July 12, 2019

Owens Corning Asbestos Trust & Exposure

Owens Corning Asbestos Trust & Exposure

The Owens-Corning Corporation is a large company that develops and produces insulation, roofing tiles, and fiberglass composites.

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If you or a loved one worked at this corporation and has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, a mesothelioma lawyer at Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. can help you with filing mesothelioma claims.

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If you are an attorney or a law firm trying to file an asbestos claim with Owens Corning Asbestos Trust, we can help you. The lawyers at Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. have been fighting for victims of asbestos exposure for over 40 years. Give us a call today.

Overview

Industry: General Building Materials, Composites
Founded: Toledo, OH (1938)
Years Operated: 1938-Present
Headquarters: Toledo, OH

Company History
In 1935, two major American glassworks companies (Owens-Il..

July 11, 2019

Mesothelioma Compensation and Monetary Help

Mesothelioma Compensation and Financial Assistance
After filing a mesothelioma claim, compensation may be awarded after the court trial. Mesothelioma compensation can be distributed in several different ways including trust funds.

Amount of compensation

The amount of compensation that can be awarded to a person differs with each specific case. With each case, the differing details of the severity of asbestos exposure, location of exposure, and amount of time exposed to the asbestos will all play a role in the settlement award. On average, a mesothelioma case settlement compensation is between 1 million and 1.4 million dollars. As it can be difficult to estimate the amount of money that will be awarded, it is important to speak with a lawyer who can help guide you through the process as well as identify the amount of money that may be awarded for your specific case.

How to receive compensation
In order to begin the process towards mesothelioma compensation, one must first find a la..

June 30, 2019

Fireworks in your 4th of July menu? Party hosts might be responsible if a guest is injured

Fireworks on your 4th of July menu? Party hosts may be liable if a guest is injured
Media contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466; barbara@eafocus.com

Southfield, Mich. —June 28, 2019— A. Vince Colella, a civil rights and personal injury attorney at Moss & Colella, P.C., gets at least a few queries around the 4th of July from prospective clients who have been injured by fireworks, often at the home of neighbors or friends. Can they sue for damages? It depends, says Colella, who urges caution to party hosts who serve up fireworks as part of an Independence Day celebration.

“Homeowners may be found liable when a guest is injured from fireworks or other pyrotechnics set off as part of a summer gathering,” Colella said. “The case can depend not only on whether there was negligence of the part of the operator or host, but also on the behavior of the guest who was injured. Did they put themselves needlessly in harm’s way? Did they ignore warnings to stay a safe di..

May 12, 2019

Michigan No Fault Insurance coverage for Auto House owners

Michigan No Fault Insurance for Auto-Owners
Michigan No Fault Insurance is a tricky system to understand. If you happen to be injured in a car accident in Michigan, your first step is turning to your insurance to receive compensation for a variety of bills ranging from medical expenses to lost wages. Because Michigan is a “no-fault” car insurance state, many vehicle owners are aware they have limited options when it comes to filing a claim for a car accident related injury. This article will go over how the Michigan No-fault car insurance system operates as well as concerns.

Michigan No-Fault Car Insurance System
There are about a dozen states practicing a “no-fault” car insurance system, including Michigan. In a no-fault operation (specifically Michigan) your own car insurance coverage ( in Michigan this is your “personal injury protection” or “PIP” coverage) is required to pay all of your financial losses and medical bills up to your individual policy limits, disregarding who was re..

April 13, 2019

Asbestos Legal guidelines in West Virginia

West Virginia Mesothelioma Lawyer
A Goldberg, Persky & White asbestos attorney can help anyone diagnosed with mesothelioma get the compensation they deserve. West Virginia is one of the many states which had heavy mining and industries which exposed thousands of workers to asbestos. The main health risk of being exposed to asbestos is the development of mesothelioma. Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma. Asbestos-containing products were used in steel mills, railroads, power plants, oil refineries, and other industries throughout West Virginia.

Between the years of 1999 and 2013, West Virginia’s asbestos-related death rate was nine deaths per one hundred thousand people. That number is almost twice the national average, which was reported by the Environmental Working Group Action Fund.

The asbestos-related death rate is more than three times the national average in some West Virginia counties. This does include Kanawha County, which is the state’s center of ..

