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Blog Posts in 2017

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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 ...

Florida Judge Rules in Favor of Exotic Dancers in FLSA Suit Mar 29, 2017

A federal judge in Florida ruled in favor of a group of exotic dancers in their case against two South Florida clubs, finding that the dancers were employees, not contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). U.S. District Judge William P. ...

California Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Misclassified Vendors Mar 22, 2017

A group of workers classified as “vendors” by Field Asset Services Inc. recently won a court case, where they argued that they were misclassified by their employer and were really employees. The company requested to decertify the class, which was ...

Researchers Find Extended Use of Heartburn Drugs Tied to Kidney Damage Mar 13, 2017

According to a study recently published in Kidney International, the prolonged use of certain heartburn drugs is tied to an increased risk of kidney damages. Kidney International is the official journal of the International Society of Nephrology ...

Removal of Asbestos from Abandoned Pillsbury Mills Plant Begins Mar 2, 2017

Cleanup crews finally began the cleanup of the abandoned Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield, IL after more than 15 years of disuse. The 18-acre facility first opened its doors in 1929 and produced products like baking flour, grits, yellow and white ...

Lack of Regulatory Oversight Puts Georgia Residents at Risk of Asbestos Exposure Feb 21, 2017

A number of laws in Georgia are intended to keep the public safe from asbestos exposure, but how much protection does a law provide when officials fail to enforce it? According to a recent investigation conducted by 11Alive , an NBC affiliate, the ...

Study Shows That Distracted Driving Is a Major Issue for Texas Drivers Feb 15, 2017

While Texas isn’t quite scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to traffic safety laws, they aren’t exactly performing at a level they could write home to brag about either. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety compared 15 different ...

Hotel Workers in Southeast Texas Receive $285,000 in Back Wages, Damages Jan 31, 2017

An investigation into the Baymont Inn, Super 8 and Travelodge Hotel of Galveston, TX conducted by the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Labor Department found that the employer failed to pay over 125 workers overtime wages in Fiscal Year ...

Duane Reade Has Agreed to Pay $13.5 Million to Settle Class Action Lawsuit Jan 24, 2017

Duane Reade Inc., a convenience store and pharmacy chain, has agreed to pay $13.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleges they failed to pay their assistant store managers overtime wages. The agreement was filed on Friday, January 20 in ...

Fiat Chrysler Used Illegal Engine Emission Software According to the EPA Jan 20, 2017

According to a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report released on Thursday, January 12, Fiat Chrysler installed software in the engines of approximately 100,000 Dodge Ram trucks and Jeep Cherokees that masked their nitrogen oxide ...

Doctors Are Making Progress in the Battle Against Mesothelioma, But the Cure is Still Out of Reach Jan 11, 2017

Thousands of people across the country are exposed to asbestos every year, and thousands more begin showing symptoms of mesothelioma – a process that can take decades before patients become aware of the life-threatening cancer. Those exposed to the ...

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