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Gulf Oil Spill: One Year Later, Better, but a Long Way to Go

In the early morning hours of April 20th 2010 an explosion onboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragically took the lives of 11 crewmen and marked the beginning to the worst oil spill in U.S….

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21 Companies Named in Texas Asbestos Lawsuit

The widow and family of the late Daryl Stukey have filed a lawsuit against the 21 companies alleging that they were responsible for the lung cancer that claimed Stukey’s life.
Stukey worked…

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Chinese Drywall Not Linked to 11 Deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found no link between the presence of Chinese drywall and the deaths of 11 people living in homes containing tainted Chinese drywall. See…

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Some Toxic FEMA Trailer Lawsuits Settled

Late last week, attorneys representing the parties involved in toxic FEMA trailer litigation came to an agreement to settle a small portion of the toxic trailer claims.
The vast majority of…

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Chromium Turning up in Chicago Area Tap Water

A new study has found high levels of the carcinogenic metal, chromium, in the tap water in Chicago and two dozen other cities. Federal regulators are being urged to adopt higher safety standards…

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Banner Settles with Some Chinese Drywall Victims

Miami-based Banner Supply Co., a major supplier of Chinese drywall in Florida, has agreed to a settlement with about 74 homeowners whose homes contain Chinese drywall sold by the company. See the…

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Chinese Drywall Update: Is That Light at the End of the Tunnel?

For the thousands of American’s whose homes were built or remodeled using defective Chinese drywall there may be a bit of sunshine peeking over the horizon.
Earlier this month a federal…

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Army Reopening Infant Death Investigation over Chinese Drywall Concerns

The U.S. Army is reopening an investigation of ten unexplained infant deaths at Fort Bragg to determine if there could be any link between the deaths and Chinese-made drywall.
Initial testing…

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BP Oil Spill Litigation Begins to Take Shape

Last week about 150 oil spill attorneys (with another 50 or so listening in a spill over room) gathered in a New Orleans federal court room to discuss how litigation pertaining to the spill…

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Analyst Says BP Doesn’t Expect Claims to Reach $20B Mark

According to Citigroup analyst Mark Fletcher, BP believes that claims for compensation will not exceed the $20 billion the company has set aside to pay them.
Although BP did not confirm nor deny…