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$1.1 Mil Mesothelioma Verdict for California Pipefitter

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...

Our Hero Whistleblowers and the Fights They’ve Won

On the 240th anniversary of the United State’s first whistleblower law, we stop to consider the astounding integrity and courage of our qui tam clients.

On July 30, 1778, the Continental Congress passed the very first whistleblower law in the United States. Ever since, average citizens with extraordinary spirit used these strong qui tam laws to shaped our country and fight...

Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Are People at Risk?

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Effects on Humans

The EU banned these chemicals because of their danger to honeybees, but they are believed to be harmful to humans—and they are in use in the United States

After a scientific review, the European Union has decided to implement a complete ban on neonicotinoids, a group of pesticides killing honeybees and affecting crop pollination. This full ban goes into full...

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...

Opioids, Birth Defects, and Fetal Health

Opioid use during pregnancy resulting in birth defects

As concern grows over the rise in opioid related deaths, we must also consider how the drugs affect the youngest victims and the link to birth defects in developing babies.

The damages wrought by the opioid epidemic continue to increase. The American Medical Association reports that the number of deaths directly related to synthetic opioids has risen above...

The Latest on Opioid Litigation From Every Angle

Kay Gunderson Reeves attends first Perrin Opioid Litigation Conference

A recent conference brought together speakers from all sides to assess the issues surrounding an increasing number of opioid epidemic-related lawsuits.

Waters & Kraus’s Seattle-based attorney, Kay Gunderson Reeves, was in Dallas on June 28, 2018, to attend the first Perrin Opioid Litigation Conference. Lawyers, doctors, psychologists, insurers, and...

CBS Show Highlights Hero Whistleblower Mychal Wilson in Waters Kraus & Paul Case

CBS Show Highlights Hero Whistleblower

The bravery of those who bring to light corporate fraud is the focus of the series premiere.

An everyday person, represented by Waters Kraus & Paul, takes on a pharmaceutical giant when he suspects the company of wrongdoing on the series premiere of Whistleblower, Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m. EST. The case, brought against Bristol Myers Squibb, helped lead to...

Update: Hawaii First to Ban Dangerous Pesticide

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Chlorpyrifos causes brain damage in developing fetuses, but this state took a bold stance against it.

On June 13, 2018, Hawaiian governor, David Ige, signed new legislation that phases out the use of chlorpyrifos and increases regulation on other restricted use pesticides. Chlorpyrifos is known to cause brain damage in developing fetuses and children. There is...

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...

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