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Massachusetts Landlord Faces Stiff Fines for Asbestos Violations During Renovations

Posted on September 27, 2016 by justice scales

Once again, a property owner who was trying to save money and cut corners during asbestos removal is in trouble with the law. A New Bedford, MA landlord hired a contractor to handle renovations of three properties in 2009. However,… Keep Reading

Kayaking to Call Attention To Mesothelioma

Posted on September 20, 2016 by kayak4meso2016

Brittany Russell, associate attorney at Belluck & Fox, LLP who focuses on asbestos disease related cases, joined over 220 kayakers on the Hudson River in the Kayaking 4 Meso event, held September 10 in Stillwater, NY. Kayakers paddled eight miles… Keep Reading

Mesothelioma Awareness Day Sheds Light on the Dangers of Asbestos

Posted on September 13, 2016 by knowledge-is-power

Poor decisions made by companies decades ago still haunt many of the former workers today. Prior to the 1980s, asbestos was used in car brakes and clutches, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles, roof shingles and many other construction materials. Now,… Keep Reading

Senator Boxer Urges EPA to Include “All Forms of Asbestos” on TSCA List

Posted on September 6, 2016 by Asbestos word cloud

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California), one of the strongest advocates for keeping Americans safe from the hazards of asbestos, is calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to quickly include all forms of asbestos in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)…. Keep Reading

Labor Day is a Day to Educate About the Dangers of Asbestos in the Workplace

Posted on September 5, 2016 by work-boots-889816_640

Finally, a day off and a long weekend to celebrate the end of summer on this Labor Day holiday. However, as Americans head to the beach to celebrate, it is important to remember the roots of this holiday: a day… Keep Reading

New Jersey School Forced to Remove Asbestos Found During A/C Upgrade

Posted on August 30, 2016 by asbestos sign

We have reported numerous times on asbestos discovery and removal in U.S. schools. Just a year ago, we reported about the concerns raised by U.S. Senators over the safety risk asbestos poses to children in the school system. Now, school… Keep Reading

Could Canadian Mesothelioma Screening Trial Improve Reporting Numbers?

Posted on August 23, 2016 by asbestos-39996_640

Last month, a professor at the University of Calgary questioned the validity of a report of the number of asbestos-related workplace deaths in Alberta, Canada. One reason the numbers are low, he claims, is that mesothelioma cases are under-reported. However,… Keep Reading

U.S. Steel Fined for Exposing Workers to Asbestos Hazards

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Dumpster-non

In July, we reported on the charges a Dearborn, MI school district official faced after harassing an employee after she raised concerns over potential asbestos exposure. Now, thanks to a concerned employee at U.S. Steel, the company is facing nearly… Keep Reading

Three Belluck & Fox Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America

Posted on August 15, 2016 by

NEW YORK, NY, August 15, 2016 — Three highly skilled lawyers from the New York law firm Belluck & Fox have once again been recognized among the nation’s most outstanding attorneys, as ranked by their legal peers in the 23rd… Keep Reading

Belluck & Fox Attorney Named Mass Tort Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” for NYC

Posted on August 15, 2016 by

NEW YORK, NY, August 15, 2016  — Belluck & Fox is proud to announce that trial counsel James C. Long Jr. has been named the Best Lawyers 2017 Mass Tort Litigation “Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year” for New York City…. Keep Reading