Steve Sellick

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U.S. v. W.R. Grace trial started February 19 in Missoula MT. The WSJ Law Blog notes that the case seems to be flying under the radar without a lot of news coverage. The WSJ Law Blog also provides a link to a great resource about the trial – the Grace Case blog, a joint project of the law school and the school of journalism of the University of Montana. The Grace Case blog has been…
As Kirk said below, “the march of science continues, and so does its impact on tort litigation” … this time with respect to a possible link between TCE exposure and Parkinson’s disease. In January The New York Times reported on a University of Kentucky study which examined links between Parkinson’s disease and exposure to TCE. While the study found that “trichloroethylene, used extensively in industry and the military and a common environmental contaminant, joins other…
Apparently Volskwagen has challenged the ability of judges in Marshall TX to refuse to transfer a case out of that jurisdiction. Though the case is not asbestos-related (it’s a product liability case for allegedly faulty car seats) it may have a broader impact on cases in what has been referred to as Texas’s “Rocket Docket.” See WSJ Law Blog
The NY Times has a great opening paragraph on this: “Nanotubes, one of the wonder materials of the new age of nanotechnology, may carry a health risk similar to that of asbestos, a wonder material of an earlier age that turned into a scourge after decades of use when its fibers were found to cause lung disease …” Full article: NY Times – Health Risks from Nanotubes