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  • Shortly before the start of trial in Ithaca, New York, a Lipsitz & Ponterio client received an out-of-court settlement.

  • Unfortunately, our state and local governments have failed to fix the problem of lead-contaminated housing in our urban communities.

  • Today’s home buyers are much more aware of potential hazards that barely rated a second thought a decade or two ago.

  • A Buffalo landlord’s insurance company has agreed to pay $225,000 to the guardian of a 5 year old boy.

  • According to a recent U.S. Department of Labor Hazard Information Bulletin, cases of chronic beryllium disease (CBD) are continuing to occur among dental laboratory technicians working with dental alloys containing beryllium.

  • The number of retired and former Durez workers diagnosed with mesothelioma continues to grow at an alarming rate.

  • Lipsitz & Ponterio represents one family from Niagara County in a lawsuit against Ashland Oil for benzene-induced leukemia which caused the death of a former Durez worker exposed to pure benzene used in the production of phenol.

  • In August 2000, a Southtown volunteer firefighter was injured at a firefighter convention in Little Valley, New York. The volunteer claimed that a member of another Fire Department plowed over him during a series of ongoing pranks between fire companies.

  • While some toxic substances encountered in the work place have their own distinct warning properties, the fine dust particles resulting from work with asbestos, beryllium, lead, silica and other minerals used in industry are often present in harmful but invisible concentrations in the air.

  • On October 13, 1999, the Howard Johnson Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York suffered extensive property damage from a severe wind and rain storm.