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Ardent Agrees to $2.3M Class Action Settlement Over Offshore Workers’ On-Call Wages Apr 16, 2019

Ardent Companies Inc. has agreed to pay $2.325 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed by oil platform workers who claimed they weren’t paid for on-call time after the end of their daily shifts. The class action settlement against the ...

Aaron Heckaman: America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® 2019 Apr 11, 2019

Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC Partner Aaron Heckaman has once again been chosen among America’s top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2019! Our firm would like to congratulate Aaron on his continued selection to the invitation-only listing, and believe ...

Two Employers Settle Claims Over FLSA Violations, Failures to Include Shift Differentials for Overtime Pay Apr 9, 2019

Wage and overtime claims have become increasingly more common in many states across the U.S., prompting employers to perform their due diligence when calculating overtime pay for their workers. The need for compliance has been promoted by additional ...

More Than One Million Americans Eligible For Overtime Under Proposed New Labor Rule Apr 8, 2019

The federal Department of Labor announced on March 7, 2019 a proposed new rule governing eligibility for overtime pay. The new rule would make more than one million American workers eligible for overtime. The federal labor department’s rules govern ...

BCH Announces Six-Figure Overtime Settlement on Behalf of Beer Distributor’s Stockers/Merchandisers Apr 4, 2019

An Atlanta federal judge today approved a $128,500 settlement on behalf of a group of stockers and merchandisers employed by a major metropolitan beer distributor. The plaintiffs alleged that the distributor, Atlanta Beverage Corporation (ABC), ...

Community Safety Concerns Rise After Fatal KMCO Crosby Chemical Plant Explosion, Fire Apr 2, 2019

A major explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Crosby, TX has killed at least one victim and critically injured two others. Residents within a mile of the plant were also ordered to shelter in place. According to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s ...

Veterans Describe Life with Hearing Loss Amid Mounting 3M Earplug Suits Apr 1, 2019

As we discussed in a recent blog post , numerous veterans and service members across the country have been filing federal civil lawsuits against 3M Company, the Minnesota-based conglomerate responsible for what plaintiffs claim were defective ...

Aaron Heckaman Named to 2019 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars List Mar 19, 2019

Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC is pleased to announce that Partner Aaron Heckaman was selected for inclusion to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars! This is the second year Aaron has been named to the Rising Stars list, which is reserved ...

Thousands of Military Veterans Flood Federal Courts With 3M Earplug Lawsuits Mar 6, 2019

Thousands of veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces have filed lawsuits against 3M Company over claims that the manufacturer’s faulty earplugs failed to function as intended, and caused them hearing loss and other injuries and losses. Many of ...

Attorney Aaron Heckaman to Speak at Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference Mar 4, 2019

Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC is pleased to announce that Firm Partner Aaron Heckaman will be a featured lecturer at the upcoming Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference. The conference will be held March 11 – 12, 2019 at the Beverly ...

Texas Officials Link Man's Death to Exploding Vape Pen as Lawsuits Over Dangerous Devices Pile Up Feb 12, 2019

A man from Fort Worth, Texas died after his vape pen exploded and severed a major artery, local officials say. A report from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office shows the 24-year-old victim’s fatal injury was sustained as a result of a ...

State Attorneys Team Up to Take on EPA Over Requirements for Reporting Import, Use of Asbestos Feb 8, 2019

Attorneys General from 14 states and the District of Columbia have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to better regulate corporations in the asbestos industry and strengthen reporting requirements about the products they import ...

Aaron Heckaman, J. Kyle Beale Named Among 2018 Top Lawyers by Houstonia Magazine Feb 1, 2019

Bailey Cowan Heckaman, PLLC is pleased to announce that Partner Aaron Heckaman and Associate Attorney J. Kyle Beale have been named to Houstonia magazine’s 2018 Top Lawyers list! A local magazine known for its editorials on local News, Arts & ...

Women With Essure Birth Control Device Face Increased Risks of Repeat Procedures, New Study Shows Jan 31, 2019

As of 2019, following years of patient complaints and thousands of lawsuits filed by women who suffered serious and painful injuries, Bayer no longer sells its Essure Permanent Birth Control System . A non-reversible, non-surgical contraceptive ...

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