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Governor Tom Wolf Asked to Look into Fracking and Childhood Cancers

Governor Tom Wolf Asked to Look into Fracking and Childhood Cancers More than 100 organizations and 800 individuals have signed a public letter asking for the State Health Department to investigate shale gas drilling and its potential links to large amounts of childhood cancer. The letter was delivered to Governor Tom Wolf and Dr. Rachel […]

Lawsuit over GM’s Faulty Eight Speed Transmission

Lawsuit over GM’s Faulty Eight Speed Transmission General Motors (GM) is facing a new class action lawsuit because of its eight speed automatic transmission. When selecting a gear using the transmission, it violently shakes, jerks, or goes into a “hard shift.” Thirteen technical service bulletins have been filed about it, but none have fixed the […]

Reasons why Large Verdicts are Overturned or Reduced

Reasons why Large Verdicts are Overturned or Reduced Johnson & Johnson is facing more than 13,000 lawsuits due to its talcum powder products while Bayer has assumed liability for over 11,000 cases due to Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide. The cases for these different products follow a pattern where a jury returns a guilty verdict and awards […]

Cleanup Finished on a Section of the Libby Superfund Site

Cleanup Finished on a Section of the Libby Superfund Site A section of the Montana asbestos cleanup site was removed from the Superfund list by U.S. officials, pointing to the 17 year cleanup coming to an end. The 45 acre area five miles north of downtown Libby is the first of eight units of the […]

Population Loss in Weirton and Steubenville due to Loss of Industry

Population Loss in Weirton and Steubenville due to Loss of Industry There are five metropolitan statistical areas at least partially in West Virginia that are among the worst in the country for a declining population.  The Weirton-Steubenville metropolitan area ranked sixth on the list, with a 4.9 percent decline since 2010. Mayors for both cities […]

Andrew Wheeler Shirking Responsibility for Asbestos and PFAS Chemicals

Andrew Wheeler Shirking Responsibility for Asbestos and PFAS Chemicals At his testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee, EPA chief Andrew Wheeler refused to support the banning of the carcinogen asbestos. The EPA is doing a risk assessment on asbestos, and Senator John Tester asked when the substance would be banned, claiming the risk assessment is […]

GPW Trying First NCAA ALS Case

GPW Trying First NCAA ALS Case The first lawsuit dealing with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and collegiate football is being tried by Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C. attorney Jason Luckasevic. He is representing a former firefighter who played football for five seasons at the California University of Pennsylvania in Washington, PA from 1999-2003. While there, […]

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