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Lobbying Group Weighs In On W.Va. Chemical Lawsuit
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) A national lobbying group for the chemical industry wants a federal judge in West Virginia to tread lightly in a lawsuit over a deadly chemical stored at a Bayer CropScience plant, arguing his rulings could have nationwide implications... Read More

California Appeals Court Affirms $8 Million Benzene Injury Verdict
Posted on 22 Feb 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

SAN FRANCISCO -- (Mealey's) A California appeals court has affirmed an $8 million judgment to a seaman who blamed benzene exposure aboard oil tankers for the loss of a kidney to cancer, saying Feb. 18 that scientific certainty is not required for... Read More

3rd Circuit Finds Class Action Inappropriate In Vinyl Chloride Exposure Case
Posted on 22 Sep 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

In Gates v. Rohm & Haas Co. et al , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 17756 (3rd. Cir.: 8/25/11), Plaintiffs were residents of a primarily residential area of approximately 2,000 people and 400 homes. Defendant chemical companies owned and operated a facility... Read More

William A. Ruskin Joins Gordon & Rees as Partner in Environmental/Toxic Tort Practice
Posted on 3 Jul 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

William A. Ruskin has joined Gordon & Rees as a partner in the Environmental/Toxic Tort and Agricultural Chemicals & Pesticides Practice Groups. He is affiliated with the firm's New York office. 90 Broad Street, 23rd Floor New York,... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Vaccine Lawsuits Are Federally Preempted
Posted on 22 Feb 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. --(Mealey's) A 6-2 U.S. Supreme Court majority on Feb. 22 ruled that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCVIA) preempts tort claims asserting design defect against vaccine manufacturers ( Russell Bruesewitz, et al... Read More

William A. Ruskin: The Role Of The Heeding Presumption In Failure To Warn Litigation
Posted on 29 Nov 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin In many jurisdictions, a product liability plaintiff is not permitted to testify concerning what he or she would have done had there been an adequate warning on a product; such testimony is considered both self-serving and speculative... Read More

Toxic Tort Attorney Margie Searcy Alford On Botulism Litigation
Posted on 12 Jan 2011 by Margie Searcy Alford

In this analysis, toxic tort and product liability attorney Margie Searcy Alford explains botulism poisoning, discusses relevant litigation, and gives practice tips for handling these cases. Issues discussed include identifying defendants and anticipating... Read More

Weitz & Luxenberg’s Robin Greenwald Named To BP Oil Spill Litigation PSC
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has announced that Robin Greenwald, the head of Weitz & Luxenberg's environmental and toxic tort litigation unit, has been selected to serve on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the BP oil spill litigation... 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