HOUSTON, TEXAS On July 19, 2012, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals entered its majority opinion in The Kansas City Southern Railway Company v. Oney (No. 14-11-00815-CV), affirming the Texas Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”) Court’s determination that the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”) preempts the report requirement under Chapter 90 (Asbestos) of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code. The Appellee,

WASHINGTON D.C. – On August 9, 2010, after receiving more than 900 reports of problems, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) warned doctors about the dangers of IVC filters such as the Bard Recovery and Bard G2.  Inferior vena cava filters (“IVC Filters”) are medical devices that are implanted inside a patients vena cava vein to

According to a recent report published by Bloomberg, e-mails reveal a pattern of industry pressure on scientists at the Oklahoma Geological Survey to downplay possible links between the rise in seismic activity in Oklahoma and the rapid increase in oil and gas production, the state’s largest industry.  The e-mails were released through public records requests filed

According to a recent article by the Dallas Morning News many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials. Nearly all truck tires have been built for a

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