Asthma epidemic at Pittsburgh elementary school linked to pollution from nearby coke plant
(Natural News) According to a report, the Clairton Coke Works Plant in Pennsylvania has been linked to an alarming “asthma epidemic” at an elementary school in Pittsburgh. Researchers revealed that constant toxic pollution, coming from a neighboring coke plant, is the major cause of the almost doubled asthma rates of children at an elementary school. Clairton Elementary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The U.S. hasn’t learned its lessons from the toxic mining of uranium
(Natural News) As the U.S. moves closer towards increasing domestic mining operations of uranium, an EcoWatch article warned that bitter lessons about unreliable regulation and volatile economic patterns will be forgotten. Inevitably, the public will end up paying for the profits of the uranium industry. In the past, the U.S. mined and milled radioactive uranium within its borders.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GreenMedInfo blows the lid on SOYLENT, a cocktail of GMOs, chemical "vitamins" and questionable ingredients
(Natural News) As a general rule, anything promoted by the status quo is probably toxic to your mental or physical health. At the same time, natural health solutions that really work — herbal medicine, Chinese Medicine, superfoods, etc. — are systematically attacked and smeared. That helps explain why the status quo is promoting Soylent, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Genotype Screening Needed Before Fluoropyrimidines? Is Genotype Screening Needed Before Fluoropyrimidines?
Dr David Kerr on how the recent case for DPYD screening may be on (and off) mark in addressing chemotherapy toxicity.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

The FDA Just Moved to Limit the Amount of Nicotine in Cigarettes
In a historic step, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving toward limiting the amount of nicotine in cigarettes, in an effort to make them less addictive. The agency on Thursday announced that it is proposing a rule that, if enacted, would “lower nicotine in cigarettes to minimally or non-addictive levels.” The proposal — which is still in preliminary stages and is likely to face a long legislative road — bolsters the FDA’s stated intent to step up regulations on cigarettes and nicotine addiction, and opens the process to public comment and information-gathering. “Given their ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Hospital Implementing Advanced Toxicology Treatment
[Ethiopian Herald] St. Peter's Specialized Hospital is implementing advanced toxicology treatment by opening Toxicology Research Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Black Cancer Matters
A documentary shines a spotlight on the grim relationship between race and cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Blacks Race and Ethnicity Hazardous and Toxic Substances Water Pollution Cancer Georgia-Pacific Corp Source Type: news

Nanostructures created by UCLA scientists could make gene therapies safer, faster and more affordable
UCLA scientists have developed a new method that utilizes microscopic splinter-like structures called “nanospears” for the targeted delivery of biomolecules such as genes straight to patient cells. These magnetically guided nanostructures could enable gene therapies that are safer, faster and more cost-effective.The research waspublished in the journal ACS Nano by senior author Paul Weiss, UC Presidential Chair and distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, materials science and engineering, and member of theEli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA.Gene the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Animal Model with “Humanized” Liver Predicts Drug Toxicity in Human Livers
A special type of mouse with human cells in its liver helps to predict which experimental drugs can cause liver failure and should thus not be tested in humans. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gut Protein Punches Holes in Bacteria
The body releases a protein, Regllla, that protects the intestinal lining from toxic bacteria by creating tubular structures in the cell wall to kill them. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cancer warning: Cooking with this type of oil releases toxic chemicals linked to disease
CANCER is a disease where cells in the body grow out of control. Signs and symptoms differ depending on where in the body you have a growth. Certain things have been found to increase risk of the disease developing, including cooking your food in a certain oil. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corporate retaliation: Monsanto is trying to take down civic group that warned about health risks of glyphosate herbicide
(Natural News) A group that dedicates itself to conjoining people with the pressing policy issues that affect them is being targeted by the world’s most evil corporation for daring to spread the truth about the toxicity of glyphosate, a highly pervasive crop chemical that’s commonly sprayed on genetically-modified (GM) crops. According to reports, Monsanto has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rohingya Crisis May Be Genocide, UN Officials Say
A Rohingya refugee woman carries relief supplies to her makeshift shelter. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 2018 (IPS)In the wake of persistent violence against the Rohingya community, UN officials have expressed growing fears that genocide is being incited and committed in Myanmar. Since violence renewed in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August 2017, almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled to neighboring Bangladesh.Often arriving to limited food and shelter, refugees have brought with them stories of serious human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings, sexual v...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Smoke-damaged airway tissue restored on switching to glo
(R&D at British American Tobacco) Studies by British American Tobacco show that airway tissue damaged on exposure to smoke was restored when exposed to vapor from glo rather than smoke. These results add to evidence that glo has reduced risk potential compared to cigarettes. glo is a tobacco heating product designed to heat rather than burn tobacco. Tests show that glo heated tobacco vapor has around 90-95 percent less of certain toxicants than cigarette smoke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

