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Simmons Hanly Conroy’s support blog is a place for clients and families to find news, education, and inspirational stories about the following areas of litigation: mesothelioma and asbestos, dangerous drugs and devices, consumer protection and mass torts, personal injury and environmental litigation.

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In the News: Endo Pharmaceuticals Agrees to $50M Settlement With New York State, Suffolk and Nassau Counties

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… Read More

The Dangers of Teen Vaping as Students Return to In-Person Learning This School Year

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… Read More

This Year’s Miles for Meso Virtual 5K T-Shirt Reveal

We are excited to reveal this year’s T-shirt graphic design for the 2021 Miles for Meso 5k run/3k fun walk, which will be held virtually on Sept. 25, 2021. A long-sleeve T-shirt… Read More

In the News: New York State Files Motion Asking Judge to Render Default Judgement Against Endo Pharmaceuticals

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… Read More

In the News: Fifth Week of New York State Opioid Trial Sees First Responders, Local Officials Testify on Devastation in Suffolk, Nassau Counties

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… Read More

Honoring Brave Mesothelioma Warriors at This Year’s Miles for Meso

One great way to show support for a loved one who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma is by registering for the Alton Miles for Meso 5K, which will be held virtually for… Read More

In the News: New York State Agrees to $1.2 Billion Settlement With Three Major Drug Distributors in New York Opioid Trial

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… Read More

In the News: ‘Gremlins’ Analogy Grabs the Attention of Media During 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… Read More

ADAO, 11 Public Health Groups Sue the EPA Over Inaction on ‘Legacy’ Asbestos Risk Assessment

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… Read More

In the News: Shareholder Jayne Conroy’s Opening Arguments Net National Headlines in New York Opioid Trial

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… Read More

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