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Halliburton Displays a Pattern of Deceit in Recent Settlement

Recently, Halliburton reached a settlement to resolve a securities fraud class action lawsuit against the oilfield services provider. The lawsuit reached the Supreme Court twice and stems from misrepresentations made by the company. In short, Halliburton misrepresented its potential liability in asbestos litigation. It also misrepresented expected revenue from construction contracts and the...

2017 Texas Rising Stars

DALLAS –Waters & Kraus Attorneys Demonstrate Excellence in the Practice of Law.

Dallas attorneys Gibbs Henderson and Patrick Wigle have once again been selected for inclusion on the Texas Rising Stars list. Mr. Wigle has also been selected to appear on the first-ever published Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Stars list. Both of their names will be featured in the Rising Stars...

Asbestos Litigation is Expected to Last Until 2050: What You Need to Know

Some believe that asbestos exposure is becoming less and less of a problem but this is simply not the case. The reality of the situation is that asbestos injury and litigation is expected to continue until at least 2050. Because exposure to asbestos manifests itself as asbestosis or mesothelioma decades later, any litigation stemming from current exposures will not begin until many years from...

Why is a Pesticide Linked to Childhood Birth Defects Still Heavily Used on Farms?

Parents who work as farmhands or pickers are often in nearby fields when pesticides like Roundup are sprayed. Farmworkers sometimes even eat fruits that have recently been sprayed. But there is a toxin in many pesticides, called glyphosate, that is linked by two international health organizations to cancer and childhood birth defects including missing or deformed limbs, and many other health...

The Terrifying Truth Behind the EPA’s Enlist Duo Decision

A recent decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatens to put farmworkers and their families’ lives in grave danger. Despite ample evidence of clear and present danger, the EPA has approved expanding the use of a weedkiller containing chemicals known for causing birth defects and cancer. This weedkiller is known as Enlist Duo and is an herbicide used on genetically...

Helping Veterans with Asbestos Exposure for Over 20 Years

Military veterans from any U.S. branch seeking benefits for mesothelioma and asbestos exposure need not go it alone, help is but a phone call away.

CALIFORNIA – Waters Kraus & Paul announces that its VA certified asbestos lawyers are available to help military veterans from every branch of service who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma file for benefits from the Veterans...

Southern California Super Lawyers 2017

Waters Kraus & Paul Partners Continue to Set the Standard for the Practice of Law in California

Waters Kraus & Paul partners Gary Paul, Michael Armitage, and Scott Frost are featured on the 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list published in the February issue of Southern California Super Lawyers magazine by Thomson Reuters. The list also appears in the February issues...

The “Sophisticated-Intermediary” Defense

Understanding and litigating this products liability defense, including the recent Kesner Holding by the California Supreme Court

“Telephone” is a popular children’s game, in which one person whispers a short phrase or message into the ear of the next player through a line of participants until the last player announces the phrase to the entire group. While the objective of the...

Androgen Extends Survival of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

In a recent study, researchers found that androgen maintenance therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) led to significantly longer survival in older patients. This is promising news for AML patients, as more than 70% of patients are over the age of 60 when they are diagnosed. AML has been linked to benzene exposure, one of the most widely used chemicals in America.

Today, the main...

 ¿Puede Exposición Tóxicos Causan Defectos de Nacimiento?

Según los centros para el Control de la enfermedad, un bebé en el 33 se verán afectados por un defecto de nacimiento. Sin embargo, algunos son totalmente prevenibles. Una de las principales causas de defectos de nacimiento en los Estados Unidos es por que los padres que han sido expuestos a los pesticidas o químicos tóxicos a menudo, involuntariamente en el lugar de trabajo. Tres...

What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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