$2.8M Asbestos VerdictMarch 6, 2018

Attorneys won an approximately $2.8 million asbestos verdict after securing a retrial based on a Florida Supreme Court decision that directed juries to use a more consumer-friendly test in strict products liability cases. The Nov. 28 verdict came seven years after the Ferraro Law Firm filed Font v. Union Carbide. Plaintiff Paula Font initially lost at trial after the jury was instructed to …

California Court Decides Take-Home Asbestos Exposure Duty ClaimsDecember 8, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016 Employers and premises owners have a duty to “members of a worker’s household” to exercise ordinary care to prevent take-home asbestos exposures, the California Supreme Court held on December 1, 2016. This ruling expands liability for employers and premises owners. The Court issued its opinion in two cases (Haver and Kesner), in which …

Asbestos Claims Dropped in 2015July 18, 2016

A report issued by a product liabilities consulting firm suggests the number of asbestos lawsuits in 2015 is down slightly from 2014. But the same report notes that the number of defendants has increased. Asbestos lawsuits have been filed by people who became ill after their exposure to the carcinogen, alleging people were not properly …

Asbestos Fibers Found in CrayonsJuly 9, 2015

On July 8, 2015, the San Francisco Chronicle reported a study released by the Environmental Working Group, an environmental health advocacy organization, that found asbestos in crayons. Asbestos fibers were in some Chinese-made crayons and crime-scene fingerprint kits in Bay Area stores and online. The substance was found in four of the 28 boxes of …