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The King’s Time Is Up: Arizona Supreme Court Holds That the Statute of Repose Bars Untimely Claims by State Entities and Overrides...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

City of Phoenix v. Glenayre Elecs., Inc., 2017 Ariz. LEXIS 121 (Ariz. May 10, 2017) - Between 1960 and 2000, Carlos Tarazon (“Tarazon”) performed work installing and repairing water piping for various contractors and...more

Duty to Cooperate Ruling Narrows Insurers’ Ability to Foreclose Coverage for Settled Class Action Claims

Insurance policies typically include a cooperation clause, which requires the insured to cooperate with the insurer in the defense of a covered claim. Insurers routinely use this clause as a sword against their insureds by...more

Designers, Contractors and Insurers Take Note: Recent Amendment to IL Statute of Repose Strips Asbestos Defense, Exposes Decades...

by Polsinelli on

On December 19, 2014 the Illinois legislature amended the Illinois construction statute of repose to eliminate its protection in asbestos exposure cases (Public Act 098-1131). Beginning June 1, 2015, design professionals and...more

How to Effectively Use Surveillance Video in Tort Cases

by Cogent Legal on

One of the things that has changed the most since I started practicing law two decades ago is the prevalence of surveillance video in tort cases. Given its influence on litigation, it’s important for both plaintiffs and...more

Save Time, Money & Angst -- MEET and CONFER

by Katherine Gallo, Esq. on

The purpose of the “meet and confer” requirements set forth in C.C.P. §§ 25.450(b)(2)), 2025.480, 2030.300(b), 2031.310(b), 2032.250 and 2033.290 was for the lawyers to revisit their position, in good faith discuss a...more

Am I Naïve to Think Something Should Be Done?

by Katherine Gallo, Esq. on

What do you do when you are being out muscled by a party who has deep pockets and a lawyer who's intent is to abuse the discovery process and run up his bills. ANSWER--GET THE COURT INVOLVED!!...more

Massachusetts Appeals Court Resurrects Toxic Mold Claim Against Condominium

by Richard Vetstein on

This decision is the first Massachusetts appellate case dealing with the statute of limitations for toxic mold, so it’s quite important. The case will make it easier for toxic mold victims to sue wrongdoers in state court....more

Engineering flaws cited in Oil Spill Report

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

The Chief Counsel’s Report on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling has been released. Following on the heals of the January National Commission report to the President, the Chief Counsel’s report “provides...more

Chinese Drywall in Florida

by Jeffrey Harrington on

Succinct overview of defective Chinese drywall. Special attention to the effect on residents and owners in Florida....more

Workplace Exposure to Asbestos

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

Includes information published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health about sampling and analysis of airborne asbestos, biologic effects of exposure, recommended occupational standards, and more....more

Revised Recommended Asbestos Standard

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

Review of information on the health effects of exposure to asbestos published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health....more

Occupational Exposure to Asbestos: Criteria for a Recommended Standard

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

Presents the criteria and standards for preventing occupational diseases arising from exposure to asbestos dust....more

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