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Jury Awards $3 Million to Mechanic in Case Against John Crane

A jury has awarded $3 million to a former mechanic at the conclusion of an asbestos trial during which… Click Here

3rd Circuit Agrees that Plaintiffs Had to Submit Exposure History

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit has upheld a decision dismissing the asbestos claims of 12 plaintiffs… Click Here

New York City Court Consolidates 4 More Cases for Trial

A New York trial court has consolidated four more asbestos cases for trial, concluding that the concerns raised by the… Click Here

Court Allows Crane Co. to Amend Answer to Asbestos Complaint

A Rhode Island court has granted Crane Co.’s motion to amend its answer in an asbestos proceeding, ruling that the plaintiffs… Click Here

Court Affirms Dismissal of Insurance Case, Applies Pro Rata Allocation

A Massachusetts appellate court has affirmed the dismissal of a coverage action involving asbestos claims, finding the… Click Here

N.J. Court Remands Action, Finds Raytheon’s Removal Untimely

A New Jersey federal court has remanded an asbestos action, after finding that Raytheon was put on… Click Here

Court: Determine Connection between Ford Motor and Foreign Departments

A New York court has ordered parties to undergo jurisdictional discovery in an asbestos case in order to determine the… Click Here

Court Affirms Summary Judgment Awards in Take-Home Case

A Louisiana appellate court has affirmed summary judgment awards to several asbestos defendants, after finding… Click Here

Bankruptcy Trust Legislation Exits Committee, Heads to House


The Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law has approved H.R. 982, which would require… Click Here

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