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Gary Paul Named on 2017 The Best Lawyers in America© List

Waters Kraus & Paul partner Gary Paul has been selected for inclusion in the 24th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. The publication’s methodology allows for the collection of the leading attorneys in their respective fields based on the consensus opinions of their peers in the same geographical and legal practice...

Dicamba: The Weedkiller Setting Farming Relationships Adrift

The state of Arkansas is working to ban the use of a weedkiller called dicamba.

Dicamba is sprayed on soybeans and cotton that have been genetically modified to withstand its effects. At issue in Arkansas and other states is not that all farmers use this pesticide, but that farmers who don’t are blaming their dicamba-using neighbors for damage to their crops—and ultimately to wild...

Honolulu Fire Department Violates Safety Standards

Two and a half months later, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) is being fined over asbestos exposure concerns from the fire that tore through the Marco Polo high rise in Moiliili, Oahu.

An investigation conducted by the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) found that HFD violated workplace safety standards by failing to reduce the level of potential asbestos exposure...

Honoring Veterans for Battles of the Past and Present

As We Honor Veterans for their Past Service, We Cannot Ignore the Battle with Mesothelioma that Many Veterans Now Face

On the 11th day of the 11th month each year, we celebrate those brave men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. These veterans risked it all – some making extraordinary sacrifices, to ensure that Americans are safe and free. When we think of the battles...

Asbestos: The Hidden Catastrophe in Hurricane Cleanup

Hurricane Cleanup is Taking Place in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

As Americans come together to rebuild and help our neighbors after hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, it is likely the last thing on one’s mind to worry about is a hazardous material like asbestos. The reality is that it should be a concern at the forefront of our thinking, and the Asbestos Disease Awareness...

Asbestos Exposure Still a Clear and Present Danger

During the 1970s, the U.S. government enacted strict regulations that led to the end of widespread use of asbestos. Yet, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control, exposure to asbestos continues to be a clear and present danger for many in the United States.

Before being banned, the fiber, used mainly for its insulation and fire-retardant properties, could be found...

The Great Smog of Donora – The Beginning of Clean Air

The Great Smog of Donora

The 20 Dead and Thousands Left Sick by the 1948 Great Smog of Donora were the Spark to Ignite the Clean Air Movement and Corporate Responsibility

In 1948, in the small town of Donora, Pennsylvania, the last week of October could have been the scene of a horror movie. A dark, thick fog descended on the city and remained there for five days. By the time it finally vanished, 20 people were...

$3 Million Verdict for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Upheld

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict

The Fourth Circuit Upheld a $3.27 Million Verdict Issued Against Johnson & Johnson’s Subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., for its Defective Transvaginal Mesh

A $3.27 million verdict was upheld by the Fourth Circuit for a woman who suffered pain from a defective transvaginal pelvic mesh implant. In 2012, the woman sued Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, for its use of a...

Houston Doctor Settles Medicare Fraud Charges for $1.5M

The former president of a leading medical association agrees to resolve whistleblower allegations of False Claims Act violations and Medicare fraud.

HOUSTON — A lawsuit brought by a whistleblower nurse alleging 7.5 years of Medicare fraud committed by Houston doctor Dr. Gurunath Thota Reddy and his practice settled for $1,575,000, according to an announcement...

Pittsburgh Board of Ed. Can’t Escape Asbestos Liability

exposure to asbestos in schools

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Affirms Ruling that the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education Cannot Hide Behind Governmental Immunity to Avoid Asbestos Liability

In January of this year, a Pennsylvania Appeals Court affirmed the ruling of the trial court that Pittsburgh’s Board of Public Education (“PBPE”) will not be able to use governmental immunity to escape liability for the death...

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