Covid Delays Trial for Terminally Sick

NBC Bay Area's Investigative Unit reports on Covid-Related Court Delays Leave Sick Fearful They May Die Before Going to Trial

Amid the pandemic, California courts are failing to provide some terminally ill plaintiffs their right to an expedited trial, violating state law.

Terminally ill plaintiffs, who were supposed to be guaranteed expedited trials in light of their deteriorating medical conditions, are still waiting for their day in court, according to an NBC Bay Area...

Honor Our Military Veterans — Veterans Day 2020

November 11, 1918, marked the end of World War I and, in 1938, November 11 became an official holiday in the United States: Veterans Day. Now, each year on this day, we celebrate the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives in the United States armed forces. Many Louisianans use the Veterans Day holiday to visit the graves of fallen soldiers and honor those who continue to fight for our...

The Right to Vote: Fight. Defend. Win.

Your vote is your voice — and Waters & Kraus is fighting to protect it.

Voter suppression has a long and ugly history in the United States, from poll taxes and literacy tests to outright bans on certain groups from voting. While voter disenfranchisement today may not be quite as overt, we still have to work hard to protect voter’s rights.


Texas Votes 2020: What You Need to Know

Make your voice heard — have a plan when you go to the polls to ensure a successful voting experience.

We work hard to fight for the rights of our clients, and that extends to the ability to freely cast our votes. Your vote is your voice — and the very bedrock of our democracy. But it can be challenging for some to vote in Texas. These frequently asked...

Family of College Football Hall of Famer Sues Helmet Maker

While Rickey Dixon’s family mourns his loss, they seek to keep fighting for justice and the protections he was promised on the field.

DALLAS—Waters Kraus & Paul is saddened to announce the passing of Rickey Dixon. Dixon, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and a six-year NFL veteran, passed away on August 1, 2020, at his home in DeSoto, Texas,...

The Industrial History of Asbestos: When Did They Learn It Was Toxic?

In 1924, the first medical article on the hazards of asbestos was published in the British Medical Journal, a prestigious outlet for scientific research. The studies that followed eventually linked the naturally occurring silicate mineral to the most widespread occupational cancer in the world, mesothelioma.

Though the dangers of asbestos are widely recognized today by doctors and...

Texas Now Allows Limited Online Voter Registration

For the first time in state history, Texans can register to vote online when updating their driver’s licenses.

On Sept. 23, 2020, the state of Texas updated its online driver’s license system to allow eligible Texans to register to vote or update their registration when they update their driver’s license information online. This change is the...

Virginia Super Lawyers 2020 List Names Jonathan George

qui tam whistleblowers

Every year, attorneys around the country are selected to a regional Super Lawyers list to recognize their skilled practice and execution of the law. The honorable designation is awarded through an extensive evaluation process which thoroughly examines each recipient. Jonathan George, of counsel to Waters & Kraus, LLP, has been selected for inclusion on the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers®...

Hawaii Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto Over Children’s Birth Defects

On October 24th, 2019, two Maui families filed a lawsuit against Monsanto and its parent corporation Bayer AG, alleging that the pesticides and herbicides developed by the company led to severe birth defects in their children. Living just a few hundred yards away from Monsanto’s genetically engineered seed facility in Kihei, both plaintiffs, Dana Fulton and Max Coleman, along with their...

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2020 – Strength in Unity

On September 26th, 2004, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) – a nonprofit charity – established Mesothelioma Awareness Day with the goal of bringing more attention and funding to the cancer that thousands of American workers and family members suffer from. Following years of advocacy by MARF, national observance was made official by the U.S. Congress in 2010. This...

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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