysotile Association
International Trade Union movement for chrysotile will continue the struggle for the future of chrysotile
The meetings of the conferences of the parties of Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm conventions regulating the transportation and disposal of hazardous waste, the trade of hazardous chemical substances and pesticides, and the use of persistent organic pollutants are carried out in Geneva (Switzerland) in the period April 24 — May 5.
(NewsLeaders)- Why did a Staunton woman falsify a lab report in 2015 that indicated there was asbestos in the downtown building that houses the Staunton Circuit Court, forcing its closure and ultimately costing her former employer $116,000?
(The National Law Review) - On November 29, EPA announced that it will review the hazard and exposure risks caused by asbestos. Asbestos will be one of the first ten substances to be evaluated under the TSCA amendments commonly referred to as the Lautenberg Act. As we have discussed elsewhere, TSCA now requires EPA to...
(New York Times) In the criminal complaint against Sheldon Silver, he is identified simply as “Doctor-1.”
(The telegraph) The Government’s chief scientific adviser, Prof Sir John Beddington, has given the green light to the white asbestos scam, says Christopher Booker.
Report urges asbestos trust transparency in Illinois; "Disconnect" between asbestos trusts and asbestos litigation leads to "double dipping"
(Madison- St.Clair Record) - A lack of transparency between the asbestos bankruptcy trust system and the courts can lead to inflated recoveries for claimants and their lawyers, a problem that’s not only unfair to solvent companies but to future claimants as well, according to a report released today by the Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL).
ASBEST, Russia, April 10, 2017 Residents of Asbest and the International Trade Unions Movement "For Chrysotile" organized an event to draw attention to the problems of the chrysotile industry. Meanwhile, members of the construction workers trade union also joined the flash mob.
A ceremonial meeting of the International Alliance of Trade Union Organizations "Chrysotile" was held on the premises of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia, Moscow. The representatives of countries - members of the alliance (trade union leaders, scientists and medical professionals) took part in the event.
(Insurance Journal) - A former New Jersey lawyer has been sentenced to serve two years in federal prison after admitting he fraudulently added defendants to more than 100 asbestos lawsuits in New York.
(New York Post) Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s law firm has filed a class-action suit on behalf of Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, accusing more than 70 companies of potentially causing the Long Island congresswoman to develop lung cancer from asbestos.