Category Archives: Environmental Contamination

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NJ Court Reinstates Bristol-Myers Wrongful Death Suits

Posted in Bristol-Myers Squibb

Recently, Stark & Stark’s Mass Tort team successfully argued for the reinstatement of two dozen previously dismissed wrongful death claims against Bristol-Myers Squibb.  U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert ruled that federal toxic tort law preempts any limitations period in New Jersey’s Wrongful Death Act. Originally, it had been held that the time that plaintiffs… Continue Reading

EPA Finds Dangerous Levels of Lead at Newark, NJ Playground

Posted in Environmental Contamination

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has reportedly found dangerous levels of lead contamination at a Newark, New Jersey public housing playground next to an old smelter site.  The story gained national attention as regulators scrambled to investigate and remedy the contamination.  The report, published in USA Today, shows the tested soil contained 15 times more… Continue Reading

In Re: Bristol-Myers Squibb Environmental Contamination Litigation

Posted in Bristol-Myers Squibb, Environmental Contamination

This lawsuit consists of hundreds of plaintiffs that have lived or worked for an extended period of time in close proximity to the 90-acre Bristol-Myers Squibb New Brunswick pharmaceutical plant (the “BMS Site”). See New Jersey Judiciary official website. The BMS Site has been an active pharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing facility since it began… Continue Reading