RT ECP: Asbestos

April 18, 2024

Montana Asbestos Victims Want Buffett’s Railroad Company Held Responsible

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, April 18, 2023 An attorney for two people who died of a rare lung cancer argued this week for a jury to hold BNSF Railway responsible for pollution in a small Montana town near the U.S.-Canada border where thousands of people were exposed to toxic asbestos dust. The railroad — now owned by […]

March 2, 2023

Asbestos closes a West Oak Lane high school, forcing students to virtual learning

Source: https://www.inquirer.com/, March 1, 2023 By: Kristen A. Graham Asbestos has closed a Philadelphia high school to in-person learning, officials said Wednesday. Inspectors discovered damaged asbestos-containing plaster and paint at Building 21, a district school in West Oak Lane, during a routine inspection Tuesday night, according to a letter sent to families by principal Brianne […]

February 28, 2023

Former mine owner pays millions to close asbestos case.

Source: https://www.legalreader.com/, February 27, 2023 By: Sara E. Teller Asbestos exposure claims related to a former W. R. Grace & Co. mine have been settled for $18.5 million. In the small town of Libby, a mine that was in operation for several decades exposed not only workers but also residents to dangerous levels of the […]

May 16, 2019

Ongoing asbestos cleanup forces two schools to spend another year in temporary campuses

Source: https://thelensnola.org, May 15, 2019 By: Marta Jewson Two New Orleans charter schools will spend 2019-2020 in temporary facilities as multimillion-dollar asbestos remediation jobs stretch into another school year. The schools — Lafayette Academy and Rosenwald Collegiate Academy — had previously been expected to move into their permanent buildings this fall. In a lawsuit filed […]

September 25, 2015

Unsettling dust: Hundreds of Portland homes demolished with asbestos inside

Source: http://www.oregonlive.com, September 25, 2015 by: Fedor Zarkhin Heather Dickinson watched in alarm last year as a man in a backhoe tore down the one-story Southeast Portland house next door, sending a plume of grayish-brown dust above neighboring rooftops. The dust spread everywhere, creeping into Dickinson’s house, caking her home’s exterior walls, and billowing into […]

September 11, 2015

Insurer must defend asbestos exposure lawsuit, California court rules

Source: http://www.lexology.com, August 27, 2015 By: Amy B. Briggs, Donna M. Carlton, Christine Spinella Davis, David B. Killalea, Stephen T. Raptis and Robert H. Shulman, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP Why it matters: A California federal judge has ruled that an insurer had a duty to defend an apartment owner and its construction contractor in connection […]

January 17, 2012

Asbestos Found in Wood Chips

Read here about low levels of asbestos that have been found in wood chips being sold by a Montana Superfund Site for use in landscaping.

July 27, 2011

New York Jury Awards a $53-Million VerdictTo Asbestos Victim and Family

Source: http://realasbestoslawsuits.blogspot.com, Mealey’s Litigation Report, 2/15/2002 In one of the largest compensatory verdicts for a single plaintiff in the history of Asbestos litigation, a New York jury on Feb. 8 awarded a Mesothelioma victim and his family a $53 million verdict for his Asbestos exposure as a brake mechanic (Patricia Brown, Individually and as Executrix […]

April 11, 2011

Asbestos Found At NJ Hospital Site

Source: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com, April 5, 2011 What used to be the old Zurbrugg Hospital in Riverside, NJ is now a pile of rubble. And now the State Division of Criminal Justice says preliminary reports indicate industrial products containing asbestos were found during a search by hazardous materials crews last week. The products were found in bags, […]

March 28, 2011

Lynnfield asbestos removal company, owners indicted

Source: http://www.itemlive.com A Lynnfield asbestos removal company, its owners and an employee have been indicted for the improper removal and disposal of asbestos for work performed on numerous public and private buildings in the city of Lynn, Beverly and Marblehead, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced in a press release. AEI Environmental, LLC (AEI), David Harder, […]

March 9, 2011

Going for Broke: How a copper giant plans to make the public pay for its toxic mess

Source: http://www.sierraclub.org, May/June 2006 By: Marilyn Berlin Snell At 75, Joe Piñón still wears a crisp white lab coat and fills prescriptions at the pharmacy he’s owned in El Paso, Texas, since 1960. His oversize glasses, helpful in deciphering a doctor’s chicken scratch, lend him an owlish appearance; his soft voice only hints that he’s also […]


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