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September 25, 2015

The Soul of our Practice…Our Clients

by: Motley Rice

I’ve been a lawyer for long enough to have done a little bit of everything from representing state agencies to dealing with disastrous divorces and sending criminals to jail. I’ve found satisfaction and much joy in helping my clients, and among those that have touched my heart the most are the victims of asbestos exposure.

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September 18, 2015

Effects of Asbestos Exposure Continue to Devastate Americans

Asbestos exposure is responsible for the deaths of 12,000 to 15,000 Americans every year. That is, according to a new study released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund. This is a stark increase from numbers released by the CDC and suggests that the true toll of asbestos exposure is even worse than previously thought.

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September 10, 2015

9/11: Standing in Remembrance, Fighting for the Living

This day will never be an easy day: not for survivors, not for the families of victims and not for the people who witnessed firsthand the most tragic day in American history. It will never be an easy day for any American, but it is a day that makes us come together—in pain, in remembrance and in solidarity—as a nation.

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August 5, 2015

Improving standards and stepping outside of the box in the battle against mesothelioma

If not for the actions of so many companies and asbestos-related industries, the issue of asbestos exposure, let alone an aggressive mesothelioma diagnosis, likely would never have been a thought for this family. However, there are researches, scientists, doctors and even patients who are working every day to bring change to the outcome of a mesothelioma diagnosis.

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July 22, 2015

Death Penalty a Possibility for Shining Lasers at Aircraft

Despite this danger to flights and the persons on the ground over whom they fly, apparently some people still think it’s “fun” to point powerful laser beams at airplanes. From shooting lights into cockpits from the top of skyscrapers to creating a flashbulb-like effect on the cockpit glass of police helicopters, to the more recent rash of close to three dozen flights over New Jersey and New York reporting lasers attacks on their planes, it looks to me like more than just “monkey see, monkey do” is taking place.

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July 2, 2015

With government entity deal offers, is BP finally changing its tune?

Today, BP disclosed to its investors that it recommends a $18.7 billion settlement to resolve the claims by the United States, the five Gulf Coast states, and local governments that filed suits against the oil company as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Could BP finally be realizing that 2015 may be the year in which it must accept the responsibility for the damages it owes the Gulf Coast area due to the 2010 oil spill and its aftermath?

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