State bill would protect utility companies from liability for pesticide pollution: Federal wildlife officials raise alarm
(Natural News) The Alaskan Senate is currently considering the passage of a bill that would exempt local power companies from being held accountable for the widespread contamination of the toxic pesticide called Penta in south-central Alaska, warned a KTOO article. Power lines throughout the state are supported by around 250,000 wooden poles. As protection against wood-boring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Presidential Panel Says High-Priced Cancer Drugs Harm Patient Care
TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 -- " Financial toxicity " caused by high cancer drug prices is harming people's ability to fight the dreaded disease, a new report from the President's Cancer Panel warns. The report, released Tuesday, argues that urgent action... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Exposing Teens To Cancer-Causing Toxins, Report Says
CBS Local — A new report is shedding more light on what dangerous chemicals are inside e-cigarettes. According to scientists in California, vaping is exposing teens to “potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes.” A study done by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has revealed that teens using e-cigarettes are inhaling at least eight different toxic compounds into their bodies while vaping. “Teenagers need to be warned that the vapor produced by e-cigarettes is not harmless water vapor, but actually contains some of the same toxic chem...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Chris Melore e-cigarettes Local TV talkers Teens vaping Source Type: news

Skp2-dependent reactivation of AKT drives resistance to PI3K inhibitors
The PI3K-AKT kinase signaling pathway is frequently deregulated in human cancers, particularly breast cancer, where amplification and somatic mutations of PIK3CA occur with high frequency in patients. Numerous small-molecule inhibitors targeting both PI3K and AKT are under clinical evaluation, but dose-limiting toxicities and the emergence of resistance limit therapeutic efficacy. Various resistance mechanisms to PI3K inhibitors have been identified, including de novo mutations, feedback activation of AKT, or cross-talk pathways. We found a previously unknown resistance mechanism to PI3K pathway inhibition that results in ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - March 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Clement, E., Inuzuka, H., Nihira, N. T., Wei, W., Toker, A. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

4 personal care products you can pitch in the trash (and replace with something much better)
(Natural News) It can be a tough pill to swallow to discover that nearly everything we have been eating, drinking, breathing, and putting on our skin has been laced with toxic ingredients that have zero value for our bodies. However, it’s even tougher to deal with the fall-out of these poisons if we don’t adjust... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Ignoring Science at Our Peril
History is filled with examples of scientifically sound guidance that was ignored by those in power. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Food Contamination and Poisoning Hazardous and Toxic Substances Salmonella (Bacteria) Coal Weather Carbon Dioxide Global Warming Source Type: news

