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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Asbestos Case Tracker Named Best Litigation Blog for 2016!

We are pleased to announce that the Asbestos Case Tracker blog has been named the best litigation blog in the country in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest for 2016!

The Expert Institute’s annual contest considered thousands of legal blogs online today. After an extended public voting process that attracted thirty thousand votes, Asbestos Case Tracker beat out the 500 other legal blogs nominated to secure the top spot as best litigation blog.

A huge thank you goes out to all of our readers …

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We Need Your Vote!

Attention blog readers! We are proud to announce that Asbestos Case Tracker has been nominated in The Expert Institute’s “2016 Best Legal Blog Contest.” Over the past month, the Expert Institute has narrowed the field to the most “exciting, entertaining, and informative legal blogs online today.” To be officially named one of the best legal blogs, we’ll need your help!

To vote for this blog, visit The Expert Institute’s contest page here and click “vote” for Asbestos Case Tracker. The polls are open until November …

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Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference

On Friday, September 23, 2016, Paul L. Knobbe, partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Toxic Torts Practice Group, will be among the faculty at HarrisMartin’s 8th Annual Midwest Asbestos Conference in St. Louis. Paul will be speaking on the topic “Naval Vessels and Liability for Asbestos Components.”

Other topics that will be discussed at the conference include:

  • Secondary Exposure – Recent Decisions in Key Jurisdictions
  • Pointers on Appellate Practice in Illinois and Missouri – An Appellate Primer
  • Bankruptcy Trust Updates
  • Special Issues in Asbestos Depositions and Settlements

For the full conference agenda …

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Seeking Your Nomination

Attention blog readers! This year, the ABA Journal is publishing their 10th Annual “Blawg 100” celebrating the best legal blogs around today. In order to be named, 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 verdicts, and other critical developments …

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Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today’s Environment

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Joseph J. Welter, partner and Co-Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Toxic Torts Practice Group, will be speaking at “Litigating Asbestos Cases in Today’s Environment” presented by Perrin Conference in New York City. This is Perrin’s 5th annual conference and will feature insight from seven New York Judges, as well as the NYCAL Special Master. Other topics that will be discussed at the conference include:

  • Lung Cancer Cases — What’s Next
  • Trials in the NYCAL
  • Expected Appellate Decisions: Dummit, Konstantin,
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