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July 7, 2018
Williams Cedar Part of Team Winning Class Certification in PFOA
Partner Jerry Williams and other Williams Cedar lawyers are co-counsel to plaintiffs in Burdickv. Tonoga, Inc. (d/b/a Taconic), a lawsuit filed in Rensselaer County, New York. Burdick arises from the contamination of public and private water supplies in Petersburgh, New York with the toxin perfluorooctanoic (“PFOA”).   On July 3, 2018 Judge Patrick J. McGrath...Read More >>
June 22, 2018
Kevin Haverty Participates in PEOPIL Conference in Spain
Williams Cedar attorney, Kevin Haverty (far left) recently participated in a panel discussion on informed consent at the Medical Negligence Conference of the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) in Barcelona, Spain on June 7, 2018.  For more information, call the legal team at Williams Cedar at 215-557-0099 or submit an online inquiry.Read More >>
May 18, 2018
Gerald J. Williams Named Super Lawyers for 2018
The law firm of Williams Cedar is pleased to announce that Attorney Gerald J. Williams, co-founder and partner of the firm, was named a Super Lawyer for 2018. Super Lawyers bestows this honor on outstanding lawyers throughout the 50 states and Washington, D.C. each year to recognize their achievements in the legal profession. Independent...Read More >>
May 17, 2018
Justice Department to Investigate New Jersey Correctional Facility
A recently launched investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice will focus on shocking sexual abuse allegations at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, New Jersey. The investigation will explore claims that there was widespread sexual abuse of inmates by guards; and will evaluate whether the facility can protect prisoners. In...Read More >>
May 15, 2018
White House and EPA Delayed Chemical Pollution Study
The White House and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently delayed publication of an important study by the federal agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (“ATSDR”). The draft report is on the toxic effects of PFOA and PFOS contaminants found in widespread water supplies near military bases, chemical plants, and other sites in New...Read More >>
May 14, 2018
Important Victory Preserves Right to Trial
Williams Cedar is pleased to announce an important victory.  After winning an appeal to the Third Circuit in a civil rights case the case brought on behalf of a deceased Pennsylvania State Trooper killed by his instructor during a training exercise, the defendant sought review by the Supreme Court of the United States.  Williams...Read More >>
April 20, 2018
Successful Verdict Achieved in Delaware County Child Molestation Case
Williams Cedar is pleased to announce a successful verdict in a Delaware County, Pennsylvania child molestation case. Gerald J. Williams and Beth G. Cole represented one of the plaintiffs in the case against a former Southeast Delco School District teacher who sexually assaulted nearly 10 female students between 2007 and 2014. He was arrested...Read More >>
April 15, 2018
Firefighter Retaliation and Discrimination Case
Williams Cedar represents a firefighter in a Title VII case alleging retaliation and discrimination. Recently,  the City of Philadelphia’s motion for summary judgment was denied. The court agreed that Plaintiff’s retaliation and discrimination claims should be decided by a jury. The plaintiff, a firefighter for the City of Philadelphia, protested what he believed to be a...Read More >>
March 22, 2018
Attorney Kevin Haverty to Present at Ucpoming PEOPIL Conference
Attorney Kevin Haverty of Williams Cedar will be a presenter at the upcoming Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) in Barcelona, Spain. PEOPIL is AAJ’s companion organization. Mr. Haverty will be presenting as part of a panel discussion dealing with informed consent in medical malpractice cases. This conference will cover hot topics in product...Read More >>
March 21, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of 9th Circuit Decision Allowing Expert Testimony in Products Case Involving Rare Cancer
In a decision with important implications for the admission of expert testimony in cases involving rare diseases, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to review a decision of the 9th Circuit which reversed a trial court’s decision barring plaintiff’s experts from testifying about the cause of plaintiff’s cancer.  Wendell v. GlaxoSmithKline, 838...Read More >>
December 12, 2017
Williams Cedar Teams with Co-Counsel in Class Action Civil Rights Case
On December 11, 2017 , attorneys from Williams Cedar and Mark B. Frost & Associates filed a class action asserting claims on behalf of women incarcerated at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, a state prison in Clinton, New Jersey. The complaint describes a years-long pattern of sexual harassment and abuse perpetrated by corrections officers at the facility....Read More >>
December 11, 2017
Two Attorneys Join Williams Cedar Legal Team
The legal team at Williams Cedar is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys to their staff. The firm began earlier this year, as a merger of long-time colleagues from the Cedar Law Firm and Williams Cuker Berezofsky. A new partner and a new associate will join the firm’s eight existing attorneys...Read More >>
November 29, 2017
Family of Slain Trooper Wins Appeal in Important Civil Rights Case
David Kedra was a 26 year-old Pennsylvania State Trooper with an unblemished record and a promising future when, in 2014, he attended a mandatory firearm safety training under the supervision of a veteran trooper who was a certified firearms instructor.  David’s life ended tragically that day when the instructor shot and killed him while...Read More >>
November 14, 2017
Williams Cedar Partners Participate in Town Hall in Crosby, Texas
Williams Cedar partners Jerry Williams and Sam Abloeser were in Crosby, Texas on November 9th. They met in a “town hall” at Crosby Church with their clients and other residents affected by the recent releases of dangerous materials from Arkema Inc.’s Crosby facility in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.Read More >>
October 16, 2017
Williams Cedar Files Federal Civil Rights Violations Lawsuit
Williams Cedar has filed a federal lawsuit in the Middle District of Pennsylvania on behalf of opponents of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline for civil rights violations and other injuries. The case is Ellen Gerhart, et al. v. Energy Transfer Partners, et al. The lawsuit alleges that the pipeline’s owners and builders acted in...Read More >>