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Scientific advancements could increase toxic tort litigation, experts say

Lois Kapila Nov. 17, 2010, 4:14pm

Hartley As advances in molecular science develop rapidly in laboratories, legal observers wonder if toxicogenomics will provide the next holy grail for toxic tort litigation -- specific causation.

**FOR PRINT *** Toxicogenomics could lead to explosion of litigation, says expert

Lois Kapila Nov. 17, 2010, 4:11pm


Experts say more transparency needed in asbestos trusts

Lois Kapila Nov. 9, 2010, 1:22pm

Hartley Asbestos litigation expert Lester Brickman said that even with a new and possibly more sympathetic Congress, chances are "remarkably slim" that transparency measures could be enacted to show how lawyers and claimants divvy up more than $18 billion in assets from more than 54 such trusts.

** FOR PRINT ONLY ** Courts hold power to shine light on asbestos trusts

Lois Kapila Nov. 8, 2010, 7:19am