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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…

W&L Files Legal Papers to Protect Oklahoma from Fracking

Weitz & Luxenberg, in partnership with Public Justice, served a “Notice of Intent to Sue” today on behalf of the Sierra Club, demanding four energy companies operating in Oklahoma scale back operations that have been linked to increasing seismic activity in the area. The notice formally requests Sandridge Exploration and Production, New Dominion, Chesapeake Operating…

W&L Exploring Southern California Oil Spill Victims’ Claims

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., today announced it is investigating claims from members of the fishing industry, property owners and others harmed by an oil spill that began Tuesday and blighted the shoreline just north of Santa Barbara, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in response to the oil spill. NBC News reported…

W&L Now Investigating WV CSX Oil Train Disaster Claims

Weitz & Luxenberg today began investigating claims by possible victims of a Feb. 16 tanker-car derailment and explosion that decimated the area in and around Boomer, West Virginia. The law firm indicated that the investigation will focus on potential cases against CSX Corp. and others responsible for the train disaster. As part of that investigation,…

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