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Eric T. Chaffin

Diesel Exhaust Linked with Increased Risk of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that diesel exhaust is a mixture of gases and particulates produced during the combustion of diesel fuel, and that workers exposed to diesel exhaust “face the risk of health effects ranging from […]

Roopal Luhana

EU Struggling to Decide on Glyphosate

The European Union planned to vote this year on extending the approval license for Roundup. That vote was initially delayed because of an ongoing debate about the safety of glyphosate, the main herbicide in Roundup. European officials met in Brussels […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Tennessee Man Says Monsanto Disregarded Public Health

On September 12, 2017, a Tennessee man filed a new Roundup lawsuit against manufacturer Monsanto. The case is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. But as all federally-filed Roundup lawsuits were consolidated in California […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Federal and State Judges to Confer on Admissibility of Roundup Expert Testimony

Currently, there are about 250 Roundup lawsuits filed against manufacturer Monsanto that are pending in the Northern District of California, where all federally-filed cases have been consolidated. U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria was assigned to oversee the Roundup Multi-District […]

Roopal Luhana

Arkansas Man Blames Cancer on 20 Years of Roundup Exposure

An Arkansas man has filed a new Roundup cancer lawsuit against defendant, manufacturer, Monsanto in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. He claims that after being exposed to Roundup and the active ingredient glyphosate, he developed […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Rover Pipeline Spills Bring Construction Under Scrutiny

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent two Notices of Violation to Rover Pipeline, an Energy Transfer Company, on April 17, 2017. According to the notices, the company is coming under scrutiny because of two recent spills that released over […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Indianapolis Postal Facility Fined Nearly $50,000 for Asbestos Exposure Hazards

West Baden Springs’ postal facility in Indianapolis was recently cited for four repeated violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA opened an investigation at the facility on June 3, 2016, after receiving a complaint of alleged safety […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Illinois Roofing Company Cited 19 Times for Fall Hazard Violations

Barringer Brothers Roofing, headquartered in Belleville, Illinois, was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to provide fall protection for employees at a construction job site in Glen Carbon. This isn’t the first time the […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Pennsylvania Jury Awards Two Families $4.24 Million in Fracking Lawsuit

A Pennsylvania jury has awarded two families $4.24 million in a fracking lawsuit that has been ongoing for nearly seven years. The Hubert and Ely families claimed that Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, which has been drilling in northeast Pennsylvania […]