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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

FDA Commissioner Discusses Steps for Stronger Safety Oversight of Essure Birth Control Device After Removal from U.S. Market Dec 31, 2018

On Thursday December 20, 2018, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., released a statement discussing the concerns surrounding Essure and the plans moving forward. Essure, a permanent birth control device linked to serious adverse effects in women, ...

Report Shows Johnson & Johnson Knew of Asbestos in Talcum Powder Products for Years Dec 19, 2018

The past few days have not been easy for Johnson & Johnson, the multi-national corporation known for its pharmaceutical and consumer products, and most notoriously for its Baby Powder. That’s due in large part to the release of an investigative ...

Texas Trial Lawyers Association Files Amicus Brief Over Judge James Farris Asbestos Case Oct 23, 2018

The Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) filed an amicus brief in response to a Texas appeals court throwing out Ellarene Farris’ suit against Jefferson County earlier this year. She accused the county of exposing Judge James Farris, her husband to ...

Women in Australia to Pursue Class Action Lawsuit over Essure Sep 12, 2018

A group of women in Australia who suffered serious side effects from the permanent birth control product Essure have filed a lawsuit against Bayer, the pharmaceutical company that makes the implant. Learn more about the dangerous side effects caused ...

Essure Lawsuits Skyrocketed After Increased FDA Warnings - Bloomberg Report Aug 14, 2018

Bloomberg recently published an article about the sharp increase in the number of Essure lawsuits following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required Bayer, the manufacturer and distributor of this permanent contraceptive device to put out ...

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Crane Co.'s Appeal, Securing Victory for BPB Client Mar 26, 2018

The United States Supreme Court announced on Monday, March 26 that they will not hear Crane Co.’s appeal of the Missouri appellate courts’ decision to uphold the original $11.5 million jury verdict in favor of Jeanette Poage, whose husband died in ...

BPB Attorney Aaron Heckaman to Speak at AAJ Asbestos Litigation Group Monthly Update Nov 2, 2017

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is set to have their monthly update on Friday, November 3. This monthly call will update members of the AAJ’s Asbestos Litigation Group (ALG) about the latest news, and will discuss new and emerging topics ...

Partner Camp Bailey Appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee Sep 7, 2017

We are excited to announce that partner Camp Bailey was recently selected to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) by United Stated District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in In re: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation , MDL No. 2789. ...

Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman Featured in Newsweek Jul 18, 2017

For decades, our attorneys at Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC have committed themselves to providing injured victims with the experienced legal representation they deserve in their time of need. Recently, we were featured in Newsweek as one of the Best ...

Court Upholds Jury Verdict in Favor of Jeanette Poage May 4, 2017

Attorneys Aaron Heckaman and Robert Cowan successfully secured an $11.5 million jury verdict in St. Louis, Missouri Circuit Court for Jeanette Poage, the widow of James Poage, who died of mesothelioma in May of 2012. $10 million was awarded for ...

Fiat Chrysler Used Illegal Engine Emission Software According to the EPA Jan 20, 2017

According to a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report released on Thursday, January 12, Fiat Chrysler installed software in the engines of approximately 100,000 Dodge Ram trucks and Jeep Cherokees that masked their nitrogen oxide ...

Companies Can Be Held Liable When Asbestos Dust Sickens Workers' Families Dec 13, 2016

The California Supreme Court unanimously voted on Thursday, December 1 that companies can be held liable when people get sick from asbestos dust brought home from a job site. Following this ruling, people who contracted mesothelioma from asbestos ...

EPA Selects Asbestos for Evaluation, May Result in Restriction or Ban Dec 1, 2016

Following months of speculation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected asbestos as 1 of the 10 substances they will evaluate under the recent powers granted to them under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The act was ...

Are Judicial Campaign Donations Giving Big Business A Legal Advantage? Oct 13, 2016

It may now feel like the norm in the United States, but corporations haven’t always spent millions of dollars to finance election campaigns. The Center for American Progress, a left-leaning progressive public policy research and advocacy ...

Senator Barbara Boxer Introduces Proposed Ban on Asbestos Oct 12, 2016

Continuing her ongoing fight to protect asbestos victims across the United States, California Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016 , co-sponsored by Montana Senator Jon Tester, to the Senate on September ...

Attorney Ken Bailey Named Lifetime Achiever by Texas Lawyer Sep 16, 2016

Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC’s own Ken Bailey was honored as a “Lifetime Achiever” in this month’s issue of Texas Lawyer—one of only a small group of Texas attorneys to receive the award. Lifetime Achievers have made significant contributions to the ...

National Freight Inc. Fined Over $1 Million Following Investigation Sep 12, 2016

An investigation by the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division into National Freight Inc. (NFI), one of the country’s biggest commercial transportation companies, has revealed that they incorrectly classified yard spotters and ...

Mother Awarded Over $10 Million in Birth Injury Case Aug 22, 2016

A Texas jury has awarded Rachel Melancon nearly $10.3 million on August 17 following a two week-long trial over the death of her newborn baby Olivia Marie Coats on January 1, 2014. The lawsuit, filed against the Medical Center for Southeast Texas and ...

Texas Hot Air Balloon Crash Claims At Least 16 Lives Aug 1, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported [1] that 16 people or more were killed in a hot air balloon crash that occurred on Saturday, July 30, making it the worst hot air balloon crash in United States history, not counting airships. ...

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