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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 York State, including both Suffolk County and Nassau County. If approved by the state and county legislatures, the agreement will require the three companies to pay a combined $1.18 billion over the next 17 years.…
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 jurors, which caught the attention of the national media. The illustration depicts a scale upon which rests a downtrodden individual on one side, labeled “pleasure,” and 10 dancing and frolicking gremlins on the other, labeled…
In early spring, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), along with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and several other organizations and public health experts, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that the federal agency meets its obligation of evaluating the risks of so-called “legacy” asbestos. The lawsuit, which largely focuses on Trump-era evaluations that many organizations and environmentalists see as incomplete for their exclusion of risk-assessment on legacy…
Within the walls of Touro College’s two-story law school auditorium in Central Islip, Long Island, opening statements began in the New York opioid trial on June 28, with Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder Jayne Conroy representing plaintiffs in Suffolk County. The trial is the first opioid case in the United States to be heard before a jury, which will collectively determine the trial’s outcome. Located in Suffolk County, the setting for the trial is home to…
Simmons Hanly Conroy is excited to announce its Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Run/Walk, which is set to take place on Sept. 25 in honor of Mesothelioma Awareness Day, will return to an in-person format for its 13th year. The race benefits the mesothelioma community by rallying support behind an important cause and raising necessary funds for research, education and advocacy. Last year’s virtual race, in spite of being impacted by state-mandated…
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) recently announced the dates of its forthcoming 16th annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference, which will be held on Sept. 17-18, 2021. This year, the conference will be entirely virtual, allowing people from all around the globe to stream the event live. Simmons Hanly Conroy is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the event.  With the twofold goal of spreading knowledge and awareness and gaining momentum behind…
Each year, Ontario, Ohio hosts the Bruce A. Waite Miles for Meso 5k race/walk. Now in its 10th year, the race has raised a cumulative total of more than $90,000 for the Meso Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds and supports mesothelioma research — a rare and understudied cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Named after Bruce A. Waite, who tragically passed away in 2003 from mesothelioma, the annual race aims to generate awareness of mesothelioma…
Asbestos, a carcinogen responsible for thousands of American deaths annually, has often been found in consumer products like makeup, children’s toys and talcum powder. Yet, no one has been tracking asbestos use in consumer products to ensure the public is adequately warned.    An important step toward better oversight of asbestos-containing products took place recently thanks to the leadership of the independent nonprofit, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), and several state attorneys general.   …
When the Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France, it marked a pivotal turning point in World War II — overwhelmed by the invasion, Nazi forces retreated back to the Seine River, and the Allies accepted their official surrender less than a year later. Officially, the invasion was called “Operation Overlord,” but most people refer to this incredibly consequential battle as “D-Day” or the “Battle of Normandy.” Today, D-Day is remembered and…
At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we seek justice for those harmed by asbestos exposure. As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, we have seen firsthand the pain a mesothelioma diagnosis can cause. As a result, every member of our team is committed to helping asbestos victims and their families get the compensation they deserve. We believe victims of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure deserve a voice in the American legal system and are committed to…