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Latrice Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1

In 2012, plaintiff, Latrice Rubenstein, filed a claim with defendant Doe
No. 1 (defendant), a public entity, alleging that from 1993 to 1994, when she was
a high school student, her cross-country and track coach, who was defendantís
employee, sexually molested her. When the claim was denied, she commenced
the instant action against defendant and defendants Does Nos. 2-20. She alleg... More...
   $0 (09-05-2017 - CA)

Tajie Major v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

William E. Major smoked two packs of cigarettes a day, on
average, from 1961 to 1989. He was diagnosed with lung cancer
in 1997, and died a year later. His wife, plaintiff Tajie Major,
brought suit against several manufacturers of cigarettes Major
had smoked, as well as manufacturers of asbestos to which he
had been exposed, alleging that Majorís smoking and his asbestos
ex... More...
   $0 (08-31-2017 - CA)

Howard Construction Company, Inc. v. Texas Association of Women's Clubs

Appellant Howard Construction Company, Inc. sued appellee Texas Association
of Women’s Clubs for reformation of a deed, declaratory relief, establishment of an
easement by necessity, and an accounting. It also alleged claims of slander of title and
tortious interference with prospective business relations. TAWC filed a counterclaim
alleging breach of contract and requestin... More...
   $0 (08-15-2017 - TX)

Joseph Petitpas v. Ford Motor Company

Plaintiffs Marline Petitpas1 and Joseph Petitpas sued Ford
Motor Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Rossmoor
Corporation,2 and others, alleging that exposure to asbestos
caused by these defendants resulted in Marlineís mesothelioma.
Motions for summary adjudication were granted before trial,
narrowing the claims against Exxon and Ford. During trial, the
court granted nonsuit... More...
   $0 (07-06-2017 - CA)

CRANE CO., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO. v. RICHARD DELISLE and ALINE DELISLE

Crane Co. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. appeal from an adverse jury verdict in favor of Richard DeLisle in which the jury found that both appellantsí products containing asbestos were substantial contributing causes to appellee DeLisleís mesothelioma and awarded substantial damages. Crane primarily argues that the court erred in not excluding expert causation testimony, in denying its motion for ... More...   $0 (09-20-2016 - FL)

Smith v. Illinois Central R.R. Co

Because of the voluminous nature of the record in this case, we address only the facts necessary to decide this appeal. On July 21, 2005, plaintiff filed his complaint against Pneumo Abex Corporation; Pneumo Abex LLC; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; Railroad Friction Products Corporation; and Illinois Central. As of October 2013, the only d... More...   $0 (03-27-2016 - IL)

Larry Myers, et al. v. Crouse-Hinds, et al.: GE v. Mary R. Geyman, et al.: Owens-Illinois, Inc v. Mary R. Geyman, et al.

We have consolidated three appeals involving the constitutionality of the Indiana Product Liability Act statute of repose. In each case, the plaintiffs request reconsideration of our prior holding in AlliedSignal v. Ott, 785 N.E.2d 1068 (Ind. 2003). While we decline to reconsider Ott's holdings due to the principles of stare decisis and legislative acquiescence, we do address the plaintiffs' new... More...   $0 (03-20-2016 - IN)

State Of Nebraska v. Russell

The Greater Omaha Safe Streets Task Force is a coalition of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies that conducts long-term investigations related to narcotics and violent crime. In the summer of 2012, the task force began an operation to investigate the distribution of crack cocaine in Omaha, Nebraska. Approximately 15 people were targeted during the investigation, 8 of whom were ultim... More...   $0 (01-24-2016 - NE)

State Of Nebraska v. Russell

The Greater Omaha Safe Streets Task Force is a coalition of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies that conducts long-term investigations related to narcotics and violent crime. In the summer of 2012, the task force began an operation to investigate the distribution of crack cocaine in Omaha, Nebraska. Approximately 15 people were targeted during the investigation, 8 of whom were ultim... More...   $0 (01-15-2016 - NE)

Anne Payne v. CSX Transportation, Inc.

