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Marijuana in the Workplace
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Bronchiolitis obliterans, once viewed a problem unique to the microwave popcorn and flavoring industries, is quickly expanding to become a widespread phenomena in many workplaces. Researchers continue to expand the list of...more
Employment, business and personal injury cases are ideally suited for laying out the facts in chronological order to enhance jury understanding. we generally recommend attorneys start with an interactive timeline that shows...more
In the largest mesothelioma award in California this year, a Los Angeles County jury awarded a mesothelioma victim and his family $48 million against several firms, including at least two cement companies....more
In This Issue:
1. Rockefeller Reintroduces Mine Reform Legislation
2. Whistleblower Protections Added to Highway Bill
3. GAO Endorses Studies Supporting Black Lung Rule
4. Demolition, Underground Construction...more
Most people think that if they’ve been injured on the job, they can only collect from workers compensation. While that is true in some cases, there are exceptions to the rule that enable injured employees to sue for further...more
The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Perini, a general contractor. Plaintiff alleged that he was exposed to asbestos by Perini employees at job locations where construction of...more
This post spotlights one of the best and most convenient types of litigation graphics: Storyboards. What I mean by a “storyboard” is basically a series of images that are used to show how an incident occurred, what could have...more
In past years, second-hand asbestos exposure claims against product manufacturers and premises owners have increased with the decline of the more traditional asbestos exposure cases. These ‘bystander’ plaintiffs allege that...more
Effective July 2, 2012, asbestos cases in the San Francisco Superior Court are being governed by a new set of procedural rules. Following a decline in asbestos filings and severe budget shortfalls, the court issued the...more
This month's newsletter from Frederick Place Chambers focuses on health and safety law. Also includes all the latest news and views from Chambers....more
The UK's highest court has issued its decision in the Employers' Liability Insurance "Trigger" Litigation: BAI (Run Off) Ltd v Durham & Ors,  UKSC 14 (28 March 2012), and finally resolved a long-pending dispute over...more
The California Court of Appeal held in Campbell v. Ford Motor Company, 2012 WL 1820919, that a premises owner owes no duty to warn family members of employees of contractors of the hazards of secondary asbestos exposure....more
The English Court of Appeal recently delivered a judgment in Chandler v Cape Plc  EWCA Civ 525 which has potentially significant implications for groups of companies. It is also a warning of contingent liabilities which...more
A mining worker’s exposure to asbestos did not cause his colon cancer, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal has held.
The worker worked for a “nickel producer” for approximately 38 years from 1959...more
Thomas Brown, Jr. labored on oil rigs for three decades unloading raw asbestos; he now suffers from lung disease as a result and requires oxygen 24 hours a day in order to breathe. Last month he saw his record $322 million...more
On October 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, applying Georgia law, held that four defendant manufacturers were relieved of liability for failing to warn current and former employees of Lockheed Martin...more
A contract to pay dollars, is according to the Supreme Court of the United States, a contract to pay lawful money of the United States. Lawful money of the United States is money declared to be legal tender in payment. ...more
A discussion about what is legal evidence, and the threshold that must be met before a piece of evidence can be introduced in court....more
A lawn mower is something that most people who own a home use on a regular basis. It is, therefore, easy to forget that a lawn mower can be a very dangerous tool, given certain circumstances.
There are some workers to...more
Delaware's supreme court held last month that an employer owes no duty of care to an employee's spouse, who allegedly contracted asbestos-related disease from exposure to her spouse's work clothes. Price v. E.I. du Pont de...more
Many people view the direct exam of a non-expert witness as a series of "what happened next?" questions. With a little planning and effort, your directs can crackle with every bit of tension as a cross-examination. This...more
A second seat, or co-counsel, can be a critical position in trial. This article focuses on getting the best from your second seat, or if you are in that role, how to be most useful....more
Der neue Entwurf zum Schudrecht ist angenommen von Ulya Selçuk (Rechtsanwaeltin/ Istanbul) veröffentlicht in ODA (Periodical of German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Istanbul)January, February 2011: Das türkische...more
Requests for admissions may be used to (1) establish the truth of specified facts, (2) admit a legal conclusion, (3) determine a party’s opinion relating to a fact, (4) settle a matter in controversy, and (5) admit the...more
In a development that should be of interest to all lawyers who confront issues of tort causation, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the standard of causation under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). McBride...more
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