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Massachusetts Legislature to Extend Asbestos Claim Deadline
Massachusetts Legislature to Extend Asbestos Claim Deadline

Michael McGrady
2 mins read - September 20, 2023

The Massachusetts Legislature is reviewing a significant amendment to the state’s construction tort statute of repose, proposing to remove the stringent six-year limitation...

Legislation

Senate committee OKs lead, asbestos removal incentives bill
Senate committee OKs lead, asbestos removal incentives bill

Cameron Ayers
3 mins read - July 19, 2021

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Energy has passed the bill that seeks to give financial incentives and reliefs to homeowners for the removal of asbestos and lead from...

Legislation

Insurers Challenge Cyprus Mines’ Choice for Claims Representative
Insurers Challenge Cyprus Mines’ Choice for Claims Representative

Jean Brannum
2 mins read - June 2, 2021

A fiery legal clash unfolded before a Delaware bankruptcy judge as Cyprus Mines and its insurers locked horns over the appointment of a future claims representative in the talc...

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Canada Looks To Tighten Restrictions on Talc Over Health Risks
Canada Looks To Tighten Restrictions on Talc Over Health Risks

Cameron Ayers
3 mins read - April 22, 2021

The Canadian government plans to impose new restrictions on certain talc products following an exhaustive government report that concluded it could be dangerous. A final...

Legislation

EPA Would Restore Asbestos Reporting Rules Under Planned Settlement
EPA Would Restore Asbestos Reporting Rules Under Planned Settlement

Michael McGrady
2 mins read - April 15, 2021

The EPA is on the cusp of a settlement with anti-asbestos activists, one that eventually would require asbestos importers to once again report exposure and use data. During a...

Legislation

Miss. High Court Refuses to Toss Talcum Labeling Suit Against J&J
Miss. High Court Refuses to Toss Talcum Labeling Suit Against J&J

Cameron Ayers
3 mins read - April 2, 2021

Mississippi’s long-running lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over its talcum powder labeling is back on after the state’s high court refused to quash the...

Legislation

Lawmakers Seek New Restrictions on Asbestos Exposure Claims
Lawmakers Seek New Restrictions on Asbestos Exposure Claims

Cameron Ayers
6 mins read - March 11, 2021

Federal and state legislators are pushing a host of bills designed to make it harder for asbestos exposure victims to claim compensation. Six recent bills filed in two...

Legislation

N.Y. Supreme Court Says Asbestos Case Can’t Be Summarily Dismissed
N.Y. Supreme Court Says Asbestos Case Can’t Be Summarily Dismissed

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - February 5, 2021

Efforts by a regional port authority and insurer to avoid an asbestos lawsuit fizzled out recently when a New York state appellate court rejected their motion to throw out the...

Legislation

Coalition Pushes Court to Overturn Asbestos Report as Inadequate
Coalition Pushes Court to Overturn Asbestos Report as Inadequate

John Edwards
3 mins read - January 27, 2021

A federal appellate court should overturn an EPA report on asbestos because it doesn’t go far enough in addressing the risks, according to a petition before the court. A broad...

Legislation

Advocate Says The Fight To Ban Asbestos In The United States Isn’t Over
Advocate Says The Fight To Ban Asbestos In The United States Isn’t Over

Michael McGrady
3 mins read - October 22, 2020

Linda Reinstein lost her husband, Alan, in 2006 due to a valiant fight against mesothelioma. With their daughter and Linda by his side, Alan succumbed to the complications of...

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Study Linking Asbestos Talc, Ovarian Cancer Puts Pressure on J&J
Study Linking Asbestos Talc, Ovarian Cancer Puts Pressure on J&J

Mary Pieper
3 mins read - May 21, 2024

New research linking the application of talc powder to the genitals and ovarian cancer could be a challenge to Johnson & Johnson as the company attempts to settle thousands of...

Awareness

Study Finds Lung-Sparing Surgery Improves Mesothelioma Survival
Study Finds Lung-Sparing Surgery Improves Mesothelioma Survival

Jean Brannum
3 mins read - May 18, 2024

For patients diagnosed with the aggressive cancer mesothelioma, the choice of surgical treatment has always been a complex decision. Historically, the radical surgery to remove an...

Treatment

Jury Awards $15M in Mesothelioma Verdict Against R.T. Vanderbilt
Jury Awards $15M in Mesothelioma Verdict Against R.T. Vanderbilt

Mary Pieper
2 mins read - May 17, 2024

A jury has handed up a verdict of $15 million against R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company Inc. on behalf of the family of a man who died of mesothelioma following asbestos...

Settlements

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