Asbestos Found in University of Montana Building

Article 0 Comments Montana parents are demanding more information about high levels of asbestos found in a University of Montana building that housed a preschool. The Missoulian reports that the university moved the preschool students to another building on Tuesday after test results found “unacceptable levels” of asbestos. The building, […]

Honeywell Facing SEC Probe Over Asbestos Liabilities Reporting

Article 0 Comments Honeywell International Inc. said on Friday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had opened an investigation into its accounting for asbestos-related liabilities. The industrial conglomerate’s revised estimate for asbestos-related liabilities was $2.61 billion as of end-2017, some $1.09 billion higher than a prior estimate, a regulatory filing […]

J&J Talc Supplier Settles in California Asbestos Case

Article 0 Comments A unit of Imerys SA agreed to settle a California woman’s lawsuit blaming asbestos-tainted talc for causing her cancer as a jury prepares to weigh similar claims against Johnson & Johnson. A judge in Pasadena, California, announced Monday that Imerys Talc America resolved Carolyn Weirick’s claims that […]

Chubb Q2’s Results Reflect Continued P/C Pricing Momentum

Article 0 Comments Chubb has a very good second quarter in both underwriting and investments, reporting net income of $1,294 million compared with $1,305 million for the same quarter last year. P/C net premiums written increased 5.6 percent to $7.5 billion and global P/C net premiums written increased 6.1 percent […]

Washington Asbestos Removal Company Fined $229K for Unsafe Conditions

Article 0 Comments An Edmonds, Wash.-based asbestos removal contractor has been cited by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries for multiple willful safety violations for improper handling of asbestos. Along with the citations, the company faces fines totaling $229,700. L&I has cited Above & Beyond Asbestos Removal in connection […]

Legal Experts See Obstacles for J&J Appeal of $4.7 Billion Talc Verdict

Article 0 Comments Johnson & Johnson has vowed to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict awarded to 22 women who claim asbestos-contaminated talc in the company’s products gave them ovarian cancer by arguing the plaintiffs’ science was flawed and the case should not have been heard in Missouri. But several legal […]

Asbestos Found Throughout Giant New Mexico Apartment Complex

Article 0 Comments Testing has found that there’s asbestos nearly everywhere in an abandoned Alamogordo, N.M. apartment complex, a finding that complicates the city’s desire to demolish the dilapidated property. The Alamogordo Daily News reported that City Manager Maggie Paluch says the contractor found asbestos in the Sahara Apartments’ flooring, […]

Asbestos Concerns Halt Restoration of Century-Old Washington Hotel

Article 0 Comments Restoration work on a century-old former hotel in eastern Washington has been halted after air quality inspectors say they found signs of asbestos. The Spokesman-Review reported that the state Department of Labor and Industries stopped work on the Otis Hotel in downtown Spokane earlier this month. But […]

Montana Judge Rules Against in Insurer in $43M Asbestos Settlement

Article 0 Comments A Montana judge says a Nebraska-based insurance company is liable for a $43 million settlement between the state and people sickened by exposure to asbestos from a Libby vermiculite mine. National Indemnity Co. paid $16 million toward the 2009 settlement but later sued to recover the money. […]