The Lawyer's Guide to Lead Paint, Asbestos, and Chinese Drywall

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American Bar Association, 2010 - Law - 205 pages
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Learn about the current issues affecting lead paint, asbestos, and Chinese drywall litigation cases with this book. Written from both the plaintiff and defense perspective, the guide offers advice on defending a case and a state-by-state summary for comparison and the future of each of these unique litigation issues. It also includes strategies for the defense when trying a case and identifies issues that often arise or should be considered when prosecuting.
 

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Contents

AN OVERVIEW OF CURRENT LEAD PAINT LITIGATION
3
NEW YORK CITYS LEAD PAINT LAWS
13
ISSUES ENCOUNTERED IN LEAD PAINT LITIGATION
19
LOCAL LAW 1 OF 2004 GUIDELINES FOR OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT COMPANIES
31
THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF DEFENDING LEAD PAINT LITIGATION
33
SELECTED STATEBYSTATE COMPARISON
47
A LEAD RISK ASSESSORS VIEWPOINTVINCENT M COLUCCIO DRPH
61
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN WITH ELEVATED LEAD LEVELS METHODOLOGY AND ISSUESDAVID M MAS...
77
PLAYERS IN THE LITIGATION
101
THE DYNAMICS OF A MASS TOXIC TORT COMPLEX LITIGATION MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
107
THE PLAINTIFFS CASE LEGAL STANDARDS OF LIABILITY
111
DEFENDING AGAINST THE ASBESTOSRELATED LAWSUIT
115
THE FUTURE OF ASBESTOS LITIGATION
119
STATEBYSTATE COMPARISON
123
INSURANCE COVERAGE ISSUES RAISED BY ASBESTOS CLAIMSAN INSURANCE COVERAGE PRIMER
137
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ASBESTOS LITIGATION
85
AN OVERVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF ASBESTOS LITIGATION
87
CHINESE DRYWALL LITIGATION IN THE UNITED STATES
169
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With 31 years of computing experience spanning industry and academia, Alan Kaminsky has developed telephone switching system software at Bell Laboratories, developed real-time embedded control software and fuzzy genetic algorithms at Harris Corporation, and worked on printer system architectures at Xerox Corporation. Now an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Professor Kaminsky teaches and conducts research in parallel computing, computational science, distributed systems, ad hoc collaborative applications, cryptography, security, small mobile wireless devices, wireless networking, and ad hoc networking. Professor Kaminksy holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. Professor Kaminsky invented Parallel Java (PJ), an API and middleware for parallel programming in 100% Java on shared memory multiprocessor (SMP) parallel computers, cluster parallel computers, and hybrid SMP cluster parallel computers. In addition, he has developed the Tuple Board, a new paradigm and middleware for distributed collaborative application running on ad hoc networks of mobile wireless computing devices.

Karen L. Campbell, DVM, MS, DAVCVIM, DACVD, Professor and Section Head, Specialty Medicine; Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, Illinois

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