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McGill and Cupples Co-Author Article for CLM – “Defending Carbon Monoxide Exposure Claims”

FBMJ attorneys Joe McGill and Jennifer Cupples co-authored “Defending Carbon Monoxide Exposure Claims,” published in the May, 2018 issue of CLM Magazine.  The article focuses on winning a carbon monoxide exposure claim with a thorough investigation based on recognized scientific methodology.“Defending Carbon Monoxide Exposure Claims,” discusses key elements of a successful defense of carb

Perfluoroalkyl Compounds: An Emerging Contaminant in Michigan

FBMJ attorneys Richard Baron, Benjamin Fruchey and Nicholas Andrew co-authored “Perfluoroalkyl Compounds: An Emerging Contaminant in Michigan,” published in the Fall 2017 issue of the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Journal. The article focuses on the impact of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) as emerging contaminants in the State of Michigan, while also providing a general

FBMJ Attorneys Co-Author Article for CLM – “Emerging Contaminants – What You Need to Know About PFASs”

Richard Baron, Benjamin Fruchey and Nicholas Andrew co-authored “Emerging Contaminants – What You Need to Know About PFASs,” published in the December, 2017 issue of CLM Magazine. The article focuses on the impact of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) as emerging contaminants, and how the associated health and environmental consequences have caught the insurance industry’s attenti

Attorney Richard Baron Presents Fracking Webinar

FBMJ attorney, Richard Baron, along with Texas attorney Rebecca Jo Reser, delivered a presentation entitled “Fracking and Insurance Coverage Issues” as part of the quarterly meeting of the Environmental & Toxic Tort Section of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). The presentation focused on the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) process, the environmental risks associate

Emerging Contaminants, Emerging Concerns

Most contaminants share a common trait: stop its release and the ecosystem will dilute the concentrations or degrade the contaminant until it is no longer a threat to human health or the environment. Yet greater attention and scrutiny is now being focused on the potential harmful effects of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), substances that appear to be highly mobile, easily enter the hu

FBMJ Attorneys Co-author Article on Perfluoroalkyl Substances – in Fall Issue of the SBM Environmental Journal

FBMJ attorneys Richard Baron, Benjamin Fruchey and Nicholas Andrew co-authored “Perfluoroalkyl Compounds: An Emerging Contaminant in Michigan,” published in the Fall 2017 issue of the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Journal.  The article focuses on the impact of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) as emerging contaminants in the State of Michigan, while also providing a genera

Attorney Benjamin Fruchey Presents on Water Laws and Regulations

FBMJ attorney Benjamin Fruchey was a featured speaker at the HalfMoon Seminar on Water Laws and Regulations held September 19, 2017 at the Livonia Marriott. Fruchey’s presentation titled, “Emerging and Developing Issues in Water Law” addressed Lead (Pb) in drinking water, as well as poly- and perfluoroaklkyl substances (PFASs), an emerging constituent of concern.The HalfMoon Seminar attended

FBMJ Attorneys Co-Author Article for CLM – “When Water Becomes Waste”

Richard Baron, Ben Fruchey and Nicholas Andrew co-authored “When Water Becomes Waste,” published in the June, 2017 issue of CLM Magazine. The article focuses on the significant growth in insurance claims related to the release of water extracted from the ground as a byproduct of oil and gas production, often involving hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and the importance of understanding the pot

MDEQ Changes Vapor Intrusion Guidance Document

On June 20th, 2017, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a bulletin which rescinded segments of its “Guidance Document: For the Vapor Intrusion Pathway,” eliminating certain screening criteria and potentially paving the way for implementation of a new tiered approach to addressing vapor intrusion, originally proposed in April, 2016.The MDEQ stated the reason for the r

Richard Baron to Speak at 2017 Perrin Conferences’ Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference

FBMJ attorney Richard Baron will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Perrin Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference to be held June 20, 2017 at the Westin New York at Times Square in New York City. Rich will be the moderator and part of a panel of experienced environmental practitioners and insurance industry personnel examining relevant environmental issues. Their panel presentation titl