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Practice Area ; The Environment

Using Bankruptcy to Eliminate Tort Liability for Future Asbestos Claims? That Would Be Unconstitutional

Resolving asbestos liability can be challenging. The time between exposure to asbestos and the onset of the most deadly asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma, can be decades, and there’s no way for someone who was exposed to know whether they will fall ill in the future. And there are plenty of folks—many of whom were exposed indirectly, through asbestos on a family member’s clothing, for example—who may not even know that they were exposed in the first place. As such, it’s impossible for anyone—including companies responsible for asbestos exposure—to know who will fall ill and be entitled to compensation in the future.

The Largest Manmade Earthquake in History

It’s now official. Seismologists have just announced that Saturday’s earthquake was the strongest ever felt in Oklahoma. The 5.6-magnitude quake struck early Saturday morning, rattling Pawnee, Oklahoma and the surrounding area. If this weekend’s quake is directly linked to fracking in the state – as we believe it will be – it will also go down in the record books as the largest manmade earthquake in history.