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Environmental Hazards

Nov 9, 2016
Environmental Hazards

VW Emissions Scandal: How Did It All Go Down?

Last month, a federal judge in California gave final approval to a $14.7 billion settlement in the much-publicized Volkswagen emissions scandal case. The settlement, made with consumers and federal investigators, requires the company to set aside at least $10 billion to buy back cars from consumers.… More

Oct 27, 2016
Environmental Hazards

3M's Firefighting Foam Contaminated Well Water, PA Suit Says

The 3M Company and five others have been hit with a class action lawsuit from Pennsylvania residents who say their well water has been contaminated by chemicals and toxic compounds manufactured and sold by the defendants.… More

Mar 28, 2014
Environmental Hazards

Galveston Bay Oil Spill Prompts Lawsuit – But What About West Virginia?

by Simon Clark

Reading the headlines this week, you might have seen some worryingly familiar phrases: "oil spill," "environmental disaster," and "livelihoods at risk." A class action lawsuit has been filed.… More

Feb 18, 2014
Environmental Hazards

USS Ronald Reagan Sailors Exposed to Fukushima Radiation File Class Action

by Simon Clark

In March 2011 one of the largest recorded earthquakes hit Japan, triggering a deadly tsunami that severely damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant.… More

Feb 18, 2014
Environmental Hazards

Defects, False Promises Equal Trouble for Solar Panel Makers

by Simon Clark

Solar panels have been lauded as a green source of energy that anyone can use: simply fix the panels to your home and harvest the power of the sun.… More

Dec 18, 2013
Environmental Hazards

Asbestos Use in India Spurs Controversy and Action

by Christopher Placitella

It's widely accepted by the scientific community that asbestos is hazardous to human health. Multiple lawsuits have been filed against companies responsible for exposing millions of individuals to… More

Nov 11, 2013
Environmental Hazards

Oil Refineries in Chicago Face Class Action Over Petcoke Piles

by Staff

Several oil refinery units of Koch Industries Inc. are facing a class action lawsuit alleging residents have incurred property damage as a result of dust from uncovered byproduct piles blowing into their… More

Jul 22, 2013
Environmental Hazards

BP: Oil Disaster Settlement Process Proving Unfair

by Staff

Earlier this month a federal court heard arguments from BP that the settlement process for claims following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 has become unfair, allowing claims from unaffected parties… More

Feb 26, 2013
Environmental Hazards

Ohio Water Contamination: Are You Affected?

by Jim Slater

At Slater & Zurz LLP, we've tracked the issue of C8 in our drinking water for many months. C8 (also called PFOA or perfluorooctanoic acid) is a chemical additive used to make Teflon and other nonstick or waterproof items.… More

Nov 13, 2012
Environmental Hazards

Long Island Power Authority Facing Class Action Over Sandy Response

by Staff

More than two weeks after Superstorm Sandy ravaged much the metropolitan Northeast, power has yet to be restored to thousands of residents - some of whom decided to take legal action.… More

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