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Blog Posts in September, 2016

Aaron Heckaman Invited to Speak at Asbestos Litigation Conference Sep 28, 2016

Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman’s own Aaron Heckaman was invited to speak on the topic of “Special Issues in Asbestos Depositions and Settlements” on Friday, September 23 at Harris Martin’s Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference in St. Louis, MI. ...

IVC Filters Provide No Benefit Over Medication Sep 27, 2016

A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on April 28, 2015 found that retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters offered no additional benefit to patients at risk of developing potentially deadly blood clots that ...

Largest Importer of Asbestos May Need To Find A Replacement Sep 22, 2016

Chlorine and caustic soda manufacturers may need to make some major changes to their use of asbestos now that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been amended. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act amended the TSCA ...

Federal Contractors Should be Held to Higher Standards Sep 21, 2016

Federal Contractors Should be Held to Higher Standards Every employer in the United States needs to adhere to a variety of standards set forth by the Department of Labor, unions, and any other applicable regulatory body. However, some employers need ...

Chevron Subsidiaries to Pay $1.5 Million in Damages, Overtime Back Wages Sep 20, 2016

The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s investigation into three Chevron Corporation subsidiaries revealed violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime provisions. The companies failed to properly track the pay of ...

Jefferson County Asbestos Death Suit Nearing Conclusion Sep 16, 2016

After a 2014 Texas Supreme Court decision limited asbestos manufacturer’s liability in mesothelioma cases, the family of the late District Judge James Farris faces what may feel like a never-ending struggle for justice. Ellarene Farris, the wife of ...

Attorney Ken Bailey Named Lifetime Achiever by Texas Lawyer Sep 16, 2016

Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman’s own Ken Bailey was honored as a “Lifetime Achiever” in this month’s issue of Texas Lawyer—one of only a small group of Texas attorneys to receive the award. Lifetime Achievers have made significant contributions ...

Brownlow Plastering To Pay Over $365 Thousand in Overtime Back Wages Sep 14, 2016

A United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour investigation into Brownlow Plastering based out of Hammond, LA found that the company violated both the record-keeping and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). During the ...

National Freight Inc. Fined Over $1 Million Following Investigation Sep 12, 2016

An investigation by the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division into National Freight Inc. (NFI), one of the country’s biggest commercial transportation companies, has revealed that they incorrectly classified yard spotters and ...

Long Island Nail Salons To Pay Over $203 Thousand To Workers Sep 8, 2016

The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division into six Suffolk and Nassau County nail salons has led to the recovery of over $178 thousand in damages and back wages for 95 underpaid nail salon workers, as well as $24,646 in civil ...

Dinh Construction Fined $134 Thousand in Back Wages, Damages, and Penalties Sep 6, 2016

During an investigation into Dinh Construction, a Riverside, CA-based company, the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division discovered violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime provisions. According to the Wage ...

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