asbestos News

Wisconsin Asbestos Lawsuit Reinstated by Appeals Court

A Wisconsin appeals court has reinstated a woman’s lawsuit alleging asbestos at a number of Milwaukee businesses killed her husband. Sandra Brezonick filed a lawsuit in 2012 against a number of companies alleging her husband, John Brezonick, suffered from asbestos …

Montana County Reaches $650K Settlement in Asbestos Exposure Case

Yellowstone County, Mont. has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle a case brought by a former courthouse janitor who eventually died of mesothelioma. The Billings Gazette reported the county reached the settlement in November with the estate of Lauren DuPuis, …

Some Asbestos Left Behind in Montana Town Amid Move to End Cleanup

Federal officials say their final analysis of a Montana community wracked by deadly asbestos contamination shows a costly and much-criticized cleanup is working – even though about 700 properties have yet to be investigated. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has …

Oregon Homes Demolished Without Proper Asbestos Removal

Contractors have been tearing down hundreds of Portland homes without properly removing the asbestos inside, a practice that ignores state regulations and could put workers at risk. An investigation by The Oregonian found that weak regulatory oversight from the Department …

2 Southern California Schools Closed over Asbestos Will Reopen

Two of three Orange County, Calif. schools closed last year after asbestos was found will reopen for classes at the start of the new school year. The Los Angeles Times reported that Hope View and Oak View elementary schools in …

RSA Promotes Tiffany to Head of UK Legacy, Commercial Claims Team

RSA, one of the UK’s largest commercial insurers, has promoted Suzy Tiffany to head of UK legacy, with effect from July 1, 2015. Working at RSA for over 10 years, Tiffany has held a number of roles including finance change manager, head …

Former Railway Workers File Asbestos Suit Against BNSF in Oregon

Three former employees have sued BNSF Railway, claiming they suffer from lung disease caused by job-related exposure to asbestos. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Portland, Ore. says the men had to work with and around items that contained asbestos while …

Some Asbestos to Remain in Montana Town Under Final EPA Plan

Federal regulators’ long-delayed final cleanup plan for a Montana mining town where thousands have been sickened by asbestos contamination would leave some of the deadly material where it sits, in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere. The U.S. Environmental …

California Jury Awards Woman $13M For Asbestos Exposure From Talcum

A Los Angeles, Calif. jury has awarded $13 million to a 73-year-old woman who contracted a deadly disease from using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co. The verdict Tuesday in Superior Court found that New York-based Colgate was 95 …

Arizona Governor Signs Bill to Modify Asbestos Injury Claims

Attorneys representing victims of asbestos exposure say a bill Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law will limit victims’ ability to recover losses. Ducey said he signed the measure Thursday to increase transparency and fairness in asbestos litigation. “While victims …