David Matthews chosen for U.S. News Best Lawyers 2021
Attorney David P. Matthews has been selected for inclusion in U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s best lawyers for 2021. He is now listed in the 2021 edition of U.S.
Paraquat linked to Parkinson’s Disease
Paraquat was linked to Parkinson’s disease in a study released in 2011. The Farming and Movement Evaluation (FAME) study* examined the relationship between Parkinson’s disease and exposure to pesticides toxic to nerve tissue.  FAME
EPA’s Own Scientists mistrust EPA’s assessments of chemicals
The Environmental Protection Agency’s own scientists mistrust the EPA’s assessments of chemicals (such as those found in pesticides like chlorpyrifos). A majority of U.S. EPA scientists say they don’t trust the agency’s senior leaders.
Texas Winter Storm Deaths trigger ERCOT Lawsuit
After an 11-year-old boy and a 95-year-old man froze to death during Texas' 2021 winter storm, their families moved to hold the state's main grid operator accountable. The families are suing the Electric Reliability
Business Interruption Claims against Society Insurance move to trial, rules U.S. District Judge 
Business interruption claims against Society can move forward to trial, ruled U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang. Filed on Feb. 22, 2021, the judge's opinion addresses and denies Society’s motion to dismiss several business
EPA proposes new Chlorpyrifos Pesticide measures
EPA plan could reduce health risks of toxic pesticide The EPA now proposes new pesticide measures. The EPA has unveiled an apparent plan to keep the insecticide chlorpyrifos on the US market, but with
Deadlines loom for Covid-19 Business Interruption Claims
Deadlines loom for filing Covid-19 business interruption claims. Most policies feature a deadline to file claims. Individual deadlines depend on policy language and the unique facts of each case. But one fact applies to
Two brothers allege sex abuse by Rev. Michael Pfleger
(Jan. 27, 2021) A 61-year-old Texas man and his 63-year-old brother have accused a famous Catholic priest of clergy sex abuse. The younger brother filed a lawsuit complaint in Jan. 2021 which alleges that
Judges dismiss most Covid-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits as fight continues
The Insurance Journal reported last month that judges have dismissed more than four times as many Covid-19 business-interruption lawsuits as they’ve allowed to move forward. The Insurance Journal reported the analysis from the University
ViacomCBS Sues Over Covid-19 Coverage Denial
Last week in California federal court, ViacomCBS sued over Covid-19 Coverage Denial. The mainstream media giant alleges Great Divide Insurance Co. reneged on its coverage agreement by refusing to cover business losses.  The Covid-19
Catholic Priest sues Vatican as McCarrick Scandal Grows
A current Catholic priest is among four accusers who have filed a new sex abuse lawsuit against the Vatican this week. The filing marks the first time an active clergy member has sued the
Lawsuit seeks Justice for Calif. Family harmed by Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues to ignore its own scientists’ chlorpyrifos findings, several lawsuits against the pesticide’s maker are being filed in central California. On of the first of these lawsuits was
More than 230 NJ Sex Abuse Suits filed against Catholic Church
More than 230 sex abuse lawsuits against Catholic priests in New Jersey have been filed over the past 12 months. The Record and NorthJersey.com reported on some of the varied and more egregious cases
First Covid Business Interruption Insurance Case set for trial in NOLA
One of the first insurance cases in the country filed over Covid lockdown losses is scheduled for trial next week. Oceana Grill in New Orleans, La., was among the first businesses in the U.S.
Monsanto’s glyphosate may interfere with human hormones
Monsanto’s glyphosate – the only active ingredient listed in Roundup – disrupts hormones, suggests a new review of research. The most widely-used weedkilling chemical, glyphosate has been shown in prior studies to affect hormones,