NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Health care conglomerate Johnson & Johnson's alleged failure to honor its own pledge on the issue of asbestos and talc in its baby powder will end in a New Jersey woman being forced to pay the ultimate price, her attorney stated during opening arguments in the latest case over allegations its products caused mesothelioma.
In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.
More than 30 lawsuits blame Armstrong World Industries, once Lancaster’s largest employer, for exposing workers to chemicals that led to sickness, suffering and death. But they’ve been pursued by a lawyer who, a judge says, “made a mockery of the law” and whose clients are paying, figuratively and literally, for his actions.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice has stepped into Kaiser Gypsum's Chapter 11 bankruptcy pending in the Western District of North Carolina over concerns that its reorganization plan lacks sufficient safeguards to prevent fraud.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The California 2nd District Court of Appeal, Division Four ruled Aug. 8 that the Los Angeles County Superior Court abused its discretion in denying Colgate-Palmolive Co. costs it requested and erred in failing to determine whether the company made an offer in good faith.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.
While the recent sentencing to prison of a once-powerful politician should help discourage abuse in the realm of asbestos litigation, an attorney following the issue says reform of the system is ultimately necessary.
SPARTANBURG, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Following a four-day asbestos exposure trial, 12 jurors found in favor of Celanese Corp. on July 19, ruling that the plaintiff’s mesothelioma was not directly caused by the defendant.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – The third day of the asbestos exposure trial of Jerry Crawford v. Celanese Corp. in the 7th Judicial Circuit Court of South Carolina continued with several witness testimonies that detailed plaintiff Jerry Crawford's failing health.
ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.
A decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court forces Honeywell’s insurers to pay for thousands of asbestos claims even though the company, through its Bendix unit, continued to make asbestos-containing brake products for more than a decade after it could no longer obtain insurance coverage for such products.