WEITZ & LUXENBERG, P.C.
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Weitz & Luxenberg is a law firm that is proud to work for you. We
continue to make national news headlines and rank among leading law firms
in asbestos and mesothelioma, personal injury, and dangerous drug
Weitz & Luxenberg
on National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs' Hot List"
Weitz & Luxenberg is featured in the National Law Journal`s "Plaintiffs'
Hot List," a selection of twenty five go-to law firms for when the going gets
$47 Million Award in
The New York Times
Weitz & Luxenberg represented a pennsylvania dying of cancer. A
Manhattan jury awarded him $47 million for medical expenses, pain and suffering
after finding that work he had done in New York for Consolidated Edison and the
Long Island Lighting Company had exposed him to asbestos, a carcinogen.
Halliburton Tries to
Settle Asbestos Suits
Jonathan D. Glater
Lawyers from Weitz & Luxenberg representing both the company and
plaintiffs outlined a strategy that would allow Halliburton to resolve tens of
thousands of asbestos-related health claims it inherited when it bought Dresser
Industries in 1998 — and resolve them without taking the usual step of having
the whole company file for bankruptcy.
The Supreme Court
considers an asbestos case
Anthony J. Sebok
Sometimes it is easy to see why the U.S. Supreme Court takes up certain
cases, and sometimes the justices` motives are quite obscure.
Mom awarded $8.5 million,
Hospital botched son's birth
Matt Leingang, Rochester Democrat and
A jury has awarded $8.5 million to a woman who claimed Rochester General
Hospital caused irreparable damage to her baby by botching the delivery. "All
the warning signs were there that this wasn't going to be a healthy delivery,"
said the plaintiff's attorney, Allan Zelikovic, with the firm of Weitz &
Luxenberg in New York City.
Serzone User Sues Drug
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., the world's fifth-largest drug maker by sales, was
sued by an Ohio woman who claims the company`s anti-depressant drug Serzone can
cause fatal liver damage and other injuries.
'Worldwide' Class Action Seeks
Damages, Withdrawal of Serzone
Drug Recall Litigation Reporter
A federal class action lawsuit filed in Illinois seeks to establish a
worldwide class of millions of people who have taken the anti-depressant Serzone
since it went on the market in 1994. The drug has allegedly caused 23 cases of
liver failure and 109 cases of liver damage. Sixteen of those users who
developed liver failure either died or had to have a liver transplant, the
plaintiffs claim. Galyean v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Inc., No. 02C 2748,
complaint filed (N.D. Ill., Apr. 16, 2002).
Nationwide Class Action Against
Makers of Serzone
On April 16, 2002, Kenneth B. Moll & Associates, Ltd., filed a
nationwide class action lawsuit, in the United States District Court for the
Northern District of Illinois, against Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Inc., the
manufacturer of Serzone (nefazodone hydrochloride).
News in Brief
-Perry Weitz has been selected as one of the "45 Under 45" by The
American Lawyer magazine. This honor celebrates 45 attorneys under the age
of 45 who are the rising stars of the private bar.
Speaker Sheldon Silver has joined Weitz & Luxenberg as "of counsel".
He was formerly of counsel at Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek & Shoot,
a personal injury firm. Partner Arthur Luxenberg said Mr. Silver will work on
general negligence at the firm`s Manhattan office when the Assembly is not in
-Robert Gordon Appointed to State Court Advisory
Committee in Baycol Multi-District Litigation by Federal Judge Davis
New York Jury Awards Meso Victim $53 Million
Mealey`s Litigation Report
In one of the largest compensatory verdicts in favor of a single plaintiff
in the history of asbestos litigation, a New York jury on Feb. 8 awarded a
mesothelioma victim and his family $53 million for his asbestos exposure as a
brake mechanic. Representing the Browns are Jerry Kristal, Michael P.
Roberts and Richard Meadow of Weitz & Luxenberg in New
Denise Dunleavy Chosen as One of Nation`s Top 50
Margaret Cronin Fisk, National Law
Fifty litigators who succeed in and out of the courthouse. This list
represents not only the best litigators nationally, but the best litigators
Four Asbestos Plaintiffs Are Awarded $64.65 Million
National Law Journal
The prognosis for the four plaintiffs in this asbestos personal injury case
is grim, according to their attorney, Robert J. Gordon. Each is expected to die
soon from an incurable form of cancer.
$44 Million Awarded To Families Of Five Killed By
National Law Journal
George Adinolfi was a sheet metal worker at various construction sites in
New York from 1958 to 1965. In 1991, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a
cancer of the lining of the lungs whose only known cause is exposure to
asbestos. Mr. Adinolfi died the next year. He was 52 years old.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Asbestos Verdict
Troy, National Law Journal
THE SUFFERING of an electrician who died of asbestos-related cancer after
years of employment in New York`s power plants has prompted a jury to award his
family $ 9.8 million.
Weitz & Luxenberg Wins Asbestos Powerhouse
National Law Journal
THROUGHOUT THE year there was a series of enormous plaintiffs` verdicts
coming out of New York in asbestos personal injury cases. In the Brooklyn Navy
Yard cases, federal juries in Manhattan awarded $ 30.7 million to 60 plaintiffs
in January and $ 7.6 million to 15 plaintiffs in April. And a New York state
jury awarded $ 75 million to 36 plaintiffs in March.
$53 Million Asbestos Verdict $53 Million Largest Compensatory Asbestos Verdict in New York
Largest compensatory Asbestos verdict in New York: $53 Million
Brooklyn Navy Yard Asbestos Verdict for Family of Electrician Who Worked in Power Plants
Our Lawyers Secure Verdict in 2000 Asbestos Case. Free Legal Review
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