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Washington Supreme Court Ratifies Employer Immunity for Asbestos Exposure

The Washington Supreme Court recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of an employer defending an asbestos lawsuit brought by a former employee. In Walston v. Boeing Co., No. 88511-7 (September 18, 2014), the Supreme...more

Court Rejects Workers Comp Insurer’s Challenge to Big Pharma

Pharmaceutical manufacturers that promote off-label uses for prescription drugs have become litigation targets for third-party payors—especially after Kaiser received a nine-figure RICO award last year against the...more

Subrogation Alert - Hodges v. Federal-Mogul Corporation

A recently-published decision of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia should be expected to have an immediate impact on the use of expert testimony in subrogation cases in that region. The case,...more

Pennsylvania Effectively Eliminates Workers’ Compensation Act as Source of Protection for Employers from Suits Arising Out of...

On January 29, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied defendants’ Petition for Reargument of the Court’s November 22, 2013, ruling in Tooey v. AK Steel Corp. et al. The ruling held that the Pennsylvania Workers’...more

West Virginia Court Resolves Issues Of First Impression On Insurance Coverage For Delayed Manifestation Claims

I. Introduction - The last few decades of tort litigation in America have been marked primarily by a surge in filings of asbestos, silica and other delayed manifestation bodily injury and property damage claims. These...more

Alabama Construction Worker Awarded $1.7 million For Injuries

While workers' compensation benefits will work to cover the medical expenses and lost wages that an Alabama worker encounters following a workplace accident or injury, this is not the only source of compensation available in...more

California Net Verdict Calculator for the iPad

One of my first posts on this blog discussed all the complications involved with calculating a verdict in California for personal injury cases, especially when a workers’ compensation lien and/or prior settlement must be...more

When You Have a Personal Injury Claim for an At-Work Accident

Sometimes when you've been injured at work, you can still have a personal injury claim as well as a workers' compensation claim. This occurs when there is something called 3rd party liability. In other words, if you're...more

BENZENE EXPOSURE

Benzene is absorbed rapidly and extensively after inhalation and ingestion. It is absorbed less extensively through intact skin; however, percutaneous absorption may contribute to total body burden....more

Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) Asbestos Toxicity

This educational case study document is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to promote the adoption of medical practices that aid...more

No Second Bite at the Apple: Claiming Collateral Estoppel based on a Prior Workers' Compensation Judgment

It is said that in law you only get one bite at the apple. However, in the course of a products liability lawsuit, plaintiffs will often try to get as many bites as they can. When plaintiffs file both a workers’...more

Are Regional Court Reporting Contracts the Answer for Insurance Companies?

If you are a property and casualty insurance provider your selection of court reporting firms should be carefully considered. As you know, legal issues occur on a regular basis and court reporting services are needed...more

Preparing Plaintiffs for Personal Injury Depositions in Houston

When you are preparing a plaintiff for personal injury depositions in Houston, it is important to make sure you have all of your information ready and prepare your claimant for the deposition. There are certain guidelines...more

Alabama worker killed in lawn mower accident

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

Nanotechnology is Entering a New Legal Frontier

By Krystina Steffen, staff SEO | Law Firm News Center In Good Practice writer – June 22, 2011 Nanotechnology is changing the products we use everyday – food, clothes, cars, and even medicine. For some, nanotechnology is a...more

The sub rosa camera can be made to lie and you can expose it

Sub rosa, or surveillance, video is a frequent weapon employed by insurance companies and defense lawyers to portray your client as a malingerer, liar or worse. But careful review and use of the video can sometimes be used to...more

A 'Masterly' Opinion on Expert Testimony

A recent federal appellate opinion overturned a $21 million jury verdict in a product liability case based on the inadmissibility of expert testimony under Federal Rule of Evidence 702....more

Convenant Instituut Asbestslachtoffers: tien jaar later

Naar aanleiding van het tienjarig bestaan van het Convenant Instituut Asbestslachtoffers hebben mr Thomas van Dijk en Nienke van Osch een artikel geschreven dat is gepubliceerd in Verkeersrecht. Doelstelling van het convenant...more

Family of Worker Killed on the Job can Sue Third Party – ‘Logo Liability’ Imposed on Owner of Truck

Illinois attorneys might be surprised by the recent holding of the state Appellate Court that allowed tort damages in a case involving injuries on the job. The ruling shows that workers’ comp attorneys should routinely assess...more

Top 15 Ways To Ruin Your Texas Personal Injury Case

Free advice on the do's and don'ts in handling your Texas personal injury case...more

Case Studies in Environmental Medicine Taking an Exposure History

This educational case study document is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to promote the adoption of medical practices that aid in...more

Eight Things You Should Know about Pursuing an Injury Claim

What are the eight things you should know about pursuing an injury claim? Read this article and arm yourself with information about what to do if you have an accident....more

Is it always true that the reasonable person test 'eliminates the personal equation' (Glasgow Corp v Muir, per Lord MacMillan)?

Negligence consists of falling below the standard of care required in the circumstances to protect others from the unreasonable risk of harm. Generally, the law regards this standard of care objectively, demanded by the...more

TOXIC TORTS: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DOSE

This article focuses upon environmental cases. Litigation concerning pharmaceuticals and medical devices may raise different issues because of the role of the FDA. The interface of science and law is central to toxic...more

Library of Congress Asbestos Information

Information on the use of asbestos for industrial purposes, workplace and school asbestos exposure, and the diseases linked to asbestos, including cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. Additional information on diagnosis and...more

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