By | May 15, 2012

FDA Label Requirements Fail Consumers Harmed by Generic Defective Drugs

Generic Drug Manufacturers Should Have a Duty to Warn Consumers of New Safety Concerns Generic drugs account for seventy-five percent of filled prescriptions. Buying generic saves money and, often, the drug is… Read More

By | March 21, 2012

Roxana Village Takes on Shell Oil, ConocoPhillips Over Chemical Contamination of Community

Yesterday our law firm filed suit on behalf of the Village of Roxana against Shell Oil Company, ConocoPhillips, and WRB Refining LP, alleging toxins such as benzene were released into the surrounding… Read More

By | January 3, 2012

Vioxx Settlement in Ohio

A November 23, 2011, article reports that the state of Ohio will receive a $22.8 million settlement from the Merck, the manufacturer of the recalled drug Vioxx. This is according to… Read More

By | October 3, 2011

“Standing” to Sue: Homeowners To Have Their Day in Court Against ‘Backdrop of National Housing Crisis’

Almost two years ago several homeowners filed lawsuits accusing eight major homebuilders of causing them serious financial injuries.  These injuries came to light when the housing market crashed and these normal, responsible… Read More

By | June 6, 2011

Justice Department Publishes Amounts Received From False Marking Settlements

False marking claims have been in the news over the past year, as most intellectual property attorneys may well know. That’s because these kinds of cases have been launched to the forefront… Read More

By | May 5, 2011

What to Do if You’ve Been Exposed to Asbestos

Many union workers exposed to asbestos have been led to believe that they have no legal options once they are diagnosed with mesothelioma. That’s not true. The St. Louis Labor Tribune, the… Read More

By | December 23, 2010

Looking Back, Moving Forward

For me, December and the holiday season has always been a time to reflect on the past year. A time to remember the challenges we’ve overcome; the projects we’ve spearheaded; and the… Read More

By | November 2, 2010

Toyota Deja Vu: Automaker Issues Another Recall For Brake Concerns

Toyota once again finds itself in the crosshairs of public and media outcry. It issued its 16th recall Oct. 22, 2010, which pushed the total number of vehicles recalled this year past… Read More

By | October 27, 2010

Vampire Definition Helps Settle Intellectual Property Infringement Case

Vampire pop culture recently contributed to a Simmons law firm client’s success in settling an on-going intellectual property infringement case. Hoodlums Welding Hoods is a small business that designs creative welding helmets.… Read More

By | July 21, 2010

BBC’s “Dangers in the Dust” asbestos investigation highlights “take home” asbestos exposure

At long last, we’re seeing some meaningful, in-depth media coverage surrounding asbestos exposure and the horrible diseases it causes, like mesothelioma. This is all courtesy of a collaboration between the BBC’s International… Read More