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Asbestos Concerns in Rental Properties

A New York Times reader asked a question that is similar to many inquires we often receive at the Law Offices of Michael B. Serling. The question from the NY Times article is, “I am a rent-stabilized tenant living in … Continue reading

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Asbestos requires careful demolition of old Sylva, North Carolina auto shop

According to ABC News Channel 13 in Western Carolina, what used to be an old automotive shop in Sylva is now a vacant lot. The building that used to stand along West Main Street housed the empty P&M Automotive business. … Continue reading

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Factory Owner Admits Exposing Workers to Asbestos

According to democratandchronicle.com, an Avon man has admitted that he knowingly subjected untrained workers – including a 16-year-old boy – to asbestos at a Rochester warehouse, court records show. Anastasio “Taso” Kolokouris, 32, pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating federal Clean … Continue reading

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Asbestos-linked Cancer on the Rise in Canada

According to theglobeandmail.com, recently updated figures from Statistics Canada show the number of cases and deaths from mesothelioma have continued to rise and show no signs of abating. There have been thousands of cases and deaths related to occupational asbestos … Continue reading

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Telecommunications Workers at Risk for Exposures to Asbestos Containing Products

A new article from npr.org states that telecommunications workers nationwide are at risk for exposures to asbestos containing products. The article, mainly focused on a recent victim to a rare case of mesothelioma, talks about how he worked with asbestos … Continue reading

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Jury Awards Woman $13M for Asbestos in Talcum Powder

According to the San Jose Mercury News, a Los Angeles jury awarded $13 million to a 73-year-old woman who contracted a deadly disease from using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co. After only two hours of deliberation, the jury … Continue reading

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Health Canada has Updated Information Regarding Asbestos

JULY 2015, CTVNews.ca has reported that Health Canada has updated the information on its website regarding asbestos, now stating: “exposure to the substance in any form is dangerous.” According to the article, the website used to state that asbestos can … Continue reading

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