Woman guilty in Staunton asbestos scare

Woman guilty in Staunton asbestos scare
(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?

TSCA and Asbestos — a new approach or one that reveals the same old problems?

TSCA and Asbestos — a new approach or one that reveals the same old problems?
(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...
Report urges asbestos trust transparency in Illinois; "Disconnect" between asbestos trusts and asbestos litigation leads to "double dipping"

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).

Russian workers are ready to defend chrysotile industry

Russian workers are ready to defend chrysotile industry
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.

Chrysotile workers from all over the world gathered in Moscow

Chrysotile workers from all over the world gathered in Moscow
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.

Politician with cancer smoked for 40 years, sues over asbestos

Politician with cancer smoked for 40 years, sues over asbestos
(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.
Florida Appellate Court Reverses Verdict Against Valve Manufacturer in Asbestos Case

Florida Appellate Court Reverses Verdict Against Valve Manufacturer in Asbestos Case

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.

Bogus asbestos claims cheat companies, lawyer testifies

Bogus asbestos claims cheat companies, lawyer testifies
(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.