News & Articles

June 2014

  • Each and Every Exposure Insufficient to Establish Causation
    Posted: 6/20/2014
    Judge Eugene Strassburger of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed a lower court's decision to grant summary judgment to two defendants in an asbestos lawsuit based on insufficient causation evidence.
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  • EPA: Libby cleanup to wind down
    Posted: 6/17/2014
    The town of Libby, Montana began mining vermiculite from mines in 1919, which was used in insulation for homes and buildings. Vermiculite from the mines has been known to be contaminated with naturally-occurring asbestos to which the workers and residents of Libby have been exposed for years.
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  • Senate Bill 3287 passed to amend Workers Compensation Act.
    Posted: 6/5/2014
    Recently, the Illinois General Assembly passed Senate Bill 3287 n/k/a Public Act 098-0633 which Governor Quinn signed on June 5, 2014, and which is effective immediately. This new law amends the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act to permit lawsuits against service organizations that...
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