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November 7, 2014

Takata’s cover-up of airbag defect could outpace GM’s cover-up

In a series of recalls ominously similar to those made by General Motors earlier this year for a faulty ignition switch, 10 major vehicle manufacturers, including Honda and Toyota, have issued recalls on more than 7.8 million vehicles that may contain defective airbags that could explode on impact and shoot metal shrapnel at the occupants.

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October 21, 2014

Holding GM accountable

The statistics of GM’s recalls this year are staggering. There are more than 70 different vehicle recalls ranging from defective ignition switches to faulty tie rods and brakes, all affecting more than 26 million cars in the U.S. alone.

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October 10, 2014

Discussing the latest in asbestos lung cancer litigation

by: Motley Rice

As many Americans are all too aware, lung cancer continues to be the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. It is mainly seen as a disease of the elderly, with more than 82 percent of those suffering 60 years of age or older.

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September 23, 2014

Only in America

Yesterday, Arab Bank was found liable for knowingly providing material support to Hamas which substantially assisted Hamas in carrying out 24 separate terrorist attacks killing and injuring hundreds of American citizens. This case marked the very first time a financial institution has ever been tried in the United States for violating the Anti-Terrorism Act.

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September 22, 2014

Today’s unanimous terrorism funding verdict a historic day for justice

Almost 10 years since my partner and friend Ron Motley said to me, “Joe, we can make a difference, this is a cause no one else will do,” a Brooklyn, N.Y. jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the plaintiffs in Linde et al. v. Arab Bank PLC, finding Arab Bank responsible for terrorist financing – the first time that a financial institution has been brought to trial under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

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September 11, 2014

A Day of Remembrance 2014

Thirteen years have passed, and yet the memories of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 remain etched in our collective memory. Today, tens of thousands of survivors, residents, area workers and responders suffer from respiratory illnesses and related injuries as a result of exposure to toxic World Trade Center dust in the aftermath, rescue, recovery and clean-up.

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September 3, 2014

Halliburton’s management of risk

I was proud to be a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee that announced a settlement yesterday with Halliburton Energy Services Inc. This settlement will make approximately $1 billion in additional funds available to some victims of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.

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August 8, 2014

Viagra and Melanoma: Are they related?

A study published earlier this year by the American Medical Association found that “Sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra)] use may be associated with an increased risk of developing melanoma.” How much of a risk? An eighty-four percent risk, to be exact.

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July 2, 2014

10 seconds may save your summer vacation

It may take a couple extra seconds out of your summer vacation time this year, but taking a few small steps to ensure your family’s safety while on the road or during your vacation stay could save you from some mishaps down the road.

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June 9, 2014

Supreme Court allows BEL claims to proceed

Good news came today for claimants in the Deepwater Horizon litigation when the U.S. Supreme Court refused BP’s request to block payments under the Business and Economic Loss (BEL) Settlement Agreement while the Court considers whether or not it will review BP’s challenge of that settlement’s terms.

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May 28, 2014

Fifth Circuit soundly rules but BP wrench-throwing continues

Next week will mark eight months since claims payments through the Deepwater Horizon Settlement’s Business Economic Loss program were halted due to an October 2013 Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in which Judge Barbier was instructed to craft a “narrowly-tailored injunction” that subsequently stopped payouts.

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