Sean Higgins

Sean Higgins

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Texas Supreme Court Enforces Medical Criteria for Claims Involving Asbestos and Declares the Application of Chapter 90...

In a 5–4 opinion issued in Union Carbide Corporation v. Daisy E. Synatzske et al. No. 12-0617 (Tex. July 3, 2014), the Texas Supreme Court held that Chapter 90 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code as applied to the...more

7/25/2014 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Mesothelioma

Texas Supreme Court Holds That Requirement to Provide Evidence of Approximate Dose Applies to Mesothelioma Cases as Well as...

On July 12, 2014, in Bostic v. Georgia Pacific Corp., No. 10-0775, a six-justice majority of the Texas Supreme Court issued a major decision on causation in asbestos cases. The Court held that the requirement to provide...more

7/23/2014 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Mesothelioma

Maryland Court of Appeals Narrows Manufacturer’s Duty to Warn Worker’s Household about Risks of Asbestos-containing Products

In Georgia Pacific v. Farrar, No. 102, September Term (MD July 8, 2013), the Maryland Court of Appeals reconsidered a manufacturer’s duty to warn members of a worker’s household about the risks of asbestos-containing...more

7/26/2013 - Asbestos Duty to Warn Foreseeability Manufacturers

An Echo of Boomer: DC Court Nixes Plaintiffs’ Adaptation of Expert Testimony to Fit Boomer Sufficiency Test

Wannall v. Honeywell Int’l. Inc., 2013 WL 1966060 (D.D.C.) - Earlier this year, the Virginia Supreme Court rejected the “substantial contributing factor” test for causation in asbestos cases. Ford Motor Co. v. Boomer,...more

5/23/2013 - Asbestos Expert Testimony Substantial Factor Test Summary Judgment

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