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US EPA Moves to Ban Asbestos

 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken the first steps in administration action to ban asbestos and 9 other chemicals.

A new wave of occupational litigation - Flavor & Fragrance Lawsuits

A new wave of flavor and fragrance (Diacetyl) litigation is now emerging against the manufactures and suppliers of food flavorings for a chronic lung disease, bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), and other illnesses, resulting from worker exposures. 

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.

 

Plaintiffs' Law Firm Jon L. Gelman Ranked a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

Jon Gelman, a plaintiffs' litigation firm for over 4 decades, announces today that U.S. News & World Report has named the firm to its 2016 Best Law Firms.

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.

This year’s program will focus on professional and ethical responsibilities concerning disclosure and protection of client confidential information throughout the course of discovery and litigation, with specific emphasis on the pretrial conference.

Jon Gelman Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

Jon Gelman has been listed again to Best Lawyers in America®. This recognition has been bestowed upon him for almost 2 decades. 

Now Available: 2016 Update - Gelman on Workers' Compensation Law

Jon Gelman’s, newly revised and updated 2016 treatise on Workers’ Compensation Law has been published by West Group of Egan, MN. The treatise is the most complete work available on NJ Workers’ Compensation law and integrated with WESTLAW™, the "most prefered online legal research service."

Jon Gelman’s newly revised and updated treatise on Workers’ Compensation Law 2015 is published by West Group of Egan, MN. The treatise is the most complete work available on NJ Workers’ Compensation law.

Sick Veterans Sue KRB Over Iraq and Afghanistan Burn Pits

A lawsuit was filed alleging that KRB, Inc. (NYSE KRB) endangered the health and safety of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by exposing them to huge quantities of toxic dust, fumes and other air pollution by burning unsorted was in vast open-air pits without any safety controls

Burn Pits Claims

Breathing dust, fumes and other and other toxic substances, exposed  troops deployed overseas, and those who worked for government contractors abroad and other civilians, to a serious hazards. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are monitoring the Zika virus outbreak spreading through Central and South America, Mexico, and parts of the Caribbean, including U.S. territories.

The Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Benefit Program Enacted

On January 2, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act establishing the World Trade Health Program and extends and expands eligibility for compensation under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001.

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...
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.

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Now you can have Now you can have Workers’ Compensation Law, 3d (Vol. 38-39A, NJ Practice Series, available conveniently on your mobile device.

 Maximum NJ Workers' Compensation Benefits in 2016 are $861 weekly.

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