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Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
Is Fracking Safe?
On June 28, 2013, King Pharmaceuticals LLC (“King”) agreed to pay a $2.2 million fine and take measures to comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA) to resolve alleged failures to comply with major source requirements at its...more
Originally published in Toxics Law Reporter on 12/13/2012.
As part of the ‘‘Green Chemistry’’ craze over the last few years, numerous states across the country have considered or enacted laws mandating companies selling...more
One of the things that has changed the most since I started practicing law two decades ago is the prevalence of surveillance video in tort cases. Given its influence on litigation, it’s important for both plaintiffs and...more
With greater knowledge comes greater responsibility, and greater liability. When it comes to nanotechnology, our ability to understand the potential risks is unprecedented, thanks in part to the asbestos mass tort experience....more
It is estimated that nearly 300 Billion emails are sent worldwide daily, according to a 2010 study by the Radicati Group, Inc. The massive amount of data and web traffic is mind-boggling, with some highlights shared in...more
The National Toxicology Program is accepting comments on a revised process for reviewing substances that may be added to its widely cited "Report on Carcinogens." NTP is accepting comments up to Nov. 30th.
The Report is...more
Please find below the recent client alert which was sent out to our Environment and CDM, and Projects, Mining, and Infrastructure clients....more
In This Update:
*Energy and Climate Legislation
..Oil Spill Hearings Continue
..House Passes Oil Spill Legislation
..Oil Spill Hearings...more
The recent decisions of Perry v. Novartis and Zandi v. Wyeth signify a trend towards courts excluding unreliable expert witness testimony based on differential diagnosis in toxic tort cases. Each of these courts...more
Veterans Administration finally awards relief to veteran who suffered nuclear radiation exposure during bomb testing in 1953, Nevada....more
In the sample evidentiary foundation, a sample from the charred remains from a suspected arson fire to a residential structure is presented to the witness. The witness explains the GC/MS test results. ...more