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Asbestos Exposure Risk Lurks in Remodeled and Demolished Homes

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Did you know that residential renovation projects can lead to toxic asbestos exposure? Most people today are aware of the fact that breathing asbestos fibers can lead to mesothelioma and death. Regulations put in place in the 1970s by the federal government and individual states have stopped widespread use of asbestos in the U.S. These regulations concern commercial and residential...

Coverage of a Birth Defects Lawsuit Trial Involving Pesticide Exposure

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Waters Kraus & Paul birth defects attorneys, David Bricker and Susan M. Ulrich, are currently in civil trial representing 9-year-old Erik Joe Morales for a birth defects lawsuit in California. Local publication Ventura County Star is covering the case.

This recap pulls direct quote highlights from the paper’s stories with links to the full story.

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Gibbs Henderson Named a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Texas

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The National Trial Lawyers welcomes Waters Kraus & Paul partner to its exclusive organization for elite young trial lawyers.

Waters Kraus & Paul partner Gibbs Henderson has been selected for invitation to membership of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. According to The National Trial Lawyers, Mr. Henderson is part of an elite group of the top 40 attorneys from the...

Shouldn’t Pesticides be Banned if the EPA Knows they Cause Birth Defects?

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Chlorpyrifos is a substance made by Dow Chemical found in pesticides widely used on produce eaten by Americans every day. It’s applied to more than half of all apple and broccoli crops in the US. An additional 6 to 10 million pounds is sprayed on corn, onions, asparagus, strawberries, soybeans, peaches, cranberries, and walnuts. It’s purpose? To kill ants and fight the fruit tree killer...

Celebrating the Role of Law in Improved Working Conditions on Law Day

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Law Day gives the attorneys at Waters Kraus & Paul the chance to appreciate why each lawyer practices and what they are fighting for. One driving factor of this firm is the improvement of conditions for workers. A person should be able to make a living without being exposed to toxic substances such as asbestos, benzene, pesticides or chemicals which harm the health of the worker or...

Rebar Whistleblower Lawsuit Settles for $4.6 Million

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Government sub-contractor agrees to settle whistleblower allegations of false claims and defective rebar meant for construction of nuclear waste facility.

DALLAS, TX and ATLANTA, GA — Energy & Process Corporation (E&P) has agreed to pay the United States $4.6 million to settle whistleblower allegations that the company provided defective rebar for the...

Whistleblower Case Against Walgreens Results in $9.9 Million Settlement

False Claims Act lawsuit revealed that Walgreens ignored California’s diagnosis restrictions and billed the California Medicaid program for diagnosis-restricted drugs without verifying that the drugs were prescribed for permitted uses.

DALLAS – Retail pharmacy chain Walgreens has agreed with the California Department of Justice, the United States Department of...

DynCorp Chem Spray Suit Illuminates Lack of Caution and Care

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A federal judge in Washington D.C. determined that rulings against 20 plaintiffs in lawsuits against DynCorp over an anti-drug herbicide operation in Colombia did not apply to the roughly 2,000-strong class allegedly exposed to the substance. The allegations from the class members were factually specific to each class member, which meant that the rulings against the 20 plaintiffs had little to...

2017 Virginia Super Lawyers

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Jonathan George is Latest in Series of Waters Kraus & Paul Partners Recognized for Excellence From Coast to Coast.

Waters Kraus & Paul partner Jonathan George has been selected for inclusion on the 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers list published in the May 2017 issue of Virginia & West Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine by publisher Thomson Reuters. The list also appears in the May...

EPA Recognizes Danger of Popular Agricultural Pesticide

In November 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency addressed the serious dangers of the substance chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxin and popular pesticide used extensively in the agricultural farming industry. The report contains evidence that the pesticide can cause intelligence deficits and attention, memory, and motor problems in children. The findings are less than surprising to many...

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