Asbestos Case Tracker Mid-Year Compendium 2018

With reported asbestos decisions continuing to rise, the need to keep informed on developments across the country is imperative. Goldberg Segalla’s Asbestos Case Tracker blog — ranked on the ABA Journal Blog 100 list of the best legal blogs — is the go-to resource for up-to-date asbestos decisions happening in courts throughout the United States. Our blog also reports on legislative updates, significant verdicts, and other critical developments in the asbestos area. We provide summaries of and access to decisions, along with insightful commentary from…
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Recent NYCAL Trends in the 2017 & 2018 Accelerated Clusters

The current state of asbestos litigation in New York City (NYCAL) continues to evolve as both the plaintiffs’ bar and defense bar deal with a revised Case Management Order (CMO) and judicial turnover. For a better understanding of the types of claims that are actually being litigated in NYCAL, and what firms are filing these claims, we can look at the current filing trends under the “cluster” procedure that is used in this jurisdiction. The CMO explains there are three dockets used in NYCAL: (1)…
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Asbestos Case Tracker Named Best Litigation Blog for 2017!

We are pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, the Asbestos Case Tracker blog has been named the best litigation blog in the country in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest! The Expert Institute’s annual contest considered thousands of legal blogs online today. After an extended public voting process, Asbestos Case Tracker secured the top spot as best litigation blog. A huge thank you goes out to all of our readers who made this honor possible. We certainly could not have done…
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Susan Van Gelder to Speak at Upcoming Asbestos Conference

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Susan Van Gelder, partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Toxic Tort Practice Group, will be speaking at Perrin Conference’s New York Asbestos Litigation Conference tomorrow. This day-long seminar will feature several topics, including:
  • What NYCAL looks like today and what to expect in 2018
  • The in-house and insurance perspectives
  • An update on talc litigation
Susan will be part of the “Overview on Upstate New York” panel. For nearly 15 years, Susan has handled thousands of asbestos cases, representing manufacturers of asbestos-containing equipment…
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Joe Welter to Speak at Upcoming Talc Seminar

On Wednesday November 1, 2017, Joseph J. Welter, partner and chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Practice Group, will be speaking at Cardno ChemRisk’s Talc Seminar in Las Vegas.  This half-day seminar will feature several topics, including:
  • The mineralogy and epidemiology of cosmetic talc
  • Historical perspectives on talc, along with its asbestos content and potential health risks
  • Emerging strategies in talc litigation
Joe will present “Talc and Ovarian Cancer: The Dilution of Scientific Causation.” For nearly three decades, Joe has served as national,…
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We Need Your Vote!

Attention blog readers! We are proud to announce that Asbestos Case Tracker has made it to the voting round in The Expert Institute’s “2017 Best Legal Blog Contest.”  Over the past month, this contest received thousands of nominations, which were then narrowed to the “most exciting, entertaining, and informative legal blogs online today.” To vote for this blog, visit The Expert Institute’s contest page here and click “vote” for Asbestos Case Tracker. Only one vote is allowed per IP address, so please try voting on…
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Seeking Your Nomination

Attention blog readers! This year, the ABA Journal is publishing their first ever “Web 100” celebrating the best of the legal industry on the web. In order to be named to the list, we’ll need your help! Since the start of our blog in October of 2015, Asbestos Case Tracker has reported on hundreds of asbestos decisions and has been hailed as the go-to resource for up-to-date asbestos decisions happening in courts throughout the United States. Our blog reports nearly daily on legislative updates, significant…
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National Forum on Asbestos Claims and Litigation

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, Joseph J. Welter, partner and chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Practice Group, will be speaking at ACI’s Asbestos Claims and Litigation Conference in Philadelphia. This is ACI’s 22nd National Forum on Asbestos Claims and Litigation and will feature several topics, including:
  • Insurer-counsel-insured relationships: strategy between client, carrier, national counsel, and local counsel
  • Fallout surrounding bankruptcy trust transparency
  • Lung cancer and asbestos and a closer look at the science behind it
Joe will be part of the…
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Happy Holidays; or Alternative Exposure to Asbestos Snow

With the holiday season upon us, I came across a vintage picture of asbestos snow. There were several manufacturers of asbestos snow, which used to be a product that provided some ambiance to Christmas trees. Common brands were Pure White, Snow Drift and White Magic. The directions called for sprinkling the powder freely over and beneath your tree. It was also used by manufacturing companies to decorate any type of Christmas decoration you can think of — from tree ornaments to wreaths that hung…
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Asbestos Case Tracker Named to ABA Journal’s Blawg 100

For the second time this month, the Asbestos Case Tracker blog has been honored as one of the best legal blogs online today! Editors of the ABA Journal announced this week they have selected Asbestos Case Tracker as one of the top 100 best legal blogs. Now included on the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100, Asbestos Case Tracker made the list of “the 100 most compelling” blogs by beating out more than 4,000 other legal blogs. Once again, we have to thank all of our…
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