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.
April 24, 2013
West Virginia Record | April 24, 2013
As it argues for attorneys fees in a fraud case against Pittsburgh asbestos attorneys, CSX Transportation says it is incurring even more fees and wants repaid.
April 12, 2013
Pennsylvania Record | April 12, 2013
The state House Judiciary Committee recently held a hearing on House Bill 1150, also known as the Fairness in Claims and Transparency Act, or FACT, which would provide for transparency of claims made against asbestos bankruptcy trusts and in the tort system.
April 11, 2013
Legal Newsline | April 11, 2013
On the heels of a Wall Street Journal editorial questioning the motives behind prominent plaintiffs attorney Peter Angelos’ attempt to revive 13,000 asbestos claims, the Maryland Attorney General’s office said it would not comment on the matter yet.
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