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News and Updates

For further information concerning these matters, or other issues concerning asbestos litigation reform legislation, please contact members of the ALRA Group.

 

June 1, 2015

The ALRA Group is pleased to announce the publication of its White Paper, "Asbestos Claims and Litigation: Update and Review: 2013 and 2014 New Case Filing Summary and Analysis." This paper is a continuation of the annual proprietary analysis performed by the ALRA Group of the new asbestos cases filed in 2013 and 2014 in significant jurisdictions involved in the asbestos litigation. It follows similar papers beginning in 2005.

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December 1, 2013

The ALRA Group is pleased to announce the publication of its White Paper, "Asbestos Claims and Litigation: Update and Review: 2012 New Case Filing Summary and Analysis." This paper is a continuation of the annual proprietary analysis performed by the ALRA Group of the new asbestos cases filed in 2012 in significant jurisdictions involved in the asbestos litigation. It follows similar papers beginning in 2005.

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July 1, 2013

The ALRA Group announces the publication of its report, "Asbestos Claims and Litigation: Pfizer, Inc. v. Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos Case Analysis: Parent Company Asbestos Liability."

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October 15, 2012

The ALRA Group is pleased to announce the publication of its White Paper, "Asbestos Claims and Litigation: Update and Review: 2011 New Case Filing Summary and Analysis." This paper is a continuation of the annual proprietary analysis performed by the ALRA Group of the new asbestos cases filed in 2011 in significant jurisdictions involved in the asbestos litigation. It follows similar papers beginning in 2005.

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April 15, 2012
The ALRA Group is pleased to announce the publication of its 2012 Report "Hidden Asbestos Liability in Corporate Transactions and Acquisitions."


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November 1, 2011
The ALRA Group is pleased to announce the publication of its White Paper, "Asbestos Claims and Litigation: 2010 New Case Filing Summary and Analysis." This paper is a continuation of the annual proprietary analysis performed by the ALRA Group of the new asbestos cases filed in 2010 in significant jurisdictions involved in the asbestos litigation.
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October 1, 2010
The ALRA Group is pleased to announce the publication of its White Paper, "Asbestos Claims and Litigation: Update and Review: 2009 New Case Filing: Summary and Analysis." In this Paper, the ALRA Group offers its compilation of new case filing data in jurisdictions where its members are active in representing defendants in the litigation. As the five year anniversary Report in this series, this Report also contains an additional review of trends in asbestos case initiation over the 2005-2009 time period.
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June 20, 2009
The ALRA Group is pleased to announce the publication of its White Paper, "Asbestos Claims and Litigation: Update and Review: 2008 New Case Filing Summary and Analysis." This paper is a continuation of the annual proprietary analysis performed by the ALRA Group of the new asbestos cases filed in 2008 in significant jurisdictions involved in the asbestos litigation. It follows similar papers beginning in 2005.
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December 12, 2008

The ALRA Group is pleased to announce the publication of its White Paper, "Asbestos Claims and Litigation: Effects of the 2008 Elections: Summary and Analysis." In this Paper, the ALRA Group offers its analysis of the effects of the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections going into 2009 and beyond. This paper supplements the annual proprietary analysis performed by the ALRA Group of the new asbestos cases filed in significant jurisdictions involved in the asbestos litigation.
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May 1, 2008
The ALRA Group is pleased to announce the publication of its White Paper, "Asbestos Claims and Litigation: Update and Review: 2007 New Case Filing Summary and Analysis." This paper is a continuation of the annual proprietary analysis performed by the ALRA Group of the new asbestos cases filed in 2007 in significant jurisdictions involved in the asbestos litigation. It follows similar papers in 2005 and 2006, whose reception by organizations with a stake in the asbestos litigation resulted in a request for this annual update.
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July 19, 2007
The ATFS Group is pleased to announce the publication of its Report "Asbestos Claims and Litigation: Update and Review : 2006 New Case Filing Summary and Analysis." The Report is an annual update following the Group's 2005 Report "Asbestos Claims and Litigation - Issues and Strategy: An Analysis of the Cases Through 2005 Against a Historical Context." The paper is a review and analysis of the of the new asbestos cases filed in 2006 in many of the significant jurisdictions. It draws upon the collective experience of the ATFS Group members, who have been have been involved in the day to day supervision, strategy and handling of the defense of cases in every jurisdiction in the country for over 25 years.
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December 1, 2006
The ATFS Group is pleased to announce the publication of its White Paper entitled "Asbestos Claims and Litigation - Issues and Strategy: An Analysis of the Cases Through 2005 Against a Historical Context." This paper is a comprehensive review and analysis of the legal, medical and scientific basis for the asbestos claims and defenses, a historical review of their progression, and an analysis of recent trends, culminating with a summary of the new cases filed through 2005 in many of the significant jurisdictions. It draws upon the collective experience of the ATFS Group members, who have been have been involved in the day to day supervision, strategy and handling of the defense of cases in every jurisdiction in the country for over 25 years.

The White Paper is designed to assist government officials, companies, insurers, and analysts with a stake in the asbestos litigation.
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January 24, 2006
Members of the Asbestos Trust Fund Services Group handle the defense of asbestos cases in virtually all states throughout the United States, and as a result of that experience, are familiar with the changes and evolution of the legal landscape with respect to asbestos litigation. Ohio, Georgia, Texas, Florida, and Mississippi have recently adopted changes to their state law with respect to asbestos cases.
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New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have pending legislation.
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Group Members

Robert D. Brownson
Brownson & Linnihan, PLLP
Minneapolis, MN
Clayton F. Farrell
Collins, Einhorn,
Farrell & Ulanoff, PC
Southfield, MI
David M. Governo
Governo Law Firm LLC
Boston, MA
F. Grey Redditt, Jr.
Maynard Cooper & Gale
Mobile, AL
James N. Sinunu
Sinunu Bruni LLP
San Francisco, CA
Steven Wright
Wright & Associates, PA
Portland, ME