On Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, Metro Vancouver employer Arthur Moore was sentenced to 60 days in jail by the B.C. Supreme Court for failing to adequately protect his employees while they handled asbestos. According to court documents, Moore often hired young, recovering addicts and knowingly exposed them to asbestos during demolition work without providing the necessary protective equipment.
Human rights lawyer Don Migliori has been invited to speak at the 2012 Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Mass Violence and Emergency National Training Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., on Feb. 2, 2012.
Asbestos lawyer Vincent Greene has been invited to speak at the American Conference Institute's (ACI) 12th National Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation being held Jan. 26 and 27, 2012, at the Union League in Philadelphia.
On Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, Motley Rice member and asbestos lawyer Nate Finch participated in a policy debate hosted by the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy (CCJCA) regarding the asbestos bankruptcy trust system. Finch, a plaintiffs' lawyer, spoke with James Stengel of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe about whether information collected during payments made by bankruptcy trusts to asbestos victims should be shared in court cases filed by the same client. Stengel provided the defendants' perspective during this debate.
The inaugural 2012 edition of Benchmark Plaintiff, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Plaintiff Firms & Attorneys, recognized Motley Rice and a number of its attorneys in its national and local rankings.
A second alleged sexual abuse victim of Charleston-area teacher and coach Louis "Skip" ReVille filed a civil lawsuit today against Pinewood Preparatory School, its former headmaster Glyn Cowlishaw and guidance counselor Brendan Diffley.
The Honorable James Ed Kinkeade appointed Motley Rice member and hip replacement lawyer Don Migliori to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) for the DePuy® Pinnacle® multidistrict litigation, In re Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation.
In an FDA announcement on Jan. 4, 2012, the agency stated it was considering strengthening the classification of pelvic mesh devices from a Class II to Class III.
Pelvic mesh lawyer Fred Thompson will present on transvaginal mesh (pelvic mesh) and Actos® litigation at the HarrisMartin Conference being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami on Jan. 25, 2012.
As required by the Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act of 2008, the Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) allows veterans who were medically separated from service to have their disability rating reviewed.