Defendants with real punitive damages exposures have to be extremely vigilant in preserving their bad faith claims and then prosecuting them.
In many ways, Libby is like any other small town. It sits nestled between bits of national forest, it has a train station and a few schools (go Loggers!), and for many years its economy was supported by the nearby logging and mining operations.
Mesothelioma commercials on television, with their representations of health-impaired seniors, evoke a bygone era when asbestos was a cheap construction material in every day use in commercial buildings.
Three-quarters of schools have asbestos in their buildings. But some are unable to get rid of it because of disputes about who foots the bill
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) wants the public to have access to up-to-date information on where asbestos has been found to reduce exposure to the potentially deadly substance.
Assistant branch managers at TCF Financial Corp. are suing the bank, claiming that the company misclassified their work to avoid paying them overtime.