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Eric T. Chaffin

Company Audit Shows Takata Had Air Bag Troubles as Early as 2000

The Takata air bag recall started as a limited set of focused recalls and regional field actions a few years ago, and has now expanded to become the largest recall campaign in U.S. history, affecting millions of vehicles. What caused […]

Roopal Luhana

After a Sexual Assault: Who’s There to Help?

According to the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, nearly one in five women and one in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime. Almost 30 percent of men who reported it said it happened when they were 10 […]

Roopal Luhana

Providing a Way Home for New York’s Homeless

Sometimes, a person just needs some help. Look up the term “safe haven” and you’ll find that it means a place of refuge or security. That’s just what people find at Bower Residents Committee (BRC) safe havens throughout New York […]

Roopal Luhana

Plaintiffs-Only Law Firm Joins Effort to Protect Civil Liberties

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was originally founded in 1920 to help ensure the promise of the Bill of Rights. In their first year, they fought the harassment and deportation of immigrant activists. They later won the right for […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Chaffin Luhana Donates to Tower of Hope in the Name of Veteran Paralegal

Service dogs can be lifesavers for veterans returning from military service with physical and emotional injuries. More than 2 million vets have been deployed to combat zones in recent conflicts, and an estimated 13­­–20 percent returned with post-traumatic stress disorder […]

Dori Milner

Xarelto Mass Tort Adopts MDL Bellwether Selection Process

In January 2015, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Kevin Dougherty created a mass tort docket for all state-filed Xarelto lawsuits. At that time, about 75 cases were centralized in the same court, with plaintiffs alleging excessive bleeding injuries after […]

Dori Milner

Testosterone MDL Judge Determines Schedule for Bellwether Trials

All federally filed testosterone-replacement lawsuits were consolidated into the Northern District of Illinois in June 2014. Since then, the parties have been working toward selecting a small number of cases to serve as the initial bellwether trials, which are typically […]

Dori Milner

Hoosick Falls Residents Concerned When Bottled Water Deliveries Stop

In November 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urged the Mayor of Hoosick Falls, New York, to warn residents that the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) had been found at concerning levels in the groundwater. They also recommended that bottled […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Why Hasn’t Apple Deployed Text-Blocking Technology?

In 2015, The National Safety Council (NSC) estimated that 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured on U.S. roads—the largest one-year percentage increase in half a century. The number of deaths rose 8 percent over what they were in […]

Steven Cohn

Remington Class Action Settlement Still Has Woefully Low Number of Claimants

For years consumers have complained about Remington rifles, particularly the Model 700, going off without the trigger being pulled. NBC News investigated the issue and uncovered company documents showing that engineers were discussing a new firing mechanism as far back […]