Acute carbon monoxide toxicity in a paediatric cohort: analysis of 10 boys poisoned during a scuba diving lesson - McDermott JH, Reynard C, Perry J, Dear JW, Child F, Jenner R.
BACKGROUND: Recent public health strategies have contributed towards a significant reduction in the incidence of carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings. When events do occur, symptoms can vary dramatically depending on the carboxyhaemoglobin level and individual ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Water troughs are key to E. coli contamination in cattle
(Cornell University) A major study led by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers reveals for the first time that water troughs on farms are a conduit for the spread of toxic E. coli in cattle, which can then spread the pathogen to people through bacteria in feces. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting
(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe (SETAC Europe) 28th Annual Meeting will be held 13-17 May in Rome, Italy. Over 2,500 scientists from more than 60 countries spanning six continents will gather to discuss the latest research in environmental science. Featuring about 2,546 presentations over 88 sessions, with 572 platform presentations and 1,974 poster presentations including special sessions with invited talks, this international annual meeting is the biggest of its kind in Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Two drugs prevent heart problems in breast cancer patients
(University of Kentucky) Data presented from a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session Data demonstrated the effectiveness of beta blockers or ACE inhibitors to reduce the risk of cardio toxicity for HER2-positive breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Toxic Particle Linked to Diesel Kills 6,000 a Year in Germany - Agency Toxic Particle Linked to Diesel Kills 6,000 a Year in Germany - Agency
Some 6,000 early deaths linked to nitrogen oxides (NOx) are recorded each year in Germany, the Federal Environmental Agency said on Thursday, providing more evidence of the health hazards posed by the toxic particles mostly produced by diesel engines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Microplastics found in 73 percent of fish in the Northwest Atlantic, according to latest research
(Natural News) By now toxic microplastics are everywhere. Their victims include seabirds, aquatic mammals, and mega-fauna. Now, they’re also in three out of every four mesopelagic fish caught in the Northwest Atlantic, warned a Science Daily article. The 73 percent contamination rate is one of the highest levels in the world. The unique feeding behavior... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe methanol poisoning with neurological sequelae: implications for diagnosis and management - Holt NR, Nickson CP.
A 22-year-old woman presented with methanol toxicity manifesting as headache, reduced conscious state and visual change after consuming home-made grappa. She progressed to a coma with fixed mydriasis and severe acidaemia (pH 6.55). She was treated with emp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Toxic particle linked to diesel kills 6,000 a year in Germany: Agency
BERLIN (Reuters) - Some 6,000 early deaths linked to nitrogen oxides (NOx) are recorded each year in Germany, the Federal Environmental Agency said on Thursday, providing more evidence of the health hazards posed by the toxic particles mostly produced by diesel engines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What We Know About Russian Spies And Nerve Agents
British authorities say that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent in England this week. Steve Inskeep speaks with Alastair Hay, a toxicologist at Leeds University. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thirdhand smoke found to increase lung cancer risk in mice
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at Berkeley Lab identified thirdhand smoke, the toxic residues that linger on indoor surfaces and in dust long after a cigarette has been extinguished, as a health hazard nearly 10 years ago. Now a new study has found that it also increases lung cancer risk in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Commercial pesticides: Not as safe as they seem
(Frontiers) This is the first comprehensive review of gaps in risk assessments for adjuvants in pesticide formulations which are not currently subject to safety assessments. Ignoring the potential dangers of other ingredients in commonly used commercial pesticides leads to inaccuracies in the safety profile of the pesticide solution, as well as confusion in scientific literature on pesticide effects. The review suggests that new regulations are needed to protect people and the environment from toxic pesticide ingredients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Brief Introduction to Medical Device Biocompatibility
The phrase “First, do no harm” embodies the idea—with threads scattered back through the history of medicine—that when it comes to patient care, safety comes first. It is in defense of this idea that governments have founded regulatory bodies to protect public health in medical matters. Protecting patient safety by ensuring that new medical devices do no harm is also a calling applicable to manufacturers. Unintended harm inflicted by a medical device can originate from a variety of routes. Consider an implant immediately after implantation: If it is not clean and sterile, it can cause a life-threate...
Source: MDDI - March 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Matthew Jorgensen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Testing Materials Source Type: news

Hikers poisoned: Veratrum steroidal alkaloid toxicity following ingestion of foraged Veratrum parviflorum - Anwar M, Turner M, Farrell N, Zomlefer WB, McDougal OM, Morgan BW.
INTRODUCTION: Steroidal alkaloids are found in plants of the genus Veratrum. Their toxicity manifests as gastrointestinal symptoms followed by a Bezold-Jarisch reflex: hypopnea, hypotension, and bradycardia. Some Veratrum steroidal alkaloids are also terat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Social factors, toxic exposures: Study to examine confluence of children's health risks
(Colorado State University) At Colorado State University, a multidisciplinary research team is taking a deep dive on a multitude of environmental and social stressors, and how they affect health outcomes for young children. The researchers are supported by a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

