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November 2016 Archives

LA federal court creates new rule for manufacturer liability in asbestos exposure cases

Asbestos-related injuries and fatalities are among the most complicated, and expensive, forms of litigation in the history of the United States. Such litigation has gone through a number of changes over the years, and the courts continue to grapple with the law surrounding these cases.

Avondale workers suffer mesothelioma decades after exposure

During its heyday, the Avondale Shipyards employed 26,000 people and the good-paying jobs were a magnet for blue collar men and women. Avondale's workforce was second to none in Louisiana during the 1970s, landing numerous military ship-building contracts. Workers boasted that there was so much work they could log as much overtime pay as they wanted. It was a tremendous economic boon. But the people who worked building and repairing ships probably didn't know they were literally risking their lives with each passing work hour.