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September is here — and that means National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is right around the corner. On Sept. 26, 2021, the United States will honor the thousands of individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by mesothelioma, a deadly
Continue Reading Getting Involved in This Year’s National Mesothelioma Awareness Day on Sept. 26

Thursday, Sept. 9, marked a major breakthrough in the New York State opioid trial as defendant Endo International Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiaries settled with New York State and Suffolk and Nassau Counties for $50 million. 
The settlement marks the conclusion
Continue Reading In the News: Endo Pharmaceuticals Agrees to $50M Settlement With New York State, Suffolk and Nassau Counties

As the academic year begins and students start heading back to school, there may be no better time for parents, teachers, school administrators, instructors and coaches to help younger students make smarter decisions about their health — and that includes
Continue Reading The Dangers of Teen Vaping as Students Return to In-Person Learning This School Year

Recent weeks in the New York State opioid trial have seen defendant Endo Pharmaceuticals propelled into the spotlight, as the company stands accused by the State of willfully withholding relevant and potentially damning evidence during discovery — a move for
Continue Reading In the News: New York State Files Motion Asking Judge to Render Default Judgement Against Endo Pharmaceuticals

Witness testimony continued in Touro College’s law school auditorium throughout week five of the New York State opioid trial, as the jury heard from local first responders and officials who shared their intimate knowledge about how the opioid epidemic affected
Continue Reading In the News: Fifth Week of New York State Opioid Trial Sees First Responders, Local Officials Testify on Devastation in Suffolk, Nassau Counties

In a major move, the third week of the ongoing New York State opioid trial saw the three largest U.S. drug distributors — McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation — agree mid-trial to settle claims with New
Continue Reading In the News: New York State Agrees to $1.2 Billion Settlement With Three Major Drug Distributors in New York Opioid Trial

As legal arguments continued to unfold in Touro College’s law school auditorium in Central Islip, Long Island, Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder Jayne Conroy, who is representing Suffolk County in the ongoing New York opioid litigation, presented a compelling illustration to
Continue Reading In the News: ‘Gremlins’ Analogy Grabs the Attention of Media During New York Opioid Trial