After defendants raised the BAP1 genetic mutation defense in an asbestos lawsuit, a California judge awarded the plaintiff and his wife $19,449,863 in damages on June 23. Judge Brad Beligman of the Alameda County Superior Court entered a judgment for plaintiffs Antonia and Raquel Perez and against Universal Fleet Supply, an auto parts supply company, following a general civil court trial.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – During a hearing on Thursday addressing a motion to reopen the Garlock Sealing Technologies estimation record, Judge George Hodges concluded that it none of the arguments raised by a committee representing asbestos personal injury claimants would change the overall outcome of the case or his ultimate decision
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – On Thursday, Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges refused to reopen the estimation proceeding in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy case, denying a motion filed by the Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants that challenged his original $125 million ruling.
‘Rammed through’ Illinois asbestos bill could face constitutional challenge; Critics say it could impose unending liability
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – While the trial lawyer lobby is likely cheering over passage of a bill that lifts a 10-year statute of repose for the filing of asbestos litigation, critics say the group wielded its influence to rush an unstudied bill through a lame duck session before a tort reform-minded governor takes office next month.