City Of Flint: High Court Should Hear Case 'Of National Importance'
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The city of Flint, Mich., on Feb. 16 filed a reply brief in the U.S. Supreme Court contending that the original claims brought by residents pertaining to the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city are preempted by Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the city's petition before the Supreme Court "raised questions of national importance warranting certiorari" (Daniel Wyant, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-901, Jeff Wright, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-666, and City of Flint, et al. v. Beatrice Boler, et al., No. 17-989, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emer...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 7, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Cert Denied For Ruling On Causation Expert In Nuclear Facility Injury Case
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 20 denied a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by 137 residents of a Pennsylvania town who say that illegal releases of radioactive materials from a nearby plant caused their cancers and the deaths of their family members and that a federal appeals court erred in ruling on the admissibility of expert testimony in their case (Michelle McMunn, et al. v. Babcock& Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc., et al., No. 17-907, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Jury Awards $58M To Lead Paint Plaintiffs Against New York Housing Authority
BRONX, N.Y. - In a verdict that was released for publication Feb. 20, a jury in New York awarded a mother and her daughter $58 million for injuries stemming from lead-based paint injuries while living in a premises operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). The verdict was handed down Jan. 26 (Dakota Jade Taylor, by her mother and natural guardian Tiesha Jones, v. NYCHA, No. 350150/11, N.Y. Sup., Bronx Co., 2018 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 129). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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New Group Of Flint, Mich., Residents Joins Lead Case Against State, Local Officials
DETROIT - A new group of residents from the city of Flint, Mich., on Feb. 27 joined the ongoing lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against state and local officials related to the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city by filing a complaint seeking an unspecified amount of punitive damages (In re Flint Water Cases [Helen Chapman, et al. v. Gov. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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North Carolina Residents Sue DuPont Alleging Discharge Of Toxins Into Groundwater
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A group of residents filed a lawsuit in North Carolina federal court on Feb. 21 against E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co., alleging that the company is liable for discharging toxic substances into the community near DuPont's Fayetteville Works facility "with blatant disregard for the effects on the people living nearby" (James S. Dew, et al. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Company, et al., No. 18-30, E.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge: California May List Glyphosate As Carcinogenic; Companies Not Required To
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Feb. 26 denied a motion filed by Monsanto Co. and farming entities that sought to enjoin the state of California from listing glyphosate as a chemical known to cause cancer, but the judge enjoined the state from requiring the companies to issue a warning regarding the chemical (National Association of Wheat Growers, et al. v. Lauren Zeise, et al., No. 17-2401, E.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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States Ask Court To Lift Stay, Expedite Merits Briefing In Methane Rule Case
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Four states filed a joint motion in Wyoming federal court on Feb. 26 asking the court to lift the stay in a case challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) methane flaring rule and requesting that the court expedite merits briefing (Wyoming, et al. v. United States Department of the Interior, et al., No. 16-285, D. Wyo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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EPA Administrator Signs Methane Rule Amendments
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Feb. 23 signed a final rule governing the emission standards for methane related to what are known as "fugitive emissions" from oil and gas operations, removing a requirement for completion of repairs in certain emergency situations and establishing a separate monitoring requirement for well sites on the Alaskan North Slope. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Workers Tell 10th Circuit Fracking Company Owes Duty Of Care For Lithium Injury
OKLAHOMA CITY - Two men who contend that they were injured when a lithium battery exploded while they were working on a hydraulic fracturing rig on Feb. 28 filed an appeal brief in the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, arguing that the lower court erred when it ruled that as a matter of law, the defendants owed no duty of care to plaintiffs (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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2nd Circuit: Water Agency's Contamination Claims Barred By Statute Of Limitations
NEW YORK - A panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 2 affirmed a district court ruling that a municipal water district's claims of nuisance, trespass and negligence arising from water contamination caused by Northrop Grumman Corp. were barred by the statute of limitations (Bethpage Water District v. Northrop Grumman Corporation, et al., No. 16-2592, 2nd Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 5349). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Power Company Wants EPA To Comment On Groundwater Contamination Lawsuit
RICHMOND, Va. - A Virginia power company filed a supplemental authority in the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 27, contending that the Environmental Protection Agency should be permitted to comment in the Sierra Club's groundwater contamination lawsuit against the company with regard to allegations that penalties are warranted for violations of federal law (Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric& Power Company f/k/a Dominion Virginia Power, No. 17-1895, 4th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Plaintiffs Showed Companies Owed A Duty Of Care For Tainted Aquifer, Judge Says
ALBANY, N.Y. - A federal judge in New York on Feb. 20 partially granted and partially denied a motion to dismiss a groundwater contamination lawsuit, ruling that the plaintiffs showed that the chemical company defendants have a duty to businesses within the area of contamination that have suffered economic losses as a result of the tainted aquifer (R.M. Bacon LLC v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., et al., No. 17-0441, N.D. N.Y.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26299). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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General Motors: Groundwater Claims In Michigan Barred By Bankruptcy Court Order
NEW YORK - General Motors LLC on Feb. 27 moved in federal bankruptcy court in New York for an injunction to prevent a separate lawsuit from proceeding against the company pertaining to allegations that it is liable for groundwater contamination in Michigan (In re: Motors Liquidation Company, f/k/a/ General Motors Corp., et al., No. 09-50026, Chapter 11, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Texas High Court Reverses, Says Penalties For Tainted Water Are Constitutional
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Supreme Court on Feb. 23 reversed an appellate court ruling and found that the civil penalties awarded against an owner and operator of a company that violated laws pertaining to groundwater contamination were constitutional and did not amount to a double recovery for the state (State of Texas v. Bernard Morello, No. 16-0457, Texas Sup.; 2018 Tex. LEXIS 169). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Group: Restaurants' Claim Of Bad Counsel In $151M Water Settlement Lacks Support
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association Inc. (WVHTA) on Feb. 28 filed a brief in West Virginia federal court contending that two restaurants that seek inclusions in a $151 million class settlement regarding groundwater contamination make allegations that they were not properly represented by counsel without "any evidentiary support" (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Vacates Agent Orange Case, Says She 'Cannot Understand' Evidence Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Feb. 20 vacated and remanded a case in which a veteran argues that he was injured by exposure to Agent Orange, saying she "cannot understand" why the Board of Veterans Appeals determined that there was no credible evidence that the plaintiff was exposed to the herbicide (Marc Kessler v. David J. Shulkin, No. 16-3699, Vet. Clms.; 2018 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 181). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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