Catastrophic Railway Accidents Raise Questions About Safety Standards

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March 20, 2018 - A series of catastrophic railway accidents have made news headlines in the past few years, including four fatal accidents involving Amtrak trains since December 2017. The causes of these collisions vary, but investigators have indicated that insufficient safety precautions contributed to many of these deadly incidents. Inadequate training procedures and failure to install safety mechanisms […]

Ninth Circuit Court Demands EPA Issue Updated Rules on Lead Poisoning

March 19, 2018 - The standards for lead-based paint and dust were issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2001 and have not been updated since that time. Now, an order by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit mandates that the EPA propose revised rules by March 27, 2018. The standards for lead-based paint […]

Victims Seek Legal Options Following New York City Terrorist Attacks

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March 17, 2018 - Families of victims of the terrorist attack on October 31, 2017 on the West Side Highway in Manhattan intend to sue the city and the state for maintaining an unsafe environment that contributed to the attack. Eight people were killed when an Uzbekistan immigrant from Paterson, New Jersey knocked down pedestrians and cyclists as he […]

2017 False Claims Act Year in Review: Government Recovers $3.7 Billion

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March 6, 2018 - Settlements and verdicts in fraud claims brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) amounted to a $3.7 billion payout to the Department of Justice in 2017. Since the FCA was amended in 1986 to enhance the role of whistleblowers and alleviate obstacles to initiating actions against alleged wrongdoers, more than $56 billion has been recovered […]

Levy Konigsberg Wins Ruling in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Brake Case

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January 17, 2018 - On August 4, 2017, mesothelioma attorneys from Levy Konigsberg (“LK”) won an important legal ruling in federal court in New Jersey. The firm represents the estate of Mr. Gerald Hoffeditz who worked as a mechanic and heavy equipment repairman on military trucks. These vehicles needed everything from transmissions to brake part repairs. Unfortunately, all these […]

LK Mesothelioma Department – Highlights and Lessons Learned in 2017

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December 26, 2017 - As 2017 comes to an end, we look back at a few of the highlights and lessons we learned this year.   Historic Mesothelioma Jury Verdict (April 7, 2017):   Levy Konigsberg (“LK”) achieved a historic victory, winning the first jury verdict in a peritoneal mesothelioma case involving cosmetic talc use. Our client, Florence Nemeth, lived […]

Flint Lawyers Take on NYCHA for Lead Paint Violations

December 7, 2017 - The lead poisoning attorneys at Levy Konigsberg LLP are taking on the New York City Housing Authority (“NYCHA”) for failing to make federally and locally mandated annual lead paint inspections for years. Under the New York City Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act (“Local Law 1 of 2004”), NYCHA is required to conduct annual visual inspections […]

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 […]

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