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Month: August 2010

BP Oil Spill: In the News and on Nolo.com

BP Oil Spill: In the News and on Nolo.com

The BP oil spill is the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history, and for many businesses and employees in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Texas, the spill has also spelled financial disaster. Lawsuits for lost profits and income losses are already piling up, as are civil actions for Injuries, property damage, health problems linked to the spill and cleanup efforts, and more. Now that the flow of oil has stopped, the scope of the catastrophe is coming into focus, and…

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Mesothelioma and Asbestos: Problems That Won’t Go Away

Mesothelioma and Asbestos: Problems That Won’t Go Away

When you hear the word “asbestos” it might come off sounding dated, like some fad (albeit a harmful one) from the 70’s or 80’s that’s come and gone. But the truth is that asbestos can still be found in consumer products, homes and schools, and some workplaces. And for people whose employment history includes work in industries where long-term exposure to asbestos was the norm, health problems linked to asbestos — including mesothelioma and other forms of lung cancer exposure…

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