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Government Contractor Defense May Apply to Commercially Available Products

by Wilson Elser on

The California Court of Appeal has confirmed that the “government contractor” defense may apply to products made available to both the federal government and commercial markets, even where the defendant did not design or...more

Asbestos Alert: Government Contractor Defense Available to Broker Which Arranged for Asbestos-Containing Insulation to Be Provided...

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (November 22, 2016) - The Government Contractor defense is available in asbestos lawsuits brought against manufacturers and suppliers of military hardware and...more

How Are the Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute and Jade Helm 15 Alike?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

May a court “draw rational inferences from circumstantial evidence” when determining if a plaintiff has met its burden in a suit in which the defendant has invoked the Texas Citizens Participation Act . That was the question...more

Seventh Circuit Reverses Remand Order in Removal Based on Federal Officer Removal Statute - Henry Ruppel v. CBS Corporation, ---...

On November 30, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed an order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois remanding an asbestos suit to Illinois state court. ...more

Asbestos Exposure at Avondale Shipyards

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

Thousands of shipyard workers who were employed at the Avondale Shipyards may have suffered asbestos exposure as a result of asbestos-containing products that were used at the site. Workers who were exposed to asbestos at...more

avascular necrosis: On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston- Salem, North Carolina

Court Grants Relief for Veteran who Suffered Service Related Nuclear Radiation ExposureVeterans Appeals

by P. Michelle Fitzsimmons on

Veterans Administration finally awards relief to veteran who suffered nuclear radiation exposure during bomb testing in 1953, Nevada....more

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