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Cancer-Causing Benzene Found in More Dry Shampoo Products

November 11, 2022   |  
More Spray-On Shampoos Contaminated with Cancer-Causing Benzene Independent chemical testing lab Valisure has released a report that shows more popular brands of dry shampoo contain “quantifiable” levels of benzene, a carcinogenic substance. The new report follows a dry shampoo recall by Unilever in late October 2022. In October 2022, multiple...
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Hair Straightener and Relaxer Products Linked to Uterine Cancer

November 7, 2022   |  
In the past few years, there has been a growing concern among the public and the medical community about hair straightening chemicals and their potential to cause cancer. A recent study has now demonstrated that there is a significantly increased risk for uterine cancer in women who use chemical hair...
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Supreme Court Considers Ending Affirmative Action

November 2, 2022   |  
Will the Supreme Court Strike Down Affirmative Action? On October 31st, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases, both brought by the Students for Fair Admissions, against the University of North Carolina and Harvard University challenging the use of affirmative action in the universities’ admissions processes as unconstitutional...
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Unilever Issues Dry Shampoo Recall for Cancer Risk Due to Benzene Contamination

October 25, 2022   |  
Benzene in Dry Shampoos May Cause Cancer, Prompting Major Recall Consumer products giant Unilever has issued a wide-ranging recall of popular spray-on dry shampoos due to benzene contamination, warning that the dangerous chemical may cause cancer. In a joint recall announcement with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Unilever said...
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“How Much Will Social Security Disability Increase in 2023?”

October 14, 2022   |  
SSA Announces Major COLA Increase to Social Security Disability Benefits Every year, the Social Security Administration adjusts the payments received by recipients of retirement and disability benefits to reflect the actual cost of living. This adjustment, called the “Cost of Living Adjustment” or “COLA,” corresponds to the government’s measure of...
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Riddle & Brantley Named “Champion of Courage” by Truck Safety Coalition

September 27, 2022   |  
At Riddle & Brantley, we've seen firsthand the severe consequences of insufficient safety oversight in commercial trucking. We've helped victims of serious trucking accidents seek justice against negligent drivers and trucking companies for almost 40 years. We're excited to announce our philanthropic partnership with the Truck Safety Coalition and are...
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3M Bankruptcy Plan Fails as Earplug Lawsuits Move Forward

September 1, 2022   |  
Bankruptcy Ruling Against 3M is a Victory for Injured Veterans A federal judge ruled on Friday, August 26 that 3M cannot use a subsidiary's bankruptcy maneuver to avoid or minimize liability in 3M earplug lawsuits. The ruling against 3M, which took many legal observers by surprise, effectively means that potentially...
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Veterans Seek to Block Bankruptcy Filing in 3M Earplugs Litigation

August 19, 2022   |  
3M Aims to Minimize Earplugs Lawsuit Liability with Subsidiary Bankruptcy A group of veterans seeks to block 3M from shifting liability for defective earplug lawsuits onto a bankrupt subsidiary to settle record-breaking mass tort litigation. Plaintiffs claim that 3M’s defective Combat Arms earplugs caused serious hearing loss and tinnitus among...
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Paraquat Lawsuit MDL Status and Update

August 19, 2022   |  
Paraquat Litigation Update - August 2022 Manufacturers and distributors of Paraquat, a popular weed killer, are currently facing over 1000 lawsuits alleging they neglected to inform consumers of the dangers connected to paraquat herbicides. The Paraquat MDL (multi-district litigation) judge has allowed most of these claims to proceed, with the...
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Senate Passes PACT Act, Delivering Justice for Veterans

August 3, 2022   |  
PACT Act Includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act Following weeks of uncertainty, the U.S. Senate passed the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (known as the PACT Act), which will provide health care for potentially millions of veterans exposed to toxic chemicals from...
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