Today, I am proud to have served as negotiator for another historic tobacco-related settlement – a $100 million aggregate settlement with Lorillard Tobacco Company, Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, for hundreds of individual smokers that are part of the Engle-progeny tobacco cases.

BP owes compensation for economic losses suffered and for the livelihoods it has harmed. If you have a business or worked in these states and areas, it’s up to you to make sure you have had your records fully reviewed.

62 million. That’s how many vehicles were recalled by automakers in the United States in 2014. To put that in perspective, that’s about one car for every five on the road. And while GM holds a significant stake in that total with more than 80 separate recalls affecting close to 27 million automobiles just in North America, the Takata airbag issue also had a significant role in pushing this frightening number to its record breaking total.