Legal Developments in Environmental Issues:

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Italy and Germany Environmental issues are gaining significant attention worldwide, with notable legal developments in climate change litigation and renewable energy regulations. Recent cases in Italy and Germany highlight the increasing role of the judiciary and legislative bodies in addressing environmental challenges. Climate Change Litigation in Italy In a landmark decision, the Court of Rome […]

Addressing Today’s Environmental Issues

Environmental issues have become a significant concern in recent years, impacting public health, wildlife, and the planet’s overall well-being. From chemical contamination to air and water pollution, these challenges require immediate attention and legal intervention to protect communities and ecosystems. Major Environmental Issues Today Major environmental issues we face today include: Environmental Law Environmental laws […]

Understanding PFAS Exposure:

Health Impacts Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of human-made chemicals widely used for their water and grease-resistant properties. Found in everyday items such as non-stick cookware, water-repellent clothing, and firefighting foams, PFAS have become a significant environmental and health concern due to their persistence and potential toxicity. What are PFAS and AFFF? […]

Your Rights as a Refinery Neighbor

Living near an oil refinery can bring many challenges. You have the right to clean air, clean water, and a safe environment. The owners of refineries have an obligation to respect these rights. When they don’t, you may face health risks or damage to your property. Let’s explore the rights and protections you have, and […]

How do class actions help empower individuals?

Class action lawsuits are a powerful legal tool that allows groups of people who have been similarly harmed to come together and seek justice as one united front. These cases can involve a variety of issues, from consumer fraud to corporate negligence and environmental harm. Class actions give individuals a stronger voice and allow them […]

Court Appointment to the PEC:

Understanding the Significance In complex legal battles involving multiple plaintiffs with similar claims, Multi-District Litigation (MDL) emerges as a crucial mechanism to streamline proceedings. At the heart of MDL cases lies the court appointment of an executive committee to represent the interests of the plaintiffs. This is called the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee or “PEC”. This […]

PFAS Contamination at Cannon AFB

The Department of Defense concluded Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico is one of the most heavily contaminated sites in the country. The DOD included Cannon in the “top 10 of prioritized active US Air Force installations” for addressing PFAS contamination. This article discusses environmental concerns, health risks, ongoing cleanup efforts, and lawsuits related […]

What is PFOS?

This article explains perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). Let us delve into the key details about PFOS and understand its role and impact. The 3M Company formulated PFOS and holds the patent on its unique chemical structure. Chemists characterize its structure based upon the eight-carbon fluorocarbon chain fully covered with fluorine, coupled with a sulfonic acid group. […]

Work Exposure to PFAS Associated with Cancer

Often, workers contact PFAS chemicals without knowing they are being exposed to these dangerous chemicals. Investigators study work exposures to PFAS to figure out whether it affects human health and to protect workers from further harm. Scientists have become alarmed that workers exposed to PFAS have a higher risk of kidney, testicular, and liver cancer. […]

Injured in refinery explosion.

Our attorneys focus on human health and safety. As a result, we understand the critical importance of maintaining safe working environments. Certainly, this is the case in high-risk industries such as oil refining. This article aims to educate refinery workers. Firstly, on safety practices. Secondly, the article presents statistics on refinery explosions. And finally, it […]

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