BG partner Todd Mathews has been named a 2024 Super Lawyer. Todd dedicates his career to fighting for people injured by defective products like asbestos, hernia mesh, 3M’s combat earplugs, as well as on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse. We thank everyone who took part in Todd receiving this recognition. For more about Todd and his work, please visit here.
In addition to this accolade, Todd is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, an invitation-only organization composed of premier trial lawyers from each state or region, and is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in America. In 2024 he was also recognized by Best Lawyers in America in three categories: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action – Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Law – Plaintiffs.
Bailey & Glasser, LLP partner and mass tort litigator Todd Mathews is speaking on May 4th at the Mass Torts Puerto Rico conference on hot topics in mass torts law and sharing our firm’s experiences in the past year’s impactful litigations including the Johnson & Johnson/LTL “Texas Two Step” litigation, the 3M/Aereo bankruptcy, trends in asbestos litigation, and more. ?
Congratulations to BG partner Michael “Mickey” Robb for convincing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate college/university students and employees as a group that is at an elevated risk for exposure to cancer-causing asbestos that lingers in aging higher education buildings across the United States.
When the EPA recently asked for public comment on its new Risk Evaluation for Asbestos Part 2, Mickey filed a public comment educating the EPA on Bailey & Glasser, LLP’s extensive investigation into the widespread asbestos contamination that exists inside of college and university buildings across America.
In his public comment, Mickey urged the EPA to modify its Potentially Exposed or Susceptible Subpopulations group to include individuals who may be exposed to asbestos while they are working or taking classes inside of college and university buildings.
The EPA’s response to Mickey’s request is noted below in this excerpt from the Federal Register:
“I’m honored that the EPA has taken our suggested rule modifications seriously,” Mickey said. “This is a monumental first step toward protecting college and university employees and students from exposure to asbestos inside of aging school buildings across the nation.”
Bailey Glasser was selected by the Official Committee of Talc Plaintiffs to co-lead the challenge to Johnson & Johnson’s “Texas Two Step” that denied 38,000 victims of its cancer-causing talcum powder to a jury trial. Johnson & Johnson – one of the world’s wealthiest companies, worth more than half a trillion dollars – created a subsidiary business for the express purpose of claiming bankruptcy in order to deny justice to 38,000 victims of J&J’s cancer-causing talcum powder products. The case is now underway in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of New Jersey, and an appeal to the Motion to Dismiss is pending before the United States Circuit Court for the Third Circuit.
For a larger roundup of news articles about this important matter, please visit here.