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Maryland court rules statute of repose bars man's estate from suing CBS in asbestos case

By Melissa Busch | Jun 13, 2017

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has upheld a judgment in favor of CBS Corp., contending that a statute of repose barred a man from suing the company in an asbestos case.

Hawaii appeals court says aggregate settlement amount in asbestos case was sufficient

By Jessica Karmasek | Mar 31, 2017

A three-judge panel of the state’s Intermediate Court of Appeals, or ICA, ruled March 16 that the aggregate settlement amount provided was good enough, upholding the Circuit Court of the First Circuit’s Dec. 21, 2015 order.

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 11, 2014

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

By Ann Maher | Dec 9, 2014

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 3, 2014

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 14, 2014

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

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 30, 2014

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 31, 2014

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 21, 2014

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

By Steve Korris | Dec 12, 2011

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.

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