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California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Baton Rouge firm owes indemity to California company for costs in asbestos exposure litigation

By Karen Kidd | Oct 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Baton Rouge engineering firm must help pay the litigation costs a California-based fuel and lubricant additives company incurred fighting an asbestos exposure lawsuit, a U.S. District Court judge said in a recent order.

Plaintiff's motion to remand mesothelioma case to a district court is denied

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS— A motion to remand was recently denied by the Eastern District of Louisiana’s U.S. District Court in an asbestos litigation and survival suit filed by plaintiff Judith Punch Rivera on behalf her deceased mother.

Former Avondale employee ordered to disclose asbestos settlement

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 24, 2018

A Louisiana judge has ruled that documents related to a settlement claim over asbestos-related cancer can be obtained.

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