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A litigation update from the law firm of Wood Smith Henning & Berman (WSHB) said that mold bodily injury claims won’t turn into the “new asbestos” any time soon because of successful defense strategies, mold exclusions in policies, and plaintiffs’ difficulties in proving their cases.

The assertion was made in a report released by the firm last month entitled, “Trends in Mold Bodily Injury Litigation: What Lies Ahead for this Once Emerging Tort.” It stated that in 61 percent of mold bodily injury verdicts, the plaintiffs were awarded no monetary damages. (The report did not include claims involving mold as a cause of property damage.)

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