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Asbestos Lawsuits keep Rolling On

Asbestos Lawsuits keep Rolling On May 14, 2007. By Nate Hendley.
Redondo Beach, CA Ready for some more bad news about asbestos? Apparently, asbestos poisoning is starting to strike people down at an earlier age. Why this is happening is unclear.
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World Health Organization wants Benzene Out

May 6, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA As part of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the World Health Organization called for the removal of dangerous carcinogens, including benzene, from the workplace. The agency reported that at least 200,000 people die every year from work-related cancers, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and bladder cancers- the most common types of occupational cancer.
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Asbestos: It may be Lurking inside of You

Asbestos: It may be Lurking inside of You May 2, 2007. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC Watch what happens whenever asbestos is discovered inside a building: people scatter, the building is closed down, and workers swarm over the site in full masks and heavy clothing to deal with the evil stuff.
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Appeals Court Vindicates Victims' Choice -- Decides Southwest Airlines Chicago Midway Crash Should Be Heard in State Court

May 1, 2007.
Chicago, IL The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the lead plaintiffs in the Southwest Airlines Chicago Midway crash-landing shall be heard in state court.
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American Airlines Demands Gynecological Records of Victim's Teenage Daughter

May 1, 2007. By LAS Staff Writer.
New York, NY American Airlines insists that it needs to examine all gynecological records of the daughter of a woman killed on American Airlines Flight 587 who was 16 years-old at the time of her mother's death. They are seeking these records from the time the girl was 11 all the way through her present age of 21 and continuing until trial. "Even Airbus could not figure out why these records were needed, but American Airlines insisted," said Paul Hedlund the Los Angeles attorney for the family.
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Judge Approves Final Terms of Improved National Pediatric Paxil Class Action Settlement - Consumers Get a Better Deal

April 27, 2007.
Madison County, IL Madison County Associate Judge Ralph Mendelsohn today approved and amended the national pediatric Paxil class settlement which will provide more payment to people who paid for Paxil for use by a minor. The case was based on documents showing that GSK had determined that Paxil failed to out-perform placebo for depressed minors yet GSK received money for Paxil prescribed to depressed minors. Class actions were filed in several courts seeking restitution of money paid by individuals and insurance companies or governmental entities that paid for minors' Paxil.
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Failed New Orleans Levees Blamed On Army Corps

March 29, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
New Orleans, LA: A recently released report has blamed the failure of the New Orleans levees following Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The report says that decades of errors, including not knowing the elevation of New Orleans, allowed the situation in which the levees failed.
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Jury Returns $18.9 Million Wrongful Death Verdict Against TXI

March 23, 2007. By LAS Staff Writer.
DALLAS -- The widow of a man killed in an explosion at a TXI facility in Midlothian, Texas was awarded $18.9 million by a Dallas jury today, culminating a 3-week-long trial. The jury deliberated for almost two days before returning the unanimous verdict against Dallas-based TXI, one of the nation's largest producers of bagged cement.
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New Orleans Files $77 Billion Lawsuit for Failed Levees

March 11, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
New Orleans, LA: The city of New Orleans has filed a $77 billion claim against the United States Army Corps of Engineers seeking compensation for losses incurred after failed levees resulted in flooding of the city.
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Propane Leak: Leave the Building!

January 16, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Cincinnati, OH Further proof came last month that if you smell a propane leak in your home, you should leave immediately rather than trying to find the leak and fix it yourself.
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