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Uncovering the Hidden Dangers of Asbestos

When it comes to asbestos, there is no safe level of exposure. Asbestos was used in a variety of products from the 1930’s through the 1970’s, and many of those products ended up in landfills once they had outlived their usefulness.  It is widely known that natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires and blizzards can disturb forgotten asbestos materials in older structures and create...

New EPA Rollbacks Threaten Benzene Exposure

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was first established under the Nixon Administration in 1970, it was tasked with conserving energy and natural resources, reducing hazardous waste, disposing of it, and ensuring environmentally sound management of that waste. Over the years, the agency developed regulations in collaboration with states to safeguard these goals, particularly...

Veterans Day – In Honor of the Brave Men and Women

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November 11, 1918 marked the end of the most destructive and far-reaching war of its time — World War I. Over the years, the milestone has commemorated the truce that ceased hostilities between Allied nations and Germany, the cause of world peace, and the bravery which drove soldiers to the Great War. Today November 11 is nationally recognized as Veterans Day,a day where we uplift and...

Roundup Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & the Communities Fighting Back

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The science over the last decade from the likes of the World Health Organization shows that herbicides with glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup—are carcinogenic. Glyphosate use is also connected with causing birth defects, developmental delays in children, fertility complications, and cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Despite this prevailing wisdom,...

The 5 Most Common Ways People are Exposed to Asbestos

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Asbestos is a dangerous carcinogen and naturally occurring mineral. Despite the known risks, it is still being used in production in America. And even though asbestos usage is not nearly as prevalent as it was before the 1980s, it continues to pose a threat in new products and in old buildings and homes built during the era when asbestos was widely used in construction and other industries....

The Great Smog of Donora – An Incentive for Clean Air Reform

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Seventy-two years ago, today, an environmental disaster in the State of Pennsylvania shocked the nation. A yellow blanket of smog covered the sky in the small industrial town of Donora – leaving thousands of locals exposed to what seemed like an endless stream of toxic smoke. On October 26, 1948, rare weather conditions brought heavy fog to Donora, which ultimately trapped the airborne...

Caitlyn Silhan Joins ABA’s False Claims Act Mock Trial Faculty

Caitlyn Silhan, a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul in the Dallas office, was recently invited to be part of the upcoming American Bar Association’s (ABA) False Claims Act mock trial faculty in Coral Gables, Florida. She was invited to participate by Joel Androphy, a partner at Berg & Androphy in Houston, Texas. Androphy has served as Program Director for the American Bar...

Private Equity Firm and Co-Defendants to Pay $25 Million to Resolve Whistleblower’s Medicaid Fraud Claims in Qui Tam Settlement

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Whistleblower to receive maximum award for contributions to the case alleging mental health provider chain bilked Medicaid for services provided by unqualified and unsupervised providers

BOSTON –  Private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, LLC and its subsidiary, H.I.G. Growth Partners, LLC (“H.I.G.”), together with Peter J. Scanlon and Kevin P. Sheehan, have  agreed to pay $25 million...

The Valiant Impact of Female Plaintiffs and Directors

It hasn’t been long since a report released by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) profiled some of the most harmful products that have been marketed to women for decades. As far back as the 1880s, American manufactures have disproportionately exposed women to dangerous drugs, products, and even medical devices that “tear them apart from the inside out.” Historically, corporations...

$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial Upheld on Appeal

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Judge affirms ruling in favor of family of a former bowling alley owner who contracted mesothelioma after drilling asbestos-containing bowling balls for years.

LOS ANGELES –– The California Second Court of Appeal upheld the decision of a jury in awarding $4.4 million to the family of a former bowling alley owner, Donald Vanni.

The court found that the original evidence was...

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