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Plaintiffs Claim “No One Has Ever Identified a Safe Level of Exposure to Asbestos.” CalOsha Begs to Differ.
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • January 11 2019

If you have been in an asbestos trial lately you have probably heard the claim that “no one has ever identified a safe level of exposure to asbestos


Planning and environment year in review: A system in transition
  • Holding Redlich
  • Australia
  • January 10 2019

2018 marked the commencement of significant changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). While the changes came into


Regulatory Developments: EPA Denies TSCA Section 21 Petition Seeking Increased Asbestos Reporting
  • Bergeson & Campbell PC
  • USA
  • January 7 2019

On December 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a petition filed under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act


EPA Denies Section 21 Petition Seeking Increased Asbestos Reporting
  • Bergeson & Campbell PC
  • USA
  • January 4 2019

On December 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution


UK lawyers 'watching closely' after allegations in US of asbestos in talcum powder
  • Leigh Day
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • December 15 2018

A specialist UK product safety lawyer has warned that the healthcare company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) could face thousands of claims after an


New York’s Highest Court Puts the “Brakes” on Asbestos Causation Evidence
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • December 4 2018

Earlier this week, New York’s highest court effectively endorsed the “Forsterite defense” for chrysotile in friction products. By a 4-1 decision, the


TSCA Citizens’ Petition on Asbestos Raises Specter of Precedent-Setting Litigation
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2018

A pending petition for rulemaking under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) could represent the latest test of the scope of TSCA’s citizen


Tougher penalties for asbestos waste offences
  • Holding Redlich
  • Australia
  • November 27 2018

Managing asbestos waste safely is high on the agenda for the New South Wales government. In the wake of a series of highly publicised waste and


NSW gets tough on asbestos waste dumping with new offences, penalties, and a draft Asbestos Waste Strategy
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 22 2018

The NSW Government will double penalties for asbestos offences, make directors liable for breaches by their companies, and require courts to consider


The next healthy workplace challenge
  • Travers Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 3 2018

Anthony Judge and Jon Gibson discuss whether increasing public awareness of the impact of building design on the work environment and staff health