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Paraquat/Parkinson’s Disease Link Update

Paraquat/Parkinson’s Disease Link Update

| Environmental Litigation
The first bellwether trial in the Paraquat/Parkinson’s MDL is scheduled for November 2022. Other important deadlines are coming even sooner. Expert witness discovery must be completed by June 2022 and summary judgment motions must be filed by July. Expert witnesses are usually doctors or engineers who testify about product harm or safety, depending on who…Read the article
How PFAS in Soil Affect Livestock in Trickle-Down Effect

How PFAS in Soil Affect Livestock in Trickle-Down Effect

| water contamination
PFAS, or Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, are a group of chemicals that have been used in a number of industries for many years. Unfortunately, it is now becoming more understood just how harmful PFAS can be to both human health and the environment. In this blog post, we will discuss how PFAS affects livestock through…Read the article
The Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables in New York

The Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables in New York

| Environmental Litigation
Most likely, produce laced with high levels of pesticides are in your pantry or refrigerator at this very moment. Once again, spinach and strawberries topped the list of fruits and vegetables that contain the highest pesticide levels. Collard greens, mustard greens, nectarines, apples, grapes, bell peppers, hot peppers, peaches, pears, cherries, celery, and tomatoes rounded…Read the article
Environmental Lawyers: What Are They, and What Do They Do?

Environmental Lawyers: What Are They, and What Do They Do?

| Environmental Litigation
An environmental lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in the field of environmental law. This encompasses a wide range of legal and regulatory issues, such as pollution control, contamination, natural resources management, land use planning, and much more. Environmental lawyers may work for private firms, government agencies, or non-profit organizations. In this article, we’ll…Read the article
8 Product Liability Cases You Should Know About

8 Product Liability Cases You Should Know About

| Napoli Shkolnik News
In the United States, people have seen a rapid increase in litigation for product liability.  A product liability case is a type of case that can be brought against any business that makes, distributes, or sells a product if that product causes an injury or other harm to the user of the product. Some product…Read the article
Grumman’s Bethpage Facility – Target of a New Class Action

Grumman’s Bethpage Facility – Target of a New Class Action

| Environmental Litigation
Between 1950 and 1994, Grumman operated an aerospace facility in Bethpage, NY, that produced everything from World War II fighters to the Apollo Lunar Module, dumping a catastrophic volume of pollution into the soil in the process. For five years, the company (now Northrup Grumman) has been fighting lawsuits claiming that the toxic plume it…Read the article
Tampa-Area Air Quality Alert Due to Gopher Resources Plant

Tampa-Area Air Quality Alert Due to Gopher Resources Plant

| Environmental Litigation
Tampa-based lead battery smelter, Gopher Resources, has a history of seriously violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards by willfully exposing workers and their families to toxic heavy metals. Others who live in the surrounding area of the plant may now also be in serious risk, as the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County…Read the article
Why Is Leachate from Landfills of Concern?

Why Is Leachate from Landfills of Concern?

| Environmental Litigation
What Is Leachate? Leachate is a liquid that forms as water passes through landfills. Both household and industrial wastewater, as well as rainwater, end up in landfills. This is especially true when these sources are not treated properly prior to disposal or if they come into contact with landfill material containing organic pollutants (e.g., grass…Read the article

Contaminants of Emerging Concern: PFAS in Your Water

| Environmental Litigation
Early in 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency addressed contaminants of emerging concern in drinking water, highlighting the presence of PFAS. The EPA regulates 90 contaminants in drinking water, but not PFAS. There are over 4,700 known PFA compounds used in a variety of applications. Out of 4,700 known PFA compounds, 29 are found as contaminants…Read the article
5 Signs You Have Lead Poisoning and Should Take Legal Action

5 Signs You Have Lead Poisoning and Should Take Legal Action

| Environmental Litigation
Lead is a heavy metal that is found in some paint, toys, and older buildings. Although the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act of 1971 has heavily restricted how lead is used in manufacturing and construction, it is still possible for individuals to become exposed to this hazardous substance. People can become poisoned by lead if…Read the article