The legislation, introduced by a group of Democrats last month, is more likely to pass now that former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver -- who was found guilty of corruption by a federal jury in November -- no longer is in power. Silver also worked at one of the most prominent asbestos law firms in the country, Weitz & Luxenberg PC.
New York City law firm Weitz & Luxenberg PC and Bristol-Myers Squibb and Medical Engineering Corporation -- the makers of the implants at issue -- allegedly entered into a stipulated agreement, dismissing the woman’s case with prejudice. The woman claims the agreement was entered into without her knowledge and in direct contradiction to an agreed upon tolling agreement.
The lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, claims hackers had access to Excellus Health Plan and Lifetime Healthcare's data systems for nearly two years.
Kazan SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - Giants of asbestos litigation hold half the power in seven trust funds that paid $2.4 billion in claims in 2008, according to tables in a new Rand Corporation report.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Durabla Manufacturing, a Pennsylvania company that made sealing products, collapsed under the weight of 108,000 asbestos suits.