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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 ...

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 ...

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