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Louisiana Middle School Facing Budgetary Concerns Due to Asbestos Removal

A Central, Louisiana middle school has to deal with budgetary concerns raised by asbestos removal. According to CBS WAFB 9 in Baton Rouge, the demolition of 70-year-old Central Middle School, a project that has been in the works for a while,…
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Depakote Lawsuit Settled For $9.5 Million

Depakote manufacturer Abbott Laboratories has agreed to a $9.5 million settlement with the state of Louisiana over allegations of Medicaid fraud. According to the Washington Examiner, the state filed a lawsuit in 2011 against Abbott, saying…
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$7.25 Million Awarded to Mesothelioma Victim in Asbestos Suit

According to the Washington Examiner, on March 13, the family of a man who died of mesothelioma was awarded $7.25 million by a Philadelphia County jury. After being diagnosed with mesothelioma in January 2010, the man alleged that while working…
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Louisiana House Passes Bill Restricting Mesothelioma Cases

According to The Times-Picayune, after a committee of state representatives approved a bill that would place venue restrictions on latent disease litigation, such as mesothelioma lawsuits, it was sent to the full Louisiana House of Representatives,…
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Two Men Headed to Prison After Exposing High School Students to Asbestos

According to a March 31 report in the Merced Sun-Star, after exposing Merced County high school students to asbestos, two men have been sentenced to prison. The men were executives at Firm Build, a now defunct nonprofit organization, which…
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Families in Louisiana Still Battling Chinese Drywall Years After Hurricane Katrina

Eight and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, some flooding victims are still not moved back into their homes due to unknowingly using Chinese drywall while rebuilding their houses. A young couple in Louisiana says that when rebuilding their…