Recent News Stories
Recent News Stories
- Tonawanda Coke and Its Executive Found Guilty of Pollution
- Mar-29-2013 — A Buffalo, New York, jury returned guilty verdicts on 14 of the 19 criminal charges against Tonawanda Coke for violating the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
- Civil Justice Magazine - Interview with Attorney Michael Ponterio
- Dec-17-2012 — In the following video interview, Lipsitz & Ponterio attorney Michael Ponterio discusses his jury verdict in a recent mesothelioma case.
- Buffalo Challenger: Cancer Risks from Coke Oven Emissions & Coal Tar Pitch
- Jul-31-2012 — The production and refining of coal tar and its use in various other products involves a substantial risk of exposure to a group of chemicals known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Exposure to these substances can lead to a variety of diseases, including lung and other respiratory cancers, bladder cancer and skin cancer.
- Slate Article: Canada's Breathtaking Hypocrisy on Asbestos
- The Star Article - PM’s callous pitch for votes
- Apr-28-2011 — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has just set a new low in trolling for votes, with a shamelessly self-serving campaign stop in Asbestos, Que., home to one of the country’s most notorious exports.
- Buffalo Law Journal Article - Intern Program Works
- Public Justice News Story - Proposed Settlement with CBS & Toy Retailers to Give Refunds for ‘CSI’ Toy Fingerprint Kits That May Contain Asbestos
- Jul-01-2009 — Public Justice and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization announced on July 1 that a proposed settlement of a nationwide class action against CBS Broadcasting, Inc. and major toy retailers, if approved, will give cash refunds to consumers and effectively implement a nationwide recall of toy science kits, based on the popular “CSI” television drama series, that may contain asbestos.
- New York Times Article - Ex-Grace Officials on Trial in Asbestos Poisoning
- Feb-19-2009 — LIBBY, Mont. — A reckoning in one of American history’s worst industrial disasters, which unfolded here over seven decades as an asbestos-tainted mineral was dug from the ground and processed, begins Thursday when five former mine executives go to trial on federal criminal charges.