From 1962 until his retirement in 2003, Winston Carrol Payne was employed by CSX Transportation, Inc. (the ďDefendantĒ) as a switchman, switch foreman, and brakeman in the railroad transportation department. Less than three years after his retirement, Mr. Payne was diagnosed with lung cancer. In 2007, he sued the Defendant under the Federal Employersí Liability Act (ďFELAĒ), 45 U.S.C. ßß 51Ė60 (... More...   $0 (12-28-2015 - TN)

William P. Aubin v. Union Carbide Corporation

William P. Aubin worked as a construction supervisor for his fatherís
company between 1972 and 1974, overseeing construction of the residential
development Desoto Lakes in Sarasota, Florida. While at work on the construction
site, Aubin was exposed to and inhaled respirable dust created by the sanding and
sweeping of drywall joint compounds and spraying of ceiling texture spra... More...
   $0 (11-01-2015 - FL)

Laverne Harper v. WVOIC and Perry & Hylton, Inc

Petitioner Laverne Harper, widow of John R. Harper, by Reginald D. Henry, her attorney, appeals the decision of the West Virginia Workersí Compensation Board of Review. West Virginia Office of the Insurance Commissioner, by Mary Rich Malloy, its attorney, filed a timely response. This appeal arises from the Board of Reviewís Final Order dated April 16, 2014, in which the Board reversed an October ... More...   $0 (10-21-2015 - WV)

STATE OF ARIZONA v HOMER RAY ROSEBERRY

In October 2000, Roseberry agreed to transport approximately one thousand pounds of marijuana in his motorhome for a drug cartel. State v. Roseberry, 210 Ariz. 360, 363 ∂ 4, 111 P.3d 402, 405 (2005). The cartel had Fred Fottler accompany Roseberry on the trip. Id. Roseberry and a friend concocted a scheme to steal the marijuana. Id. at 363 ∂ 5, 111 P.3d at 405. But instead of following the p... More...   $0 (07-28-2015 - AZ)

Berthe Felicite Kabran v. Sharp Memorial Hospital

Defendant and appellant Sharp Memorial Hospital dba Sharp Rehabilitation Center (Sharp) appeals from an order granting plaintiff and respondent's Berthe Felicite Kabran's motion for new trial following a special verdict on a cause of action for medical
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malpractice in which the jury found Sharp was negligent in the care and treatment of plaintiff's predecessor, Dr. Eke Wokocha, but that t... More...
   $0 (05-20-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Mark Sawyer, Newell Lynn Smith, Eric Gruenberg and Milto DiSanti

GREENEVILLE, TN - U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer sentenced five people to prison terms in federal court in Greeneville, Tennessee, for conspiring to commit Clean Air Act offenses in connection with the illegal removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials at the former Liberty Fibers Plant in Hamblen County, Tennessee the Justice Department announced. A&E Salvage had purchased the pla... More...   $0 (02-19-2015 - )

Ronald Fagg v. Csk Auto, Inc.

Over the course of several decades, Ronald Fagg was
exposed to various asbestos-containing products at work sites, during personal
automotive repairs, during time vacationing and living in the Libby, Montana area. He
was later diagnosed with asbestosis and asbestos related pleural disease. In this action,
he seeks damages from a number of seller and manufacturer defendants, who he<... More...
   $0 (12-08-2014 - WA)

William Pfeifer v. John Crane, Inc.

William and Anne Pfeifer asserted claims for negligence, strict liability, and loss of consortium against John Crane, Inc. (JCI), alleging that its asbestos-laden products caused William Pfeifer‚Äôs mesothelioma. During the trial, the court rejected JCI‚Äôs proffered instructions regarding its ‚Äúsophisticated user‚ÄĚ defense, and directed a verdict on the defense. After the jury returned a verdic... More...   $0 (11-30-2013 - CA)

Tammy Lou Fontenot v. Taser International, Inc.

