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A bale of hay and a block of cheese: How Mark Lanier won the $4.7 billion talcum powder verdict

By Dan Fisher | Oct 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - Partway through a trial over allegedly asbestos-tainted baby powder that ended with a $4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson in St. Louis earlier this year, attorney Mark Lanier whipped a knife from out of his pocket and held it over a large block of yellow cheese.

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Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

Insurers ask court not to toss suit against Shrader & Associates over asbestos suit fees

By Karen Kidd | Aug 27, 2018

GALVESTON – Three private health insurance companies have asked a federal judge to deny a Houston-based law firm's motion to dismiss the companies' lawsuit over allegations the firm didn't pay its share in asbestos litigation settlement funds.

Asbestos suit faults Chevron, Exxon and nine others for man’s asbestos exposure

By David Yates | Aug 20, 2018

BEAUMONT – Nearly a dozen corporations have been named in a recently filed asbestos lawsuit.

Texas justices keep Russell Budd’s testimony on asbestos memo sealed

By David Yates | Aug 14, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas appellate court has opted to keep a deposition offered by one of the state’s most renowned asbestos attorneys on the infamous “Terrell memo” sealed away from the public.

Texaco, dozen other companies hit with asbestos lawsuit

By David Yates | Aug 7, 2018

BEAUMONT – More than a dozen companies have been hit with a recently filed asbestos lawsuit.

Man alleges exposure to asbestos in products manufactured by Bechtel, others caused cancer

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A former sheet metal worker alleges asbestos exposure during his employment caused him to develop cancer and breathing issues.

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Jurors pound Johnson & Johnson with $4.69 billion judgment; Company vows to appeal

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

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