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Tweet Generates Asbestos Scare at Ohio School

2019-03-25T17:29:39-04:00March 17th, 2015|Asbestos|

It took a Tweet of a masked worker to alert the community to what appeared to be an asbestos abatement project being conducted at Ellet High School in Akron, OH. As is often the case with social media, the photo quickly went viral and parents inundated the school’s administration with ...

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Columbia University Employees Worry About Asbestos in the Air

2019-04-01T12:43:29-04:00February 24th, 2015|Asbestos|

Employees of Columbia University in New York City have reached out to their union for support in ensuring they are safe from asbestos exposure. The group fears that an asbestos abatement project may have sent asbestos fibers through the air ducts and into the air in the powerhouse chiller plant ...

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Lack of Information About Asbestos Removal Work at CT High School Concerns Parents

2019-03-25T17:29:33-04:00January 27th, 2015|Abatement|

Concerns about asbestos in schools appear to be a growing problem in the U.S., and now, parents in Enfield, CT are voicing their concerns. Officials at Enfield High School began an asbestos abatement project, but parents say they did not explain the issues to them before beginning the work. According ...

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Toy-Related Injuries on the Rise, Study Finds

2019-03-27T14:06:21-04:00January 14th, 2015|Product Liability|

Now that the holiday shopping season is over, you may want to be extra vigilant about children’s toys in light of a new study that finds one child is hurt every three minutes by a toy in the United States. The study, published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, used statistics ...

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What is No-Fault Insurance?

2018-11-01T12:47:50-04:00November 5th, 2014|Car Accidents|

New York is a “no-fault” auto insurance state, which means that insurers are required to pay for limited medical bills by covering incidents regardless of fault resulting from automobile accidents, regardless of who is at fault for the accident. This guarantees insured motorists get some benefit from their insurance. No-fault ...

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Belluck & Fox Recognized by Best Lawyers

2019-03-25T15:27:37-04:00August 19th, 2014|Our Firm|

New York, NY – August 19, 2014 Belluck & Fox, LLP, a New York mesothelioma law firm that advocates for victims of asbestos and other serious injuries, is proud to announce that three attorneys at the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® ...

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Yale Fails to Withdraw Honorary Degree Given to European Corporate Leader Responsible for Thousands of Asbestos-Related Deaths

2019-03-25T20:42:24-04:00August 19th, 2014|Asbestos|

Thousands of workers at Eternit, a European cement and roofing company, have succumbed to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. As a result of this egregious loss of life, the owner of the company was found guilty of “causing an environmental disaster” and was sentenced to 16 years in Italian prison. ...

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Kingston Schools Undergo Renovations, Asbestos Removal

2019-03-27T14:07:22-04:00August 7th, 2014|Abatement|

Construction workers renovating the former Sophie Finn Elementary School have run into “unanticipated asbestos” issues. Work on the future site of a satellite campus for Ulster County Community College will require additional money in order to complete the project. According to an article in Daily Freeman News, officials are asking ...

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Appellate Court Awards $16M to Widows of Mesothelioma

2019-03-08T11:41:03-05:00July 7th, 2014|Case Results|

Last week the New York appellate court ruled in favor of two widows who lost their husbands to mesothelioma after years of on-the-job exposure to asbestos. The women, represented by the nationally recognized New York mesothelioma law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP will each receive a record-breaking $8 million ...

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New York School District is Proactive in Identifying and Mitigating Asbestos Issues in Schools

2019-03-27T14:06:15-04:00February 11th, 2014|Abatement|

After several incidents of unsafe levels of asbestos in Binghamton-area schools caused administrators to move students to other classrooms, the Binghamton City School District is being proactive in preventing future incidents. The same relocation initiative is being done with other areas exposed to asbestos such as offices. In an effort ...

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