‘Waters Kraus & Paul’ Category

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...

$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial

Jury sides with the family of a former bowling alley owner who contracted mesothelioma after drilling asbestos-containing bowling balls for years.

LOS ANGELES –– A Los Angeles County jury awarded $4.4 million to the family of a former bowling alley owner, Donald Vanni. The jury found asbestos supplier Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) responsible for Donald...

$21.4M Benzene Verdict for Deaths of Tire Workers, Brothers

A jury sided with the families of two brothers who died of cancer resulting from exposure to benzene-containing rubber solvent.

LOS ANGELES –– After three days of deliberation, a $21.4 million verdict against Union Oil Company was awarded by a Contra Costa Superior Court jury to the families of two brothers. The brothers each died of cancer linked to...

Waters Kraus & Paul Sponsors Major Mesothelioma Symposium

Leading asbestos law firm’s donation supports a three-day exchange of ideas in the field of mesothelioma and fellowship for those affected by the disease.

DALLAS –– Waters Kraus & Paul announces a $17,000 sponsorship supporting the 2019 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. The symposium is one of the foremost events exploring this rare...

Record $236M Settles Dental Medicaid Fraud Involving Xerox

Medicaid whistleblowers’ tips led the State of Texas to investigate, revealing that taxpayers were paying for thousands of unnecessary dental procedures.

DALLAS — Xerox Corp. and its former subsidiaries have agreed to a $235.9 million settlement with the State of Texas, justifying efforts by Medicaid whistleblowers, Dr. Christine Ellis, Madelayne Castillo,...

“Top-Rated” Attorney Makes 2019 Super Lawyers List

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Michael Armitage is selected to Southern California Super Lawyers for 2019. Mike is recognized by Super Lawyers as a “top-rated” products liability attorney. He is a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Los Angeles office located in El Segundo, California. Mike practices throughout the state of California and across the country. He represents clients in matters of personal...

Public Health Groups File Suit Against EPA to Overturn Its Denial of Their Right To Know Petition to Require Reporting on Asbestos Importation And Use

EPA Sides with Industry in Refusing to Require Chemical Data Reporting to Protect the Public from Deadly Asbestos. ADAO et al. vs Andrew Wheeler and the EPA.

Washington, DC — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, filed suit in the US District Court for the...

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