Firm News: Sep. 2001

Navy Yard Workers Awarded $104 Million

New York jury rules against Manville Corp. in 2001 asbestos lawsuit, as reported in a news article below. As recently as December, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider reinstating the Travelers asbestos settlement, a $500-million settlement of asbestos lawsuits against the Travelers Companies, Inc., former insurers to Johns-Manville Corp. National Law Journal, 9/30/2001:…

Asbestos Plaintiffs Awarded $64.65 Million

The prognosis for the four plaintiffs in this asbestos personal injury case is grim, according to their attorney, Robert J. Gordon. Each is expected to die soon from an incurable form of cancer. William Falloon, the youngest plaintiff, was diagnosed in 1995 with mesothelioma, a terminal cancer of the lining of the lungs, whose only…

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