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February 2013 Archives

Cover up of improper removals leads to $400K fine

Asbestos removal can be a costly and delicate process. It is important that the guidelines regarding proper removal be followed, for the consequences could be deadly to unwitting workers. Also the fine and penalties associated with violating OSHA regulations (as well as state and federal environmental laws) can be much more than removal costs.

Housing market rebounding, but asbestos still a concern

News of residential home price renaissance is good news for the nation's economy. Many people in Ohio still remember how the housing crisis crippled financial markets and led to a damaging recession. Nevertheless, Bloomberg News reports that home prices improved in 88 percent of U.S. cities, including the Cleveland metropolitan area. The rise in prices indicates that qualified people are confident about buying again and the market has finally stabilized.

Legislative updates in mesothelioma cases

A number of states are considering (or have enacted) legislation to change the way mesothelioma cases are litigated. The new proposals are ostensibly based on the desire to make the litigation process more efficient, and to offer more transparency for mesothelioma victims.

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