US EPA Reaches Agreement With 70 Companies to Clean Up Passaic River NJ Pollution

Seventy Companies Reach Agreement with EPA to Remove Highly Contaminated Mud from Lyndhurst Section of the Passaic River; Cleanup work estimated to cost $20 million.

Takata Air Bag Inflators Defective: Recalls and Lawsuits

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that at the Department’s insistence, air bag manufacturer Takata has acknowledged that a defect exists in its air bag inflators. Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide. The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata inflators to nearly 34 million.

The Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Benefit Program
On January 2, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act establishing the Wo...
Talc-Cancer Lawsuits Mount Against Johnson & Johnson

A recent $72 Million verdict awarded to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer and  had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder containing talc has resulted in over 1,000 lawsuits against the company.

Iraq & Afghanistan Burn Pit Chemical Exposure Cancer & Disease Claims

Breathing dust, fumes, and other toxic substances from burn pits, exposed  troops deployed overseas, and those who worked for government contractors abroad and other civilians, to a serious hazards. Some of the chemicals were a very toxic carcinogens and are deadly.


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From Jon's Blog
Memorial Day - 2016
Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers - FIned $195K
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This final rule, effective June 16, 2016,  specifies the process and timeline for expanding CMS...
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Will the future of workers' compensation be ADR?
As mandatory arbitration continues to be adopted in place of litigation, it remains to be be seen w...
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