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$2.1M Mesothelioma Verdict for Industrial Mechanic in Tenn.

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Asbestos pipe manufacturer held responsible for substantially contributing to local man’s mesothelioma and death.

TENNESSEE –– A Maury County jury has awarded $2.1 million to the widow of an industrial maintenance mechanic, finding that Bondstrand asbestos pipe and fittings manufactured by Ameron International Corporation (Ameron) was a major factor causing James...

$8.45M Mesothelioma Verdict for Career Pipefitter in California

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This award is believed to be the largest asbestos verdict against boiler manufacturer Weil-McLain.

CALIFORNIA –– A Los Angeles County jury has awarded $8.45 million to the son of a pipefitter, finding that asbestos insulation distributed by Weil-McLain and used on its boilers contributed to Robert “Bob” Swanson’s mesothelioma and subsequent death....

$1.1M Mesothelioma Verdict for California Pipefitter

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Jury finds asbestos pipe supplier liable for Northern California pipefitter’s mesothelioma.

CALIFORNIA –– An Alameda County Jury has awarded the widow of a local pipefitter $1.1 million, finding that asbestos-cement pipe supplied by P.E. O’Hair & Co. caused Roy Dale Hopper’s mesothelioma and subsequent death.

Dale Hopper was exposed to asbestos as a...

Whistleblower Leads to $12.5M Medical Device Fraud Settlement

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Settlement Resolves False Claims Act Lawsuit Allegations Medical Device Manufacturer AngioDynamics Fraudulently Mislead Physicians, Encouraged False Claims to Be Filed.

DALLAS – In a United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announcement issued July 19, 2018, AngioDynamics has agreed to pay a total of $12.5 million, resolving allegations that the New York-based...

Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Voting Rights of Miss.’s African-American Voters

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Waters & Kraus and Co-Counsel File Suit Claiming Mississippi State Senate District Violates the Voting Rights Act by Denying African-American Voters Opportunity to Elect Candidates of Choice

TEXAS — Waters & Kraus, LLP is proud to partner with the Mississippi Center for Justice, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and a team of other civil...

Plaintiff Wins Appeal in Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Case

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California Supreme Court Vacates Lower Court Ruling in Favor of Sony Electronics, Inc.; Prenatal Toxic Exposure Case Can Proceed to Trial.

CALIFORNIA –– The California Supreme Court has issued a decision on plaintiff’s appeal in Dominique Lopez v. Sony Electronics, Inc. (Case No. S235357), holding that the prenatal toxic exposure injury case is not barred by the...

Calif. Justices Revive Sony Prenatal Toxic Exposure Suit

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(article by Y. Peter Kang and published on Law360) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday revived a suit alleging a woman’s injuries were caused by in utero exposure to chemicals at a Sony manufacturing plant where the woman’s mother worked, saying a state toxic exposure law tolled the claims until the woman reached age 18.

In a unanimous ruling, the state’s highest court...

Dallas Paralegal to Receive Exceptional Pro Bono Award

online voter registration in Texas Paralegal Toya Walker recognized by State Bar of Texas for volunteering time and special skills in service to the community.

Waters & Kraus paralegal, Toya Walker, has been named the winner of the Exceptional Pro Bono Award for 2017-2018. The award is sponsored by the Paralegal Division (PD) of the State Bar of Texas each year in recognition of a PD member who...

State Ordered to Comply with NVRA

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Court’s final judgment gives Texas 45 days to comply with federal voter registration law.

DALLAS — Chief Judge Orlando Garcia has released his final judgment in Stringer v. Pablos, the ongoing Motor Voter case against the State of Texas. The judgment gives the State of Texas 45 days to comply with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), also...

A Win for Texas Motor Voter Registrants on All Counts

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Federal judge finds that the State is depriving Texans of the right to simultaneous voter registration with online driver’s license transactions.

DALLAS — Judge Orlando Garcia, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, has found that “the State is thwarting the efforts of Texans who wish to register to vote” by failing to...

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