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Group Settlements

Another controversial issue concerns a law firm’s handling of an individual case among a large group of cases handled by the same law firm. Although aggregate litigation and settlements can be beneficial to all claimants, it is a matter of relative degree to which the aggregate settlements are utilized. For example, the Deaton Law Firm […]

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Advertising, Referring Firms and Bankruptcies

Another controversy surrounds referring law firms versus representing law firms. The internet, T.V., and publication advertising for mesothelioma cases is extremely competitive. It is safe to say that in the last three years, mesothelioma is probably the most advertised litigation in the country today, and remains one of the most expensive words on the internet […]

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Asbestos Companies Conspiracy

Some of the first recorded reports related to the hazards of asbestos go as far back as the late 1800s. One prominent example is the Lady Inspectors of England report to the English Parliament regarding “the evil affects of asbestos” in the surrounding textile mills. Many U.S. case reports emerged in the early 1900s regarding […]

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Asbestos Companies’ Protection Through Bankruptcy Trusts

Asbestos companies have become quite clever at avoiding responsibility and shielding themselves from liability through mergers, which, in effect, hide responsible entities. They also protect their assets from legal claims by setting up bankruptcy trusts. When those companies declare bankruptcy, they do not actually go out of business; they simply restructure their debt and liability […]

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State Caps On Product Liability Lawsuits

State legislative efforts to impose a cap on damages in product liability lawsuits are increasing. Asbestos victims must have an attorney who knows which states to avoid in filing a lawsuit. Because asbestos exposure often happens at multiple times during a person’s lifetime and career and also occurred in several different locations, it is often […]

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Legislative Efforts to Eliminate Asbestos Related Lawsuits

In 2005, the U.S. Congress voted on a bill that proposed banning all lawsuits throughout the country related to injuries caused from asbestos exposure. Although the plaintiffs’ firms were able to successfully defeat the last legislative effort to eliminate asbestos-related lawsuits, the trend of government intervention still continues. Attorney John Deaton participated in defeating this […]

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Welcome To The Deaton Law Firm Blog

The Deaton Law Firm offers support to those suffering from Mesothelioma and asbestos related diseases. We provide compassionate assistance, guidance and hope to those diagnosed with Mesothelioma. We are dedicated to holding corporate entities accountable to you and your family for their negligent actions. If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, please contact the Deaton […]

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