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Early Lucarelli Sweeney & Meisenkothen is extremely proud to share the story of clients Dr. Michael and Camile Geraldi.

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W.R. Grace Asbestos Trust is now accepting claims for sufferers of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases caused by exposure to their products.

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Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen has received National Tier 1 ranking for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs in the 2014 Best Law Firms list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

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In this letter, Christopher Meisenkothen representing the AFEVA requests that Yale University rescind the honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree that was awarded in 1996 to Stephan Schmidheiny.

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Chris Meisenkothen, a top mesothelioma lawyer in Connecticut, was featured in a Connecticut Law Tribune article citing his accomplishments to date handling asbestos-related litigation.

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An agreement by Pfizer to lend $65 million to its bankrupt Quigley unit may give Pfizer continued protection against asbestos-related health claims.

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The Quigley unit of Pfizer may soon be reaching a settlement with asbestos claimants to end a seven year old bankruptcy case.

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The Senate is praised by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization for declaring the 7th Annual National Asbestos Awareness Week.

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Travelers Cos. must immediately pay about $500 million to asbestos victims under a settlement made six years ago in the bankruptcy of Johns Manville Corp., a judge ruled.

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After more than six years, a district court has approved Congoleum's reorganization plan, paving the way for the company to emerge from bankruptcy.

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Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, a global leader in fluid-sealing products and a wholly owned subsidiary of EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO), announced that it has taken a step toward a permanent resolution of asbestos-related personal injury claims against the company.

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Nearly $2.6 million has been awarded nearly to the wife of a former Navy firefighter from Florida who died from asbestos-related cancer in 2008 by a Superior Court jury.

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A deal worth a minimum of $60 million was reached by W.R. Grace & Co. to settle property damage claims that were filed by the owners of homes and businesses that used Zonolite attic and wall insulation.

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The fight to keep the Dillerville rail yard away from their homes isn't being given up by some residents of Barrcrest and School Lane Hills.

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Congoleum Corporation has been battling insurance companies for years in bankruptcy court and the company's plan to exit Chapter 11 protection is being met with objection by insurers.

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An agreement for W.R. Grace to reimburse the federal government $250 million for investigating and cleaning up asbestos contamination in a Montana town was recently approved by a federal bankruptcy judge.

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A study conducted by the Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter indicates that Foster Wheeler Ltd. remains the company with the highest number of open asbestos claims.

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There is something positive offered to all sides in the huge settlement from litigation involving W. R. Grace & Co. and thousands of asbestos victims.

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Southfield-based Federal-Mogul Corporation, finally free from the shackles of bankruptcy, is now flush with cash, has a new owner, $3.5 billion in borrowing availability, and is looking to make acquisitions.

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W.R. Grace & Co., former asbestos producer, is hopeful about emerging from bankruptcy protection by early next year after reaching an agreement with asbestos claimants that could cover personal injury claims for up to $3 billion.

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Dana Corp. is agreeing to pay 7,500 personal injury claimants a total of $2 million to resolve their lawsuits stemming from asbestos-laden gaskets that were produced by the company.

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Patients who have been exposed to asbestos come from across the country for a diagnosis from this national expert.

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Tamara Olympia was in the process of printing out a 150-page report when the lights flickered. "I thought there were Con Ed issues," she said of the utility company that inflicts such summer courtesies and worse upon its customers. "Then the floor started to vibrate"...

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Frank Vaccarelli was known as a man who didn't like to lose, and Vaccarelli won his last battle. Mesothelioma, the demon, took one of his lungs, but it didn't take his life.

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The United States Gypsum Corporation Settlement Trust is now accepting claims for individuals that have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos. Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen is currently filing claims with the trust on behalf of claimants.

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Congoleum Corporation (AMEX:CGM) reported today that the judge overseeing its reorganization has issued a ruling on motions filed by insurers seeking to prevent confirmation of its most recent reorganization plan.

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Owens Corning filed a new bankruptcy reorganization plan aimed at wiping out the company's estimated $10.2 billion in asbestos liabilities.

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Shares in Swiss engineering group ABB Ltd. rose on Monday after a U.S. bankruptcy court on Friday gave its permission for ABB to move forward with its $1.4 billion asbestos settlement plan.

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Bankrupt building materials company Owens Corning on Wednesday reported a huge first-quarter loss after increasing its recorded reserves for asbestos-related liability, but said sales rose in the quarter.

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Marjorie Stilphen, a 50-year-old grandmother in Bath, Maine, says more efforts are needed to make employees and family members aware of the dangers.

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Anyone working for any length of time with vermiculite insulation from a W.R. Grace & Co. mine in Montana faces a substantial health risk from asbestos contamination, a federal health official warns.

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Until the 1970s, thousands of local shipyard employees, including those at Newport News Shipbuilding, worked with asbestos that was used for insulation and fireproofing.

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At least 22 companies facing asbestos litigation have filed for bankruptcy protection, by the count of Coalition for Asbestos Resolution. Stilphen, who has terminal mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the chest), says she is suffering today because of exposure to asbestos carried home from the workplace.

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Most Libby residents with asbestos-related diseases had a direct connection to the former vermiculite mine or its workers, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has concluded.

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Ms. Boston remembers how dirty and dusty it was in the plant that for years made asbestos brake shoes for cars. The plant had little ventilation in the early years and no one wore masks, she recalled.

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