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    Appeals Court Dismisses Worker’s Products Liability Claim for Mesothelioma

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A New York appeals court dismissed a scrap metal worker’s claim for mesothelioma stemming from dismantling steam systems in vacant buildings.  The worker sued the William Powell Company for products liability.  Powell manufactured valves that contained asbestos in their packing and gaskets.  In rejecting the claim, the court said that even if the valves were […]

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    The Disturbing Truth About Asbestos

    By Michael Barasch

    When it comes to asbestos, the advice of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can be summed up in three words: Do Not Disturb. The highly toxic building material poses no threat to those who must co-exist with it — including many homeowners whose homes were built before the substance was phased out of use in […]

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