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W&L Files First Personal Injury Suit over Water Contamination in Hoosick Falls

Weitz & Luxenberg today filed the first personal injury suit resulting from water pollution in Hoosick Falls, NY, on behalf of plaintiff James Donavan. The complaint states that exposure to Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) has directly caused Donavan’s ulcerative colitis and other illnesses, which is consistent with findings from the C8 Panel that expressly linked ulcerative colitis…

W&L Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Decision to Sign Statute of Limitations Bill into Law

Weitz & Luxenberg today commended Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing into law a bill that will give Hoosick Falls residents the opportunity to recover medical costs associated with drinking contaminated water. “Gov. Cuomo’s action today has renewed hope for many residents who until now were prevented from taking legal action against Honeywell and St. Gobain…

Weitz & Luxenberg Announces Investigation into PFOS Contamination in Newburgh, New York

Weitz & Luxenberg announced today it is investigating the scale of chemical perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) contamination in the Newburgh, NY water supply. The announcement comes after the City of Newburgh detected the chemical in Silver Stream and Washington Lake. ”PFOS contamination poses a serious health threat, and residents of Newburgh are right to be concerned…

W&L Files Class Action Petition on Behalf of Oklahomans Affected by Earthquakes

Weitz & Luxenberg, in partnership with Poynter Law Group, today announced it has filed a class action petition against four energy companies operating in Oklahoma who have refused to end fracking operations that are contributing to increased earthquakes throughout the state. The law firm will represent the homeowners and businesses that have suffered from these human-induced…

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