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Jury finds cigarettes, not asbestos, cause of pipefitter’s lung cancer in asbestos case

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 8, 2015

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - After a federal judge denied the plaintiff the ability to use the “any exposure” theory to press his asbestos-related claim, a federal jury has ruled a pipefitter’s lung cancer may have been caused by his pack-and-a-half a day cigarette smoking habit, rather than asbestos exposure, handing a win at trial to a group of industrial defendants.

Any exposure theory rejected in asbestos lung cancer case

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 5, 2015

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois federal judge has barred a plaintiff alleging asbestos-induced lung cancer from relying on the any exposure theory at trial.

N.J. court rules in appeals over $1.85 in insurance coverage for asbestos claim payouts

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 8, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s judgments in a dispute over $1.85 billion in insurance coverage with respect to asbestos litigation, concluding that some policies had been exhausted and that an annual aggregate limit for each policy year is appropriate.

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