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