Legal news and updates on wildfire, dangerous drugs and products, mesothelioma and asbestos. From the lawyers at Levin Simes.


Children’s Makeup Recalled for Containing Tremolite Asbestos

Retail giant Justice at last recalls its “Just Shine” make-up products after undisputed testing showed the presence of amphibole asbestos fibers in the products marketed to tween girls.  Asbestos is a known carcinogen that causes an always-fatal form of cancer called mesothelioma.   There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos, particularly to the amphibole… Read More

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Napa Valley Vineyards

Sonoma Wildfire Upcoming Events

Sonoma County upcoming events regarding wildfire recovery: For more information on Sonoma County wildfire events, workshops and news, head to the website For all wildfire news and events head to our wildfire news page. Here are the upcoming Sonoma events: Rebuilding Community Meeting Thursday, February 15, 6pm-8pm Sonoma County residents who are rebuilding their homes… Read More

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San Francisco Shipyard Mission Bay

San Francisco Shipyard Asbestos and Radiation Cleanup to be Repeated?

February 13, 2018: Following reports by CurbedSF, The San Francisco naval shipyard is once again in the news regarding the asbestos, radiation, and other hazardous substances present on the property.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found the site to pose a hazard to the health of the public and was designated a Superfund site necessitating… Read More

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Napa County Joins Growing List of Counties Suing PG&E

Napa County Board of Supervisors voted in a closed session on December 19, 2017 to file suit and start litigation against an unnamed party.  The County has now identified Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) as the defendant to be named in its suit. Napa County joins Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino counties in announcing a lawsuit against PG&E for its… Read More

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Examples of Vapes and Juice

E-Cig Vape Bursts in Woman’s Lap, Leaps From Truck on Fire [Video]

Phoenix, AZ: A woman was driving down the street when her e-cip vape exploded in her lap. The exploding battery caught her clothes on fire, continued to explode and spark as the battery continued to burn, and she leaped from her moving truck to escape. “Suddenly, what felt like fireworks and looked like fireworks started to… Read More

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