Asbestos

Avoid Asbestos Exposure After Severe Storms
As those of us on the Pacific coast are now in the midst of hurricane season, it is a good time to discuss some tips to avoid asbestos exposure in the wake of a storm or natural disaster. Property damage...
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Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal in North America (and Spreading)
February 13, 2012 — The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News Network’s “Fatal Deception” documents the concealment of the Canadian asbestos industry’s knowledge of the dangers of asbestos and the involvement of prestigious McGill University. The video highlights how Ivan Sabourin–President...
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Asbestos Host Rock Serpentine Removed as CA State Rock
Success for the Drop the Rock Campaign – SB 624 Passes to Remove Serpentine as California State Rock Key Facts About Asbestos and Serpentine: Asbestos claims the lives of more than 10,000 Americans each year. Serpentine is found in 49...
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New Chrysler Fails to Protect Consumers
Chrysler Bailout, Bankruptcy and Sale – The Aftermath: Effect on Those Injured by Defective Products and Asbestos-Containing Brakes June 19, 2009 — After a flurry of legal activity in the Chrysler bankruptcy to try and halt the sale of Chrysler...
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Chrysler Bankruptcy Ruling Absolves Accountability, Hurts Consumers
Bankruptcy Judge Relieves Chrysler of Accountability to Consumers–National Consumer Groups File Appeal June 4, 2009 — In a move to protect consumer rights, national consumer groups filed an appeal late Tuesday in response to the bankruptcy court’s May 31st ruling...
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Mesothelioma Interests Represented by Brayton Purcell
Mesothelioma Victim’s Widow, Represented by Brayton Purcell, Named to Chrysler Bankruptcy Committee Appointed to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chrysler bankruptcy proceedings is the widow of a mesothelioma victim represented by Alan Brayton and Christina Skubic of...
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Asbestos Exclusion Language Clarified by Court
“Asbestosis Exclusions” in Insurance Policy Apply Only to Asbestosis, Not Other Asbestos Diseases Insurance policies sold by Fireman’s Fund to copper mining company ASARCO LLC in the 1980s, contained a provision that excluded coverage for “asbestosis” claims. In a motion...
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GM to be Free & Clear of Future Asbestos Claims
GM Bankruptcy Plan to Address Future Product Liability Claims, Leaves Asbestos Claimants in the Dust January 29, 2009 — Unlike fellow bankrupt automaker Chrysler, General Motors (GM) has agreed to take on future product liability claims. This includes new claims...
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California: Asbestos & Lead in Kezar Pavilion Cause for Safety Concern
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — March 7, 2008 — Could asbestos and lead exposure at the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco be to blame for the high incidence of cancer in Recreation and Park Department employees? Some certainly think so. Asbestos...
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