June 25, 2013

Is FACT a Lie?

Congress loves it acronyms for naming laws. A bill pending in the House is name FACT. This stands for the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT) of 2013. According to the New York Times editorial board, “The bill is supposedly designed to root out fraud and abuse, but there is no persuasive evidence of any [...]
June 21, 2013

One Last Shot at Justice

One_Last_Shot_at_Justice.pdf SOURCE: Jauregui, Jannette. “One Last Shot at Justice.” Pepperdine Magazine. Pepperdine University, 29 Apr. 2013. Web. 20 June 2013. .    
June 18, 2013

Living Downwind of Asbestos Can be Deadly

We remind people that asbestos and materials containing asbestos are still dangerous. While many asbestos industry apologists would like the public to believe the threat is long past, and that those claiming injuries today are engaging in fraud, merely trying to jump on the asbestos-claims bandwagon. Sadly, asbestos continues to claim victims through its related [...]
June 13, 2013

Swiss Billionaire Guilty of Asbestos Deaths

  A Swiss billionaire industrialist had his jail sentence extended to eighteen years after being convicted for his part in Italy’s biggest asbestos scandal. Stephan Schmidheiny was guilty of negligence to more than 2,000 asbestos-related deaths. He was forced to pay millions of Euros in damages to local authorities and victims and their families. Schmidheiny was [...]