June 17, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | June 17, 2013
When Bill McQueen sought medical treatment for a dull chest pain he couldn't seem to shake, he hoped it was just an old rib fracture flaring. The actual diagnosis was devastating: mesothelioma, an incurable and fatal cancer that was encasing his left lung.
June 11, 2013
Third Circuit affirms Robreno’s dismissal of 12 cases from asbestos MDL; Plaintiffs failed to include exposure historiesPennsylvania Record | June 11, 2013
A federal appeals court recently sided with the trial judge overseeing the multidistrict asbestos litigation playing out at U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, determining that the jurist properly dismissed a dozen cases from the MDL for failure to comply with an earlier court order.
May 29, 2013
Bloomberg Business | May 29, 2013
PPG Industries Inc. said Tuesday a federal bankruptcy court has approved a reorganization plan for its joint venture with Corning Inc. that would resolve asbestos injury claims. PPG would give up its stake in Pittsburgh Corning and pay $825 million over 10 years.
May 22, 2013
CQ | May 22, 2013
A House panel backed a measure Tuesday seeking to increase transparency of asbestos exposure claims by requiring reports of payouts from trusts that pay claims of asbestos-related injuries.
May 21, 2013
ThomsonReuters | May 21, 2013
The bankrupt units of specialty chemicals maker RPM International Inc may have to set aside twice as much money for asbestos-related liabilities as the company estimated, after a bankruptcy judge rejected what she called a novel theory from the debtor.
May 17, 2013
Texas Lawyer | Subscription Required | May 17, 2013
As many as 80,000 inactive cases could be dismissed from the dockets of asbestos and silica multidistrict litigation courts, if Gov. Rick Perry signs a bill that both chambers of the Texas Legislature passed unanimously.
May 9, 2013
Associated Press | May 9, 2013
The Assembly also passed a measure that would slow asbestos-exposure lawsuits until plaintiffs reveal how many businesses their attorneys plan to go after.
May 7, 2013
With Billions at Stake in Asbestos Lawsuits, the Search For Mesothelioma Clients Intensifies on TV, WebWall Street Journal | Subscription Required | May 7, 2013
Years ago lawyers combed newspaper obituaries for victims of asbestos-related cancer. Now, law firms spend millions of dollars annually to advertise on television and the Internet in search of mesothelioma patients.
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | May 7, 2013
On the asbestos law firm website of Roger G. Worthington is a photo of him and Dr. Robert Cameron in an operating room, both in scrubs, hovering above the splayed chest of a gravely ill person who is the legal client of one and patient of the other.
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