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Defendants oppose asbestos MDL’s suggestion to remand punitive damages claims

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 11, 2014, 12:46pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – Several asbestos defendants in the asbestos multidistrict litigation court are opposing Judge Eduardo Robreno’s recent suggestion to remand cases back to their transferor courts without severing punitive damages requests.

Two of 207 Madison County asbestos claims set for trial this week filed by in-county plaintiffs

Ann Maher Dec. 9, 2014, 10:48am

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Among the 207 asbestos cases set for trial in Madison County, Ill., this week, just two of the plaintiffs are from Madison County.

Judge grants summary judgment for Ingersoll-Rand in asbestos case, denies it for others

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 3, 2014, 9:22am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The asbestos multidistrict litigation court has ruled on several summary judgment motions in a case in which the plaintiff argued that asbestos from original component parts would have still been present in equipment aboard Navy vessels during his service.

Third Circuit rules against plaintiff who 'just knew' asbestos was used in Navy vessels

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 14, 2014, 9:08am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that summary judgment was proper in an asbestos case where the decedent’s only evidence was that he “just knew” asbestos was used in the products at issue.

Jury: CBS must pay $1.3 million to Texas company over podcasting patent

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 30, 2014, 1:00pm

MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A jury has awarded more than $1 million to a Texas company in a lawsuit over its podcasting patent.

Asbestos defendants appeal jurisdiction ruling in Madison County lung cancer cases

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 31, 2014, 12:45pm

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Defendants in three separate Madison County, Ill., asbestos cases alleging lung cancer have appealed orders denying their forum non conveniens motions to dismiss, which a judge said failed to sufficiently argue that Illinois is inconvenient for all parties involved in the cases.

Pa. appellate judge rules that every exposure theory insufficient in asbestos case

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 21, 2014, 6:16pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A Pennsylvania appellate court affirmed that a former refinery worker failed to provide enough evidence proving his late wife's third-party mesothelioma resulted from the defendant's products.

Simmons firm gets 185 trial slots on 2013 Madison County asbestos docket

Steve Korris Dec. 12, 2011, 10:23am

Crowder EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Madison County, Ill., Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has provided Simmons Browder law firm of East Alton with 185 valuable trial slots in her asbestos court for 2013.