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Missouri House Passes Bill Aimed at Limiting Asbestos Lawsuit Awards

The Missouri House has passed legislation to change the rules for lawsuits over asbestos exposure, an effort praised by supporters as a way to stop plaintiffs from being overcompensated but criticized by others as limiting access to justice for those …

Former New Jersey Lawyer Gets 2 Years for Falsifying Asbestos Suits

A former New Jersey lawyer has been sentenced to serve two years in federal prison after admitting he fraudulently added defendants to more than 100 asbestos lawsuits in New York. Federal prosecutors say Arobert Tonagbanua deleted the names of actual …

Illinois’ Madison County a Center for Asbestos Lawsuits

Few of the tourists who drive old Route 66 through this rural Illinois town are aware of its true economic engine: a booming business in asbestos lawsuits that attracts law firms from across the country. Since 2005, those lawsuits have …

Garlock Ruling Could Shift Asbestos Litigation in Manufacturers’ Favor

A judge who found what he called a “startling pattern” of abuse by plaintiffs’ lawyers may have shifted the landscape of asbestos litigation with a ruling in favor of manufacturers. In a decree last month, Judge George Hodges said the …

Ailing New York Congresswoman McCarthy Sues Over Asbestos Exposure

A New York congresswoman being treated for lung cancer has filed a lawsuit claiming exposure to asbestos as a young woman may have contributed to her disease. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy filed the lawsuit last month in state Supreme Court in …