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National Guardsmen Exposed to Chromium in Iraq

Lethal Exposure of US Troops to Hexavalent Chromium in Iraq-Pentagon Contractor KBR at Fault? In 2003, members of the Oregon, South Carolina and Indiana National Guard were stationed at the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in southern Iraq. During their tour of duty, they were exposed to hexavalent chromium, a...

Student Diabetes Lawsuit from Violation of Section 504

Inadequate Care for Diabetic Students Leads to Class Action Lawsuit January 9, 2009 -- In October 2005, the public interest organization Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of four children with diabetes and their parents. The suit was filed under federal disability...

CA Certified Appellate Specialist

Lloyd "Butch" LeRoy recertified as an Appellate Specialist in California December 16, 2008 -- Lloyd "Butch" LeRoy, a Junior Partner at Brayton Purcell has been recertified as an appellate specialist by the State Bar of California. Mr. LeRoy, who manages the firm's appellate practice group has been with the firm...

Metalclad's Unibestos Insulation Cause of Mesothelioma

Janitor and Marine Machinist Wins Multi-Million Dollar Settlement for Mesothelioma San Francisco, CA -- December 10, 2008 -- After two weeks in trial, a retired San Francisco Bay Area janitor and marine machinist, on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, won a settlement in excess of $7.5 million from defendants responsible for...

Independent Pharmacists Against Tobacco Sales

Corporate Pharmacies Forced to Relinquish Tobacco Profits November 7, 2008 -- The City of San Francisco has taken a strong position on tobacco sales in pharmacies within its city limits. An ordinance which went into effect October 1, 2008, requires pharmacies to remove tobacco products and signage from their stores....

Plant Insulation Company Settles Asbestos Lung Cancer Case

Plant Insulation Company Settles Asbestos Case San Francisco, CA -- July 17, 2008 -- On the day before closing arguments were scheduled to commence, defendant Plant Insulation Company elected to pay the plaintiffs' settlement demand and resolve the asbestos case, Kathleen Schiebold, et al. v. Plant Insulation Company, et al....

Southern California Predatory Mortgage Lending Ring Arrested

California Mortgage Fraud Ring Arrested for Predatory Lending Practices SAN BERNARDINO, CA -- April 4, 2008 -- Prosecutors cracked down on a California mortgage fraud ring on March 18. The fraud ring, allegedly led by 25-year old real estate agent Eric Pony, reportedly took advantage of thousands of home buyers...