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Waiting for pleural plaques in the UK

The UK government has yet to announce a decision on compensating for pleural plaques other than "as soon as possible." [h/t GlobalTort]

From Global Tort, a summary of asbestos case filings from the week of July 27-31.

From the Global Tort blog on how plaintiff's lawyers react when a defendant goes into bankruptcy. The article is here.

The Maryland Court of Appeals held on Monday that mere shipment of raw asbestos fibers to that state in transit to locations outside the state does not constitute purposeful availment sufficient for personal jurisdiction over the fiber supplier. In CSR, LTD. v. TAYLOR the estates of stevedores, who handled the defendant's bags of raw fiber in Maryland, sued the fiber supplier, an Australian corporation. The intentional shipment of the raw fibers to the port in Baltimore was not sufficient to constitute purposeful availment sufficient for minimum contacts for personal jurisdiction under the Due Process Clause of the US Constitution.

Around the Web

Madison County asbestos cases top last year's total [Madison County Record]

San Francisco court plans to create asbestos docket [Legal Newsline]

Iowa Supreme Court holds there is no duty to warn for second hand asbestos exposure [VAN FOSSEN v. MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CO.]

Stop using asbestos? Not so fast [News and Observer]



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