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A Letter of Gratitude To Our Dear Veterans

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November 11, 2017 - By: Robin Blumenkranz Levy Konigsberg LLP (LK) salutes the brave men and women that put their lives in danger each day to protect our great nation. Today, on Veterans Day and each-and-every day, we acknowledge the sacrifice that soldiers, sailors, airmen, coastguardsmen, and marines make for our freedom and we proudly honor these selfless heroes. […]

Areas of Portland, Oregon Found With High Levels of Lead in Drinking Water

November 8, 2017 - The city of Portland, Oregon recently tested water samples from 134 homes that contain plumbing from when lead was a commonly used component and found that more than 13 percent of the water samples from these “high risk” homes contained lead levels in excess of the federal and state limit of 15 parts per billion. […]

One-Third of High Risk Children Untested for Lead Poisoning in California

September 27, 2017 - The Flint Water Crisis has brought lead poisoning back into the national spotlight, decades after lead-based paint and leaded gasoline have been banned across the country. The renewed awareness of the neurotoxic effects of lead poisoning, especially in young children, might have created a sense of urgency in state, local, and federal governments to eradicate […]

LK Wins Mesothelioma Ruling for Navy Serviceman and Family

March 16, 2017 - Providence, RI, March 16, 2017 – Today, Levy Konigsberg announced an important legal victory for the family of a man, James Stevens, who developed mesothelioma as the result of his asbestos exposure that took place aboard the USS Allagash during the early 1950s. Mr. Stevens was a boiler technician and worked on the asbestos-containing boilers […]

Mesothelioma Law Firm Collects $7.98 Million for Power Plant Worker

February 23, 2017 - New York, NY, February 23, 2017 – Today, Levy Konigsberg announced that it received payment of $7.98 million for a client who died from mesothelioma as the result of asbestos exposure at one of New York’s largest powerhouses. The money was paid by National Grid, successor to the Long Island Lighting Company (“LILCO”), as the […]

Do You Work For A Motor Vehicle Manufacturer, Supplier, Or Dealership And Came Across Safety Violations Your Employer Is Trying To Keep Hidden? Don’t Let Them Get Away With It, Call Now!

February 8, 2017 - Motor Vehicle Accidents are one of the highest causes of death in the United States. While we may never be able to eliminate motor vehicle accidents due to human error, Congress has taken a huge step in enacting The Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act. Like the SEC Whistleblower Program and the CFTC Whistleblower Program, the […]

2016 False Claims Act Year in Review: Whistleblowers Collect $519 Million

January 11, 2017 - Fiscal Year 2016 proved another strong year for the False Claims Act. With a total recovery of more than $4.7 billion this year, the Government has recovered more than $31 billion since 2009. Of the $4.7 billion recovered, $2.9 billion resulted from whistleblowers who filed qui tam actions under the False Claims Act. The qui […]

New Study Confirms Importance of Whistleblowers in Preventing Corporate Fraud

December 19, 2016 - A new study by University of Iowa professor Jaron H. Wilde confirms the importance of whistleblowers in deterring corporate misconduct. The New York Times published an article this week highlighting the findings of the study. The article by Gretchen Morgenson, titled “Whistle-Blowers Spur Companies to Change Their Ways” explains that the study demonstrates “for the […]

Where was the Wells Fargo Whistleblower? Part II.

December 16, 2016 - Recently, we discussed how the SEC was investigating Wells Fargo regarding the bank’s fraudulent practice of opening up bank accounts without customers’ knowledge. (If you’d like to read that article, please click here). Other than the scandal itself, one of the more shocking aspects of the entire situation was that it appears that no whistleblowers […]

Levy Konigsberg Appointed Lead Counsel in Flint Water Litigation

November 16, 2016 - Today the Circuit Court of Genesee County in Flint, Michigan distributed the first Case Management Order to govern the Flint Water Litigation. The Case Management Order states that it “applies to all cases filed in the Circuit Court of Genesee County in which a Plaintiff alleges personal injury, property damage or economic loss as a […]

SEC Investigating Wells Fargo Fraudulent Practices

November 10, 2016 - SEC Investigating Wells Fargo Fraudulent Practices Customers of Wells Fargo have plenty of reasons to be upset as the international banking company is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. In September, Wells Fargo paid $185 million to the Government for fraudulently opening more than 1.5 million accounts without customers’ knowledge. Now the SEC is […]

Whistleblower First! SEC Rewards Whistleblower $3.75 Million For Reporting Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

September 30, 2016 - BHP Billiton pays $25 million for failing to have adequate internal procedures in illegal quid pro quo agreement with foreign government officials. In 2015, BHP Billiton, the Australian based mining and metal company trading on the New York Stock Exchange, paid $25 million to the Security Exchanges Commission (“SEC”) for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices […]

Did Your Employer Actually Qualify For That Government Set-Aside It Received? Did Your Competition Win A Contract It Didn’t Deserve?

September 30, 2016 - Check out the requirements below to see if the winning contractor met the criteria to be eligible. If it wasn’t, you may be eligible for a reward for reporting this fraud. The set-aside and sole source programs offered by the Small Business Administration help companies obtained Government contracts that are owned by individuals who have […]

Kayaking for Mesothelioma: Reflections on a Father-Son Trip

September 12, 2016 - My oldest son Charlie is thirteen. For his entire life, I have been representing people with mesothelioma. It is hard for any child to understand the work of a parent outside the home. I have also found it difficult to explain to Charlie, and my other children, about what mesothelioma is, the community of people […]

LK Attorney Comments on Lead Crisis in East Chicago, Indiana

September 1, 2016 - There is an emerging soil crisis in East Chicago, Indiana, which has a population of about 30,000 people and sits less than 25 miles east of Chicago, Illinois. As early as 2009 city, state and federal agencies were aware of high lead levels in the soil, as a result of lead smelting operations that occurred […]

Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer

May 23, 2016 - Talcum powder, including Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Powder, may increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene purposes. Breaking 2/22/16: J&J ordered to pay $72 million in first trial over talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson “must pay $72 million to the family of a woman who blamed […]

Medical Error Is Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

May 5, 2016 - It is no secret that doctors make mistakes. What is not clear, however, is how frequently those mistakes are made, and how often such mistakes lead to patient death. That is because when a death certificate is issued, the original condition is listed as the cause of death, even if a medical mistake turned an […]

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