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William A. Ruskin On Tort Litigation And OSHA
Posted on 18 Apr 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin OSHA standards can significantly affect litigants in work-related tort litigation. Plaintiffs generally attempt (with mixed success) to use evidence of OSHA regulations to establish the duty owed by the defendants in those cases... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: OSHA's Application In Asbestos Cases
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By James J. A. Mulhall The Occupational Safety and Health Act ("Act"), which was signed by President Nixon on December 29, 1970, provided the basis for the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA").... Read More

Feds Investigate Texas Plant Fire That Killed 1
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) Federal and state officials are investigating what caused a fire that killed one worker at a natural gas liquid plant east of Houston, a facility that since 2004 has paid thousands of dollars in fines for serious violations that included... Read More

EPA Investigates Benzene Release At BP's Texas Refinery
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched an investigation into a 41-day benzene release at BP's Texas City refinery, the site of a massive explosion in 2005 that killed 15 workers. The EPA's investigation, announced... Read More

Imperial Sugar Agrees To $4M Fine For Georgia Blast
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAVANNAH, Ga. - (AP) Imperial Sugar has agreed to pay more than $6 million in fines for safety violations at two of its U.S. plants, including the Georgia refinery where a dust explosion killed 14 workers in 2008, federal regulators said Wednesday. The... Read More

Crowell & Moring Adds Torts Partner Kevin C. Mayer In Los Angeles
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP has announced the addition of partner Kevin C. Mayer to the firm's Torts Group. Based in the firm's Los Angeles office, Mayer brings more than 25 years of litigation and trial experience to the firm's... Read More

Littler Mendelson Welcomes Philadelphia Attorney Thomas Benjamin “Ben” Huggett
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - Littler Mendelson P.C. announced the addition of Thomas Benjamin "Ben" Huggett as a shareholder in its Philadelphia office. Huggett is a labor lawyer with deep specialty in Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)-related... Read More