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W.R. Grace Asbestos Trust is Accepting Claims

W.R. Grace

After 13 years, W.R. Grace & Co. is accepting and paying asbestos-related personal injury and death claims for which they, their predecessors, and their successors have legal responsibility, through a trust established under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

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Prize-Winning Series Exposes Injustice to Sick Miners

Coal miners

This year a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting went to Chris Hamby of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit news organization. Hamby’s “Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine,” was a year-long investigation of how the coal industry denies benefit claims of coal miners who are sick and dying of black lung disease.

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Being a Wise Health Care Consumer

Wise Health Care Consumer Month

February is Wise Health Care Consumer Month, says the American Institute of Preventative Medicine. But why?

The argument is that if more people become smarter health care shoppers, this by itself could “bend the curve” of our rising health care costs, slowing the rate at which costs increase. Too many people have been getting unnecessary diagnostic tests and treatments, it is said, which means more money spent on health care.

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Courts Are Bouncing Tort Reform

tort reform

Over the past 20 years or so, many state legislatures have passed “tort reform” laws. “Tort” is lawyer talk for “personal injury,” and it refers to the process by which people sue for damages when they’ve been injured. “Tort reform” usually means passing laws that make it more difficult to file lawsuits and limit the amount of damages that can be awarded.

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Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act Update

Gavel

On March 20, 2013, the FACT ACT (Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency H.R. 982) was introduced in the House of Representatives for consideration. The FACT ACT is part of a national campaign being led by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the National Chamber of Commerce to pass certain federal and state legislation as it relates to asbestos lawsuits filed by victims of asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma.

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Rules for taking a Client Deposition

“Rules” for taking a Client Deposition

A deposition is simply the out-of-court oral testimony of any witness under oath for discovery purposes or for use in court. Some states, such as New York, refer to deposition as an “examination before trial,” which aptly describes their purpose. A deposition allows opposing counsel a chance to question a witness prior to trial.

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The Law Firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen Secures $2 Million Settlement in Mesothelioma Lawsuit

We are excited to announce a recent victory by Attorneys Brian Kenney and Chris Meisenkothen of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen on behalf of Hannibal Saldibar, a career tile setter from New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Saldibar regrettably passed away in January 2010 from Mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer.

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