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Plaintiffs' expert in Calif. lead paint trial never investigated lead exposure in state

By Christina Aanestad | Jul 18, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- The expert health witness in a $1 billion public lawsuit against former manufacturers of lead-based paint and pigments never investigated lead exposure specific to California.

UPDATE: Focus of Calif. lead paint trial shifts to expert testimony

By Christina Aanestad | Jul 17, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- Is lead based paint a public nuisance?

Ruling for plaintiffs in Calif. lead paint case could hurt state's real estate market

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 17, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- California's real estate market could take a hit if a state court rules in favor of the plaintiffs in a public nuisance case against former lead pigment and paint manufacturers, the head of a Los Angeles County property rights group says.

Public nuisance case against former lead pigment, paint manufacturers set for trial Monday

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 12, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- Ten California cities and counties are asking a state court to declare that all lead paint on privately-owned residential buildings within their jurisdictions presents a public nuisance that requires abatement.

Del. SC rules against employers in case over workers' comp benefits

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 24, 2013

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) -- The Delaware Supreme Court, in a ruling earlier this month, sided with a group of injured workers in a case over their workers' compensation benefits.

Va. SC addresses statute of limitations in asbestos case

By Nathan Bass | Jan 17, 2013

RICHMOND, Virg. (Legal Newsline) - On a certified question of law from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Virginia Supreme Court held that a cause of action due to latent mesothelioma accrues "upon the first communication of a diagnosis of an asbestos-related injury or disease by a physician."

Del. SC upholds dismissal of serial plaintiff's suit

By Nathan Bass | Jan 9, 2013

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) - The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal with prejudice of a plaintiff's lawsuit due to her repeated refusal to comply with the discovery requests of the married couple she sued.

Hedge fund wins, loses in Celera case

By Nathan Bass | Jan 3, 2013

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) - A hedge fund that owned stock in health care company Celera has lost in its effort to have the New Orleans Employees' Retirement System decertified as class representative in a class action suit against the company but prevailed in its attempt to opt out of the settlement agreement.

Texas SC orders judge to clarify why he disregarded verdict

By David Yates | Sep 5, 2012

Floyd AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - For the second time in the same case, Texas' highest court is directing Judge Donald Floyd of Jefferson County to definitively state his reasons for disregarding a jury verdict and granting a plaintiff a new trial.

Del. SC sides with employer in asbestos suit

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 24, 2012

Ridgely DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) - The Delaware Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the family of an employee who sued a company over the man's alleged asbestos exposure.

Del. SC: Employee not wrongfully terminated under whistleblower law

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 10, 2012

Ridgely DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) - The Delaware Supreme Court last week upheld a ruling in favor of a university against a former employee who claimed she was wrongfully terminated under the state's whistleblower law.

Panel links PFOA exposure to kidney, testicular cancer

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 19, 2012

Deitzler PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - An independent panel of scientists has linked exposure to PFOA -- a chemical used in making non-stick coatings -- to both kidney and testicular cancer in humans.

DuPont fined by N.J. Environmental Protection Dept.

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 9, 2011

Martin WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has arranged for E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. to pay a fine of $725,000 and upgrade procedures for handling hazardous materials.

EPA says DuPont to pay $500k pollution penalty

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Nov 18, 2011

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - The Environmental Protection Agency announced that DuPont Corp. has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for pollution violations at its Edge Moor plant site.

Appeals court nominee Thacker testifies before judiciary committee

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 5, 2011

Thacker WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia attorney Stephanie Thacker touched on her experience as both a prosecutor and private practice attorney while testifying before a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Philadelphia's Anapol Schwartz takes on NFL

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Aug 24, 2011

Former Bears' and Eagles' QB Jim McMahon PHILADELPHIA - It seems the Eagles aren't the only team in town ready for some NFL action. The lawyers of Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman and Smalley have taken on the National Football League in federal court.

W.Va. judge: DuPont plaintiffs can enroll in monitoring program

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 19, 2011

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A group of plaintiffs who settled a personal injury case with DuPont earlier this year can now enroll in a court-administered medical monitoring program, a West Virginia judge ruled this week.

Ill. court overturns $2.6M take-home asbestos verdict

By John O'Brien | Jul 19, 2011

Turner SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - An Illinois appeals court has shot down a theory that held companies liable for a woman's asbestos-related death that was caused by fibers brought home on the clothes of her husband.

Del. SC shoots down take-home asbestos theory

By John O'Brien | Jul 14, 2011

Steele DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) - Because DuPont had no "special relationship" with the wife of a former worker, it had no legal duty to protect her from asbestos carried home by her husband, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled.

Intermediary doctrine not appropriate in asbestos case, Tenn. SC says

By John O'Brien | Jun 7, 2011

Lee KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - A trial court erred in ruling that the seller of asbestos-containing products could not be held liable for a man's injuries if a jury found his employer knew the risks, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

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