‘Waters Kraus & Paul’ Category

Law360: US Steel Must Face Seaman’s Asbestos Exposure Suit

An Ohio appellate panel on Monday revived a suit accusing U.S. Steel of causing a worker’s mesothelioma death due to asbestos exposure on company-owned ships, saying the trial judge was wrong to apply state law rather than federal law to the estate’s federal Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims.

The suit filed by the former merchant marine’s widow, Diane Shaffer,...

DOJ: Qui Tam Lawsuit Results in Half Million Dollar Settlement

Owners and Operators of University Health Hospital in Shreveport to pay $531,241.74.

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph of the Western District of Louisiana announces that Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana and its related companies, and the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and...

Important Notice: Check Fraud Alert

Recent reports of false checks issued by suspicious third parties using the Waters & Kraus name alarmed our firm. We do not issue these types of checks or any kind of reimbursement installation checks. We are monitoring the situation and wish to strongly warn potential victims against this money scam and encourage them to report it to authorities.

Fake check scams have become...

Anti-Muslim Hate Group Leader Loses Assault Trial in Dallas

Dallas jury sends message to the founder of anti-Muslim hate group, the defendant in a personal injury case tried this week.

DALLAS — A Dallas jury determined that the leader of a Dallas-based anti- Muslim hate group assaulted Sheriff Richard Stanek, the former sheriff of Hennepin County, Minnesota, which includes Minneapolis, and awarded Sheriff Stanek $600,000 for...

Waters & Kraus Sponsors ADL’s North Texas Inaugural Walk Against Hate

Waters & Kraus, LLP is proud to announce it’s role as Champion Sponsor for the Anti-Defamation League of Texoma’s Inaugural Walk Against Hate.

The inaugural Walk Against Hate will take place at Victory Plaza in Dallas on September 15, 2019, spanning two miles to promote diversity and celebrate the values of respect and inclusion.

Partner and head of Waters & Kraus’...

Dallas Attorneys Honored on Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

This year, Dallas attorneys Caitlyn Silhan, Christopher Johnson, Erin Wood, and Patrick Wigle were selected for the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. These four attorneys were all selected based on the outstanding work they do for plaintiffs. These attorneys represent a variety of practice areas, including civil litigation, products liability, and general personal injury. Only the...

Roundup Lawsuits Trigger Public Concern

Monsanto lawsuits expose the connection between exposure to glyphosate and cancer, prompting discontinued sales of Roundup herbicide and pesticide bans.

After three massive Monsanto Roundup lawsuits concluded in the past year linking the herbicide’s main ingredient, glyphosate, to cancer, some stores and cities are moving to ban Roundup. Meanwhile, Monsanto maintains that their...

AAJ Extols Gary Paul with Distinguished Service Award

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The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is an organization that works to support plaintiffs’ attorneys in their practice. The organization strives to ensure that anyone who is injured because of misconduct or negligence can obtain justice. For over 70 years, the AAJ has promoted fairness and protected the rights of injured persons.

The president of the AAJ, Elise Sanguinetti,...

$7.68M Hip Implant Verdict Against Zimmer, Inc.

Plaintiff prevails over hip implant maker in this damages-only retrial of a defective medical device.

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury has awarded $7.68 million to a former California resident injured by a defective metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by Zimmer, Inc. This was a retrial in which the jury was asked to rule on damages only. Zimmer’s Durom...

Benzene Exposure Case Settles Before Start of Trial

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Auto mechanic claiming to be sickened by benzene exposure settles with last remaining defendant on the eve of trial, resolving the case for $6.3M in total settlements from all defendants.

LOS ANGELES –– The benzene exposure trial of Jimmy Thomas, long-time auto body mechanic claiming to have cancer caused by the toxic chemical, was set to begin first thing...

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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