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Weitz & Luxenberg Obtains Historic $190 Million Verdict in Mesothelioma Case
A New York Supreme Court Jury returned a verdict in July, rendering a verdict worth a total of $190 million. The verdict concludes a lawsuit brought by five Weitz & Luxenberg clients exposed to asbestos while working in New York as plumbers, boilermakers, and construction workers. It is believed that the $190 million verdict is the largest consolidated asbestos verdict in NYC history. Read the full release here and The National Law Journal's coverage here.
Prestigious Publications Add Weitz & Lxuenberg to List of 2014 'Best Law Firms'
The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have named New York-based Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. a top national law firm for 2014. Recognized individually for their outstanding legal work were the firm's Perry Weitz, Arthur Luxenberg, Robert J. Gordon, Jerry Kristal, Paul Pennock, and Michael Roberts. You can read the full press release here.
As Contamination Looms, Weitz & Luxenberg Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Long Island Water District
Weitz & Luxenberg Investigating Defective Remington Rifle Claims
Weitz & Luxenberg is currently investigating claims for product liability and deceptive practices relating to the defectively designed trigger on the Remington 700-series rifles. If you have purchased one of these rifles, please contact us so we can provide you with more details. Read the full story.
Weitz & Luxenberg Settles Asbestos Suit of Long Island Politician
Weitz & Luxenberg secured a settlement this fall in a lawsuit brought by William Lindsay, a Suffolk County Legislature representative and lifelong union electrician. Lindsay, who died on September 11th, had suffered from a cancer brought on by occupational exposure to asbestos. Read his story here.
FDA Launches Probe into Hip Replacement Devices
The FDA has announced plans to commission a study of the corrosion that occurs in certain models of metal hip implants, saying more data is needed to safeguard patients. The new study will examine hundreds of types of prosthetic devices, many of which are the subject of litigations Weitz & Luxenberg is helping to lead. Read the full story here.
WEITZ & LUXENBERG FIRM NEWS:
Medical Malpractice Team Recovers More than $7 Million for Clients in 2013
Weitz & Luxenberg’s Medical Malpractice team, headed by attorney Allan Zelikovic, has had a very busy year. In two wrongful death cases, the team recovered for the children of two single mothers in their 30s. In other cases, the families of a woman who died after a tummy tuck and a man who was not told he had cancer, despite a positive diagnosis, also received compensation for their deaths. The team also helped a woman whose uterus was damaged receive compensation for her injuries. Read the full story.
High-Stakes BP Env’l Penalty Case Moves Into Next Phase
Weitz & Luxenberg’s Robin L. Greenwald, Esq., questioned an expert witness in the damage and negligence phase of the class action against oil giant BP. Testimony showed that BP knew for two decades that a catastrophic blowout was likely to happen and did not have a viable source control plan. Read the full release here.
American Bar Assn. appoints Ellen Relkin as co-chair of important subcomittee
Ellen Relkin, Esq., of Weitz & Luxenberg PC, has been appointed co-chair of the American Bar Assn.'s Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Subcommittee for the 2013-14 term. The important subcommittee is part of the Mass Torts Committee within the ABA's Section of Litigation. In a letter to Ms. Relkin, the ABA said it was "excited to have such an esteemed member of the bar joining our committee leadership." Founded in 1878 and now with approximately 400,000 members, the Chicago-based ABA is the world’s largest voluntary professional organization and is committed to advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.
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