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National Gypsum Asbestos Bankruptcy Claims Settlement

Asbestos Litigation

Jon 19073

National Gypsum, a leading manufacturer of building materials, filed for bankruptcy in 1990 due to asbestos-related liabilities. As a result, the company established the National Gypsum Asbestos Trust to provide compensation for individuals diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness due to exposure to National Gypsum products.

Who is National Gypsum? Incorporated in Delaware in 1925.Manufacturer and supplier of services for the building and construction industry. Miner of asbestos fibers. Popular trade name: Gold Bond Products
Asbestos products types – drywall, joint compounds, textures, shingles, cement boards, adhesives, acoustical plaster, fireproofing, insulation cement, raw asbestos fiber.

Supreme Court Sets High Judicial Threshold For Evaluating Scientific Evidence

Workers' Compensation

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For the last few decades, the most compelling issue in an occupational disease case has been how the workers’ compensation court should determine the admissibility of scientific evidence. The New Jersey Supreme Court recently established guidelines for the admission and reliance upon such proof.

Health Effects of Workers' Home Contamination

Workers' Compensation

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Workers who take home toxic substances and infectious diseases can pose a significant risk to their households and other family members. These workers may come into contact with harmful chemicals, pesticides, and other pollutants on the job, and without proper precautions, they can bring these toxins into their homes and expose their loved ones to dangerous health hazards.

NJ Supreme Court Upholds The Rights of Firefighters Who Suffer Lung Disease

Workers' Compensation

Jon 5267

A unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court decided that firefighters, whether paid or volunteer, may receive Workers’ Compensation benefits for developing respiratory illness and lung disease as a result of exposure to asbestos, fumes and other toxic substances encountered on the job. Decided February 11, 2002, the case of Culbert vs. City of Jersey City and its companion Lindquist vs. City of Jersey City, reversed the Judgment of the Appellate Division, which threw out the firefighter’s claims.

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