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Blog Posts in 2017

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Partner Camp Bailey Appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee Sep 7, 2017

We are excited to announce that partner Camp Bailey was recently selected to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) by United Stated District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in In re: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation , MDL No. 2789. ...

Matagrano Inc. Agrees to $1.35 Million Settlement Over Wage Dispute Aug 17, 2017

A judge in San Francisco granted final approval to a $1.35 million settlement between Matagrano Inc. and a class of hourly employees who claimed that they weren’t given paid overtime or state-mandated breaks on Tuesday, August 8. The employees, a ...

Gas Station Owners in New Jersey Agree to Pay Almost $500,000 in Back Wages Aug 10, 2017

Six gas station owners in New Jersey recently agreed to pay 27 of their employees almost $500,000 in damages and back pay to resolve claims that their employers violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The United States Department of Labor's ...

Makeup Sold at Popular Youth Clothing Store Tested Positive for Asbestos Jul 31, 2017

Researchers recently discovered that Just Shine Shimmer Powder makeup, sold at Justice, a national youth retail chain, tested positive for asbestos. The Scientific Analytical Institute (SAI), based out of Greensboro, NC found that tremolite asbestos ...

Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman Featured in Newsweek Jul 18, 2017

For decades, our attorneys at Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman have committed themselves to providing injured victims with the experienced legal representation they deserve in their time of need. Recently, we were featured in Newsweek as one of the ...

Researchers Publish Study Concluding an Increased Risk of Death Among PPI Users Jul 11, 2017

A team of researchers recently published a study where they found that proton pump inhibitors (PPI) may be tied to an increased risk of death. The study recently published in the BMJ Open looked into the product commonly used to help patients who ...

Costco Agrees to $9 Million Settlement with San Diego-Area Pharmacists Jul 7, 2017

Costco Wholesale Corp. agreed to settle for $9 million a putative class action filed against them by pharmacists from the San Diego area claiming that they were pressured to work overtime without pay and forced to remain on call during their breaks. ...

Judge Grants Preliminary Approval for $6.2 Million Deal for Nurses Jun 19, 2017

A group of call center-based nurses were granted preliminary approval by a California federal judge for their deal to end 1,325 claims stating that they did not receive compensation for the time spent starting up and turning off their work computers. ...

Bartash Printing Inc. Agrees to Pay $305,000 Over Wage Violations Jun 8, 2017

Bartash Printing Inc. agreed to pay $273,892 in liquidated damages and back wages to 136 temporary employees and a $31,350 civil penalty after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor found that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

Door Dash Agrees to Pay $5 Million After Misclassifying Employees Jun 2, 2017

Earlier this year, online restaurant food delivery provider DoorDash agreed to a $5 million settlement after delivery personnel filed a claim stating that they were illegally misclassified as independent contractors. The four-year-old company agreed ...

CDC Reports That Deaths Caused by Asbestos Exposure Remains a Public Health Concern May 24, 2017

Despite the implementation of regulations and restrictions intended to limit dangerous exposure to asbestos in the United States, thousands of people are still dying from mesothelioma every single year. The Occupational Safety and Health ...

BPB Attorneys Complete South Texas College of Law Firm Challenge May 17, 2017

Every attorney received their start somewhere, and many of us at Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman owe a great deal to our alma mater, Houston's oldest law school, South Texas College of Law Houston. Every year, STCL Houston issues a Law Firm ...

While We Know the Dangers of Asbestos, It Remains In Use May 10, 2017

Asbestos, once among the most popular materials to use in construction, is now banned from use in flooring, paper and insulation products, as may not be used in any new products without a history of using asbestos in the manufacturing process – ...

Court Upholds Jury Verdict in Favor of Jeanette Poage May 4, 2017

Attorneys Aaron Heckaman and Robert Cowan successfully secured an $11.5 million jury verdict in St. Louis, Missouri Circuit Court for Jeanette Poage, the widow of James Poage, who died of mesothelioma in May of 2012. $10 million was awarded for ...

Demolition of Anaconda Wire Building Resulted In Numerous Asbestos-Related Violations Apr 26, 2017

According to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Press's LLC failed to properly contain the old Anaconda Wire building during demolition, resulting in numerous asbestos-related violations. "The subject property had been partially ...

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