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  • Illinois company cited for requiring workers to remove asbestos without proper training or gear Thursday, May 26, 2011 � by jg

    FairWarning.Org: The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking $1.2 million in fines from an advertising display firm.

  • Jury awards $200 million in punitive damages in asbestos case Monday, May 3, 2010 � by jg

    The Recorder: A jury in Los Angeles awarded $8.8 million in compensatory damages and $200 million in punitive damages to a former employee of the city’s water department whose wife is dying of mesothelioma.

  • New Jersey court upholds asbestos verdict Tuesday, April 6, 2010 � by jg

    New Jersey Law Journal: “The defendants lost on every issue, including the standard of causation to be applied in light of the plaintiff’s short history of working with asbestos-laden materials.”

  • Asbestos victims and their survivors seek justice Tuesday, December 29, 2009 � by eric

    For many people like Jim Morrison, the California system works to help compensate that which can never truly be compensated. Having never smoked a cigarette in his life, at the age of 54 he was diagnosed with cancer from asbestos and given only months to live. His primary goal was to live long enough to see his engaged daughter marry later in the year.

  • Asbestos papers show health risks were known decades ago Wednesday, December 23, 2009 � by eric

    “My answer to the problem is: if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products why not die from it. There’s got to be some cause.”

  • Jury finds Ford not responsible for asbestos death Wednesday, November 25, 2009 � by jg

    Defense attorneys maintained the likely cause was exposure to amosite asbestos on the USS Porterfield, which had more than 30 tons of insulation that contained asbestos.

  • Two similar asbestos cases, two completely dissimilar decisions Wednesday, November 18, 2009 � by jg

    At issue: are manufacturers responsible if they know workers would be exposed to asbestos in the process of replacing the parts they make?