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Practice Area: The Environment

Groups File Proposed Consent Decree Forcing Cleanup of Drummond’s Maxine Mine Site

For immediate release: May 17, 2022 Contact: Barry Brock, Southern Environmental Law Center, 205-745-3060, bbrock@selcal.org Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, 205-458-0095, nbrooke@blackwarriorriver.org Jim Hecker, Public Justice, 703-302-0507, jhecker@publicjustice.net Groups File Proposed Consent Decree Forcing Cleanup of Drummond’s Maxine Mine Site BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In a…

UPDATED: 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.

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