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Lanier Law Firm Expands Los Angeles Office With Latest Additions
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - The Lanier Law Firm is expanding the firm's Toxic Exposure and Asbestos practice and adding two attorneys to the firm's recently expanded Los Angeles office. Trey Jones and Alexandra Shef have joined the firm in Los Angeles, where... Read More

Baron & Budd’s Russell W. Budd Wins Prestigious Harry Philo Award From AAJ
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DALLAS - Russell W. Budd, shareholder and managing director of law firm Baron & Budd P.C., was awarded the prestigious Harry M. Philo Award Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The award was presented in... Read More

Thompson Hine Expands Product Liability Practice Group
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fern Phillips O'Brian has joined the Washington office of the law firm Thompson Hine LLP. A partner in the firm's Product Liability practice group, O'Brian focuses her practice on health effects litigation and counseling... Read More

Toxic Coal Sludge Pollutes Kentucky Town 10 Years Later
Posted on 11 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — (AP) In parts of eastern Kentucky, the pictures coming out of Hungary of the red sludge that roared from a factory's reservoir, downstream into the Danube River, are all too reminiscent of what happened a decade ago this week... Read More

Documents: Chinese Drywall Supplier Agreed Not To Discuss Risks
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A South Florida construction supplier that purchased faulty Chinese drywall made an agreement with the manufacturer not to make any statements regarding the plasterboard's possible smell or health risks, according to court documents released... Read More

R.I. Judge: Lead Paint Firms Must Pay Own Legal Fees
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PROVIDENCE R.I. - (AP) Three companies that sold lead-based paint and were sued by the state in a landmark case cannot recover money they spent defending themselves in the lawsuit, a judge ruled Tuesday. Rhode Island in February 2006 won a jury verdict... Read More

Judge Further Limits TVA Coal Ash Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) A federal court further limited lawsuits seeking damages from the Tennessee Valley Authority for its huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash, but the judge ruled that claims related to property damages and reduced property values... Read More

Lawsuit Filed In Pennsylvania Over Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LENOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Parker Waichman Alonso LLP has announced the filing of a lawsuit against Southwest Energy Production Company and its parent, Southwestern Energy Company, both of Houston, on behalf of 13 families in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania... Read More

Weitz & Luxenberg Sues Birds Eye Foods Over Alleged Pollutant Discharge
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. on May 17 filed a lawsuit on behalf of more than 70 Fennville , Mich., residents who allege that their properties have been contaminated and their health has been harmed by chemical pollutants that have entered... Read More

Toxic Tort Litigator Margie Searcy Alford On Wyeth v. Levine
Posted on 5 May 2010 by Margie Searcy Alford

In this Emerging Issues analysis, toxic tort litigator and author Margie Searcy Alford comments on the U.S. Supreme Court in Wyeth v. Levine (129 S. Ct. 1187 [2009]). The court held that federal law did not preempt state failure-to-warn claims against... Read More

McCarter & English Update: Litigation Over Chinese Drywall Continues, With Some Clarity
Posted on 18 Jan 2012 by Nicholas Insua, Jason Alexander and Michael Smith

By Nicholas Insua, Jason Alexander & Michael Smith, Attorneys, McCarter & English, LLP In their commentary, "Update: Chinese Drywall Litigation Continues," Nicholas Insua, Jason Alexander & Michael Smith of McCarter & English... Read More

Babst Calland On Marcellus Shale - Anticipating Toxic Tort Litigation
Posted on 7 Jun 2011 by Babst Calland

One of our litigation attorneys, Kathy Condo, has a practice focused on handling the defense of large toxic tort litigation. Recently, she shared with our team an article from The West Virginia Record ( Jan. 20, 2011 ) in which a statewide group known... Read More

2nd Circuit: $5M Contingent Payment Pursuant To Sept. 11 Settlement Not Triggered
Posted on 9 Jun 2014 by Jennifer Hans

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 9 found that a lower federal court erred in ordering the WTC Captive Insurance Co. Inc. to make a $5 million first contingent payment pursuant to the settlement of personal... Read More

More Than 10,000 WTC Disaster Site Litigation Claimants File Opt-In Documents
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by Bill G Lowe

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) More than 10,000 of the claimants eligible to participate in the World Trade Center Disaster Site settlement process in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York have chosen to opt in, according to an announcement... Read More