Asbestos Covered Steam Pipe Bursts Under the Streets of Manhattan

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July 20, 2018 - LK Partner Robert Komitor Is Interviewed and Appears on NBC New York Affiliate WNBC to Discuss the Impacts During the Height of the Disaster. Asbestos dangers lurk everywhere and may emerge at any time. There is no better example for that than turning to the streets of New York City, where a Con Edison steam […]

LK Wins Ruling Allowing Mesothelioma Ship Worker’s Case To Proceed in New York

Oil Tanker Mesothelioma

March 23, 2018 - On September 20, 2017, attorneys from Levy Konigsberg earned an important legal victory from a Manhattan-based federal court in New York. Levy Konigsberg represents the estate of Mr. Jurgen Unterberg, who worked as an engineering officer on several different oil tankers from 1973 to 1978 for a company called Mobil Shipping and Transportation Company (“MOSAT”). […]

Lead Poisoning Victim to Sue Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority

March 20, 2018 - The effect of lead exposure in children has been a national health concern for decades. There is no known level of lead in the blood that is considered safe for children. Lead exposure is associated with a number of conditions in children, including poor academic achievement and impaired focus. Because the consequences of lead exposure […]

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 […]

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