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Customers File Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits Alleging Excess Formaldehyde

Customers File Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits Alleging Excess Formaldehyde August 15, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Toano, VA The number of Lumber Liquidators lawsuits consolidated for pretrial proceedings has jumped in a month to 135, according to court documents. Lumber Liquidators lawsuits allege homeowners who put certain laminate flooring in their home are exposed to unreasonably high levels of formaldehyde, putting them at risk of health problems and lowering their home’s value.
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Manufacturer May Be Liable for Machine Causing Release of Asbestos From Another Company’s Product

Manufacturer May Be Liable for Machine Causing Release of Asbestos From Another Company’s Product July 30, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A California Court of Appeals has reversed a summary judgement decision favoring a manufacturer, now allowing the plaintiff to return to a trial court for a strict liability suit against the manufacturer for his wife’s death when she developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure.
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More Evidence for Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits—Negligence

More Evidence for Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits—Negligence July 25, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA It’s a difficult decision: You bought flooring from Lumber Liquidators and discovered it was made in China, which explains why your air test indicates it has high levels of formaldehyde. And you have toddlers crawling on the floor. Do you rip it out, dip into your savings and buy flooring from a reputable company, or do you join a Lumber Liquidators class-action lawsuit and wait for compensation?
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CEO Lynch Out, Fortunes Continue to Fall for Lumber Liquidators

CEO Lynch Out, Fortunes Continue to Fall for Lumber Liquidators July 9, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Toano, VA The optics were never good from the beginning. They never are, when the venerable CBS investigative unit 60 Minutes comes knocking at your door. That said, the optics keep going from bad to worse with the recent and abrupt resignation of Lumber Liquidators’ CEO in late spring. The resignation came just two weeks after announcing that the company was suspending sales of Lumber Liquidators toxic flooring sourced from China.
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Plaintiff Awarded $6 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit

Plaintiff Awarded $6 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit July 5, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Moore, OK A plaintiff who filed asbestos lawsuits against more than 10 companies has been awarded $6 million. Michael Dalier filed lawsuits against the companies after he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Although the award was only made against two companies, and did not include punitive damages, the jury still awarded Dalier millions of dollars.
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Study: More Than 10,000 Americans Killed by Asbestos Every Year

Study: More Than 10,000 Americans Killed by Asbestos Every Year June 20, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC An analysis from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund suggests that as many as 15,000 Americans die every year due to asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos through drilling mud, construction materials and a host of other products are at an increased risk of asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
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Does Your Laminate Flooring Have Too Much Formaldehyde?

Does Your Laminate Flooring Have Too Much Formaldehyde? June 17, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA As more Lumber Liquidators lawsuits are filed, a multidistrict litigation has been set up in Virginia. Meanwhile, the company has announced that it will stop the sale of certain products. The announcement comes after an announcement that Lumber Liquidators faces possible criminal charges from the US Department of Justice, and was shortly followed with an announcement of the resignation of the company's CEO, Robert Lynch.
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Another Asbestos Laundry Death: Children Continue Wrongful Death Asbestos Lawsuit

Another Asbestos Laundry Death: Children Continue Wrongful Death Asbestos Lawsuit June 12, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA An asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit currently winding its way through a Louisiana federal court is minus one claim after a federal judge granted partial summary judgment to the defendant(s) and tossed a claim made by the plaintiffs for mental anguish. A host of remaining claims, however, are still at play.
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Attorney Discusses RICO Lawsuit Involving Governor and Oil Companies: California’s “Water-Gate”

Attorney Discusses RICO Lawsuit Involving Governor and Oil Companies: California’s “Water-Gate” June 6, 2015. By Jane Mundy.
Bakersfield, CA Just when you think the water situation in California can’t get much worse, fracking in Kern County has resulted in contaminated water that has so far killed one plaintiff’s cherry orchard. A RICO lawsuit filed two days ago claims that Governor Jerry Brown’s office ordered the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to approve permits to inject contaminated water, which violates the Safe Drinking Water Act.
“The potential impact to our food supply and water supply is enormous,” says attorney Patricia Oliver.
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Kern County Group Files RICO Lawsuit Against Governor and Oil Companies

Kern County Group Files RICO Lawsuit Against Governor and Oil Companies June 3, 2015. By LAS Staff Writer.
Los Angeles (June 3, 2015) (Press Release) The Committee to Protect Agricultural Water, a citizen organization comprised of farmers and individuals concerned about California’s drinking water, filed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) complaint in Federal Court. The RICO Complaint alleges that Governor Jerry Brown’s office ordered the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (“DOGGR”) to approve permits to inject contaminated water in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
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