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Finalists for Trial Lawyer of the Year Award

A settlement that held a dozen U.S. oil giants accountable for contaminating the water supply throughout the country has won the notice of one of America’s most influential legal organizations and put the legal team behind the lawsuit in the running for the Public Justice 2009 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Named as finalists…

Pompton Lakes Study Finds Elevated Lymphomas

Our environmental attorneys would like to inform residents of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey of a new public health study concerning their community. The study found that residents of one area of Pompton Lakes have more than three times the rate of kidney cancer in women and more than 2.5 times the rate of non-Hodgkins lymphoma…

$5.5 Million in Asbestos Factory Deaths

A McLean County, Illinois jury awarded three widows $5.5 million in a lawsuit alleging their husbands were exposed to asbestos at a Bloomington factory. The men, Merlon Dukes, Bob Blessing and John Watkins, worked at Union Asbestos & Rubber Co., later called UNARCO Industries Inc., during the 1950s and 1960s. All three workers died of…

$2 Million for Illinois Postal Worker

Weitz & Luxenberg has protected the legal rights of workers since 1986. And in that time the firm’s mesothelioma lawyers have won several billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients injured by asbestos. A former Illinois postal worker charged in a lawsuit that he developed mesothelioma cancer from occupational asbestos exposure. After a three-week…

Dangers of Improper Asbestos Abatement

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is troubled by the recent rash of violations in New York State that were committed by unscrupulous asbestos abatement contractors and construction business owners that are responsible for the improper handling of asbestos despite the known health risks. The firm has represented tens of thousands of men and women who were…

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