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Apartment building owner pleads guilty to asbestos charges

The owner of an apartment complex in Boston has plead guilty to improperly removing and disposing of asbestos. The man also plead guilty to evading unemployment insurance payments and failing to provide payment records.

The real estate development and property management companies along with their president were sentenced to probation as a result of the charges. The president claims that his crews did not mean to dispose of the materials.

The man gave the instructions to perform a demolition on the building and told them that the building did contain asbestos particles. The places that the waste products were disposed did not have the right permits for that to be done to. The government regulates how asbestos is handled and removed because inhaling it can cause serious health issues.

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Former shipyard worker awarded $25 million in asbestos verdict

A former shipyard worker was awarded nearly $25 million in a mesothelioma lawsuit in Virginia.

According to the lawsuit, the man worked as a repair supervisor and as a ship fitter at Newport News Shipbuilding. The lawsuit is filed against Exxon Mobile because the man worked on 17 oil tankers and this is where he was allegedly exposed to asbestos which caused him to later develop mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a rare form of lung cancer that is primarily caused by inhaling asbestos particles. After the man was diagnosed, he was told that he only had two years to live. The jury awarded the man $12.4 million in compensatory damages and $12.5 million in punitive damages.

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Four more asbestos lawsuits filed in court this week

This week, there have been four more asbestos lawsuits filed this week in the St. Clair County Court.

This brings the total to six lawsuits filed in the court system this year.  One complaint that was filed, alleges that 36 defendants are to blame for her family member’s death.

Her family member developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos containing materials throughout his career. The man worked as a tile setter, brick layer, home and auto repairman and home remodeler between the years of 1946 and 1980.

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Montana miners receiving nearly $43 million in settlements

Miners in Libby, Mont. are  nearing the end of an asbestos settlement that is close to $43 million. The claims state that health officials did not warn the miners of the toxic material that were in the vermiculite mines.

Hundreds of workers have become ill or been killed after suffering from an asbestos-related disease. The mine owned by W.R. Grace & Co. sickened many over the past decades. Nearly 1,125 victims are involved in a deal that would release the state from liability. The payments are ranging from $21,500 to $60,700.

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Fort Wayne city building receives grant to remove asbestos

The Fort Wayne City-County Building has received $500,000 in order to remove the harmful material, asbestos, from the building.

The County Council in Allen granted the money from an income tax fund and they will wait until March 10 to decide if they will be granting another $500,000 from the county’s fund.

The asbestos must be removed before a $4 million renovation project will be done in the area. The renovation includes making space for a county police department. Many elected officials feel that the asbestos removal should have been considered before approving the renovation plan.

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