Darryl Wayne Turner, age seventeen, died from cardiac arrest after a confrontation with police in which he was struck in the chest by electrical current emitted from a device commonly known as a ‚Äútaser,‚ÄĚ manufactured by TASER International, Inc. (TI). The police officer who discharged the taser aimed the device at Turner‚Äôs chest based on training provided by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police ... More...   $0 (11-26-2013 - NC)

Anne Pfeifer v. John Crane, Inc.

William and Anne Pfeifer asserted claims for negligence, strict liability, and loss of consortium against John Crane, Inc. (JCI), alleging that its asbestos-laden products caused William Pfeifer‚Äôs mesothelioma. During the trial, the court rejected JCI‚Äôs proffered instructions regarding its ‚Äúsophisticated user‚ÄĚ defense, and directed a verdict on the defense. After the jury returned a verdic... More...   $0 (11-03-2013 - CA)

Rared Manchester HD, LLC v. Rite Aid of New Hampshire, Inc.

There are no role models in the tale that we chronicle here. The story line pits a sophisticated developer against a sophisticated tenant. The parties had done business for many years and (at least in the developer's view) had established a template for future transactions. Their current dispute arose when the tenant forwarded to the developer a commercial lease containing a material term that de... More...   $0 (08-31-2012 - ME)

Union Carbide Corporation v. William P. Aubin

Union Carbide Corporation (‚ÄúUnion Carbide‚ÄĚ) appeals from a final judgment awarding Aubin $6,624,150 in damages on his asbestos-related, products liability claims. Because Aubin failed to present any evidence demonstrating that the defective design of SG-210 Calidria caused Aubin‚Äôs harm, peritoneal mesothelioma, we reverse the trial court‚Äôs denial of Union Carbide‚Äôs motion for a directed ... More...   $0 (08-23-2012 - FL)

Union Carbide Corporation v. Daisey E. Synatzske

Appellant, Union Carbide Corporation (‚ÄúUnion Carbide‚ÄĚ), has filed a motion for rehearing and for en banc reconsideration of this Court‚Äôs June 30, 2011 opinion.2 A majority of the Court has voted to grant en banc consideration. We withdraw our opinion and judgment of June 30, 2011, and we substitute this opinion and judgment in their place.

In this interlocutory appeal,3 Union Carbid... More...
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Union Carbide Corporation v. William P. Aubin

Union Carbide Corporation (‚ÄúUnion Carbide‚ÄĚ) appeals from a final judgment awarding William P. Aubin (‚ÄúAubin‚ÄĚ) $6,624,150 in damages on his asbestos-related, products liability claims. Because Aubin failed to present any evidence demonstrating that the defective design of SG-210 Calidria caused Aubin‚Äôs harm, peritoneal mesothelioma, we reverse the trial court‚Äôs denial of Union Carbide‚Ä... More...   $0 (06-22-2012 - FL)

Sandra Leonard v. John Crane, Inc.

Our law recognizes that when a spouse suffers a personal injury, the marital partner may likewise suffer injury as a consequence. In this case, appellant Sandra Leonard‚Äės husband, John Leonard, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a progressive and fatal disease related to asbestos exposure. Sandra and John1 were married at the time of his diagnosis, but not at the time of his exposure to asbestos-c... More...   $0 (06-13-2012 - CA)

Fern Barker v. Hennessy Industries, Inc.

The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of defendant and respondent Hennessy Industries, Inc. (Hennessy) on the asbestos-related wrongful death complaint filed by plaintiffs and appellants Fern Barker, James Barker, Carmen Barker and Tamara Worthen (appellants), the widow and surviving children of decedent Richard Barker (Barker). Hennessy manufactured machines Barker had used in his wor... More...   $0 (05-22-2012 - CA)

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