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Washington Hotel Owner Faces Charges Over Asbestos Removal, Fined $355K

A Seattle, Wash. hotel owner is facing a felony perjury charge and state Clean Air Act violations after authorities said he lied about having uncertified workers remove asbestos during a renovation. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Friday he filed the …

Asbestos Found in Colorado Tower Damaged by Fire

The more than 100 residents of a senior living complex in Colorado Springs, Colo. who were evacuated because of a fire won’t be able to return for at least two month. The Gazette reported officials told tenants of the 11-story …

Part of Asbestos Cleanup Site in Montana Removed from Superfund List

U.S. officials have removed part of a Montana asbestos cleanup site from its Superfund list in the latest sign that the 17-year cleanup is ending, though the asbestos-related health problems for thousands of people remain. The 45-acre area is five …

Supreme Court Finds Manufacturers’ Duty to Warn Sailors Where Asbestos Added Later

Manufacturers have a duty to warn about potential dangers of parts with asbestos that were later added onto their products by third parties, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling, in a case involving sailors diagnosed with cancer, says …

Mass. High Court Rules Statute of Repose Applies to Asbestos-Related Claims

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a statute of repose barring many construction-related personal injury claims after a time limit of six years also applies to claims involving diseases with extended latency periods, such as asbestos-related illnesses. The …

Johnson & Johnson Facing Justice, SEC Inquiries into Baby Powder Litigation

Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line. The company said it intends …

Asbestos Found in University of Montana Building

Montana parents are demanding more information about high levels of asbestos found in a University of Montana building that housed a preschool. The Missoulian reports that the university moved the preschool students to another building on Tuesday after test results …

New South Carolina Jury Fails to Reach Verdict in Talc Cancer Case Retrial

A second South Carolina jury on Thursday failed to reach a verdict in the retrial of a case by a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer. …

Honeywell Facing SEC Probe Over Asbestos Liabilities Reporting

Honeywell International Inc. said on Friday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had opened an investigation into its accounting for asbestos-related liabilities. The industrial conglomerate’s revised estimate for asbestos-related liabilities was $2.61 billion as of end-2017, some $1.09 billion higher …

J&J Talc Supplier Settles in California Asbestos Case

Imerys SA, which supplies talc to Johnson & Johnson, isn’t taking chances as another jury weighs whether to sock the health-care giant with a punishing verdict. A unit of Imerys agreed to settle its part of a California woman’s lawsuit …