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Armley asbestos disaster

The Armley asbestos disaster is an ongoing health issue originating in Armley, a suburb of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Described by Dr. Geoffrey Tweedale as a "social disaster", it involved the contamination with asbestos dust of an area consisting of around 1.000 houses in the Armley Lodge area of the city. The contamination was the result of the activities of a local asbestos factory, part of the Turner & Newall T&N group often referred to by the name of its founders, J. W. Roberts Ltd. and occurred between the end of the 19th century and 1959 when the factory eventually closed. ...

Asbestos strike

The Asbestos strike of 1949, based in and around Asbestos, Quebec, was a four-month labour dispute by asbestos miners. It has traditionally been portrayed as a turning point in Quebec history that helped lead to the Quiet Revolution. It also helped launch the careers of Jean Marchand, Gerard Pelletier, and Pierre Trudeau.

Barker v Corus (UK) plc

Barker v Corus plc UKHL 20 is a notable House of Lords decision in the area of industrial liability in English tort law, which deals with the area of causation. In this case, the House of Lords reconsidered its ruling in the earlier landmark case Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd concerning the liability of multiple tortfeasors. The main question in this case was whether the solvent employers should pick up the proportion of the damage for which the insolvent employers were responsible. In other words, should a tortfeasor or a claimant bear the risk of the other tortfeasors going ...

Celotex Corp. v. Catrett

Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, 477 U.S. 317, was a case decided by the United States Supreme Court, written by then-Associate Justice William Rehnquist. In Celotex, the Court held that a party moving for summary judgment need only show that the opposing party lacks evidence sufficient to support its case. A broader version of this doctrine was later formally added to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Celotex was one of a "trilogy" of U.S. Supreme Court decisions on summary judgment issued in 1986, the other two being Anderson v. Liberty Lobby and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. v. Zenith ...

Devil's Dust

Devils Dust is a two-part Australian television docu-drama mini-series on the ABC which first screened in 2012. Based on journalist Matt Peacocks 2009 book Killer Company, Devils Dust was researched and developed by producer Stephen Corvini for over two years prior to the series production. Through the factual case of Bernie Banton, it recounts the tragedy of many Australian workers and their families afflicted with asbestosis and mesothelioma in the twentieth-century asbestos mining and processing industries. Though the extreme health risks of exposure to asbestos dust had been documented ...

Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd

Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd UKHL 22 is a leading case on causation in English tort law. It concerned malignant mesothelioma, a deadly disease caused by breathing asbestos fibres. The House of Lords approved the test of "materially increasing risk" of harm, as a deviation in some circumstances from the ordinary "balance of probabilities" test under the "but for" standard.

In re Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC

In re Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC is a court case heard in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina which involves the entry into bankruptcy proceedings by Garlock Sealing Technologies, a manufacturer of coated asbestos gaskets, as a result of potential liability from current and future settlements. The plaintiffs were over 4.000 asbestos victims suffering from mesothelioma, including many Navy veterans, as well as an unknown number of future mesothelioma victims. As noted by the court, mesothelioma "is always fatal, causing death essentially by suf ...

Kent (cigarette)

Kent is an American brand of cigarettes, currently owned and manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in the United States and British American Tobacco elsewhere. The brand is named after Herbert Kent, a former executive at Lorillard Tobacco Company.

Newport News asbestos litigation

In Newport News, Virginia, asbestos litigation is driven by the presence of Newport News Shipbuilding and other defense contractors. Asbestos was widely used in the shipbuilding industry.

Spodden Valley asbestos controversy

The Spodden Valley asbestos controversy arose in May 2004 when approximately 72 acres of land in Spodden Valley in Rochdale, England, formerly used by Turner Brothers Asbestos Company, and the site of the worlds largest asbestos textile factory, was sold to MMC Estates, a property developer. The developer subsequently submitted a planning application to Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council in December 2004 to build an "urban village" consisting of 650 homes, a childrens daycare centre and a business park on the site. The planning application summary claimed: "of particular note is the abs ...

                                     

ⓘ Asbestos disasters

  • The Armley asbestos disaster is an ongoing health issue originating in Armley, a suburb of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Described by Dr. Geoffrey Tweedale
  • The Asbestos strike of 1949, based in and around Asbestos Quebec, was a four - month labour dispute by asbestos miners. It has traditionally been portrayed
  • Asbestos pronounced: æsˈbɛstəs or æsˈbɛstɒs is a term used to refer to six naturally occurring silicate minerals. All are composed of long and thin
  • The mineral asbestos is subject to a wide range of laws and regulations that relate to its production and use, including mining, manufacturing, use and
  • Rochdale The Spodden Valley asbestos controversy arose in May 2004 when approximately 72 acres 290, 000 m2 of land in Spodden Valley in Rochdale, England
  • Newport News, Virginia, asbestos litigation is driven by the presence of Newport News Shipbuilding and other defense contractors. Asbestos was widely used in
  • the United States, the use of asbestos is limited by state and federal regulations and legislation. Improper use of asbestos and injury from exposure is
  • around Wittenoom was mainly pastoral until the 1930s when mining for blue asbestos began in the area. By 1939, major mining began in Yampire Gorge, which
  • in the twentieth - century asbestos mining and processing industries. Though the extreme health risks of exposure to asbestos dust had been documented for
  • large steam explosion in front of a residential building generated a large asbestos containing steam cloud in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan
  • concerned malignant mesothelioma, a deadly disease caused by breathing asbestos fibres. The House of Lords approved the test of materially increasing