April 11, 2019

A. Vince Colella Called to Michigan Lawyers Weekly prestigious Critics from the Legislation

A. Vince Colella named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly prestigious Leaders in the Law
Media contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466; barbara@eafocus.com

Southfield, Mich. — April 10, 2019 — A. Vince Colella, civil rights and personal injury attorney and managing partner of Southfield-based Moss & Colella, P.C., has been named to the Leaders in the Law class of 2019 by the legal trade publication, Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Honorees on the coveted list are selected from all areas of the law in consideration of their outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan and the leadership example they set for other lawyers. The complete list can be viewed here.

Colella is a trailblazer in a new era of civil rights, directing public sector accountability to a new level for the purpose of citizens’ legal protection. While his legal career initially focused solely on personal injury, his civil rights practice is a natural outgrowth that has contributed to far-re..

March 26, 2019

Lawyer Melanie J. Duda joins Moss & Colella

Attorney Melanie J. Duda joins Moss & Colella
Media contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466; barbara@eafocus.com

Southfield, Mich. — March 25, 2019 — Moss & Colella, P.C., a Southfield, Michigan-based civil rights and personal injury law firm, announces that Melanie J. Duda has joined the firm as an associate attorney. The announcement was made by Managing Partner, A. Vince Colella.

Immediately prior to joining Moss & Colella, Duda was an attorney with Fieger, Fieger, Kenney & Harrington, where she litigated cases involving civil rights, sexual assault, medical malpractice, and negligence. She also operated her own law firm, the Law Office of Melanie J. Duda, PLLC, for two years, where she worked on criminal defense, family law, and real estate matters. During law school, she was a law clerk at Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.

Duda received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2012. She was a member of the University of..

February 17, 2019

Understanding the Rules of Discovery at Michigan

Knowing the Rules of Discovery in Michigan
When a victim of someone else’s negligence files a lawsuit, there are specific rules and phases that every lawsuit must generally follow. The first step in the process is the filing of the Complaint. Next, one must serve the Complaint on the named Defendants or their agents. From there, the Michigan Court Rules and the Scheduling Order issued by the judge assigned to the claim control what the parties can do and when they can be done. The parameters change depending on case type, the attorneys, the assigned judge and the Court in which the lawsuit is pending; however, in almost every case, the initial phase of the lawsuit once all of the parties are served is called “Discovery”.

What is the Discovery Phase?
In the Discovery phase, the parties are allowed to gain information through several different means. In Michigan, parties are allowed to serve written questions on the opposing parties called Interrogatories. Interrogatories seek informati..

February 13, 2019

Unintended Damage Ensuing from a Parked Motor Automobile and No-Fault Private Damage Advantages

Accidental Injury Resulting from a Parked Motor Vehicle and No-Fault Personal Injury Benefits
On February 5, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its Opinion in Guntzviller v City of Detroit, which reaffirms that in order for an individual to qualify for No-Fault Personal Injury Protection benefits, one’s injuries must arise out of “the ownership, operation, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle as a motor vehicle” pursuant to MCL 500.3105(1). In Guntziller, the plaintiff was attempting to enter a City of Detroit bus when the bus driver recognized her a person “who previously had harassed other passengers on the bus.” The bus driver then closed the door in an attempt to prevent the plaintiff from boarding the bus. While the bus was stopped, a physical altercation ensued, and the plaintiff alleged to have sustained bodily injury as a result.

Plaintiff sought No-Fault Personal Injury Benefits from the City of Detroit and a lawsuit was ultimately filed. The case was dismissed foll..

February 7, 2019

Southfield Lawyer files $10 million wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Their Household of Theoddeus Gray

Southfield attorney files $10 million wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of Theoddeus Gray
Investigative materials gathered by the law firm of Moss & Colella paint a very different picture of the fatal shooting of Gray on Nov. 4 than that presented by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department; evidence suggests that the St. Clair Shores canine, “Axe” was killed by his own officers

Media contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466; barbara@eafocus.com

Southfield, Mich. — February 7, 2019 — A. Vince Colella, a civil rights and personal injury attorney with Southfield-based Moss & Colella, P.C., today announced that a $10 million lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the family of Theoddeus Gray against the St. Clair Shores Police, the City of St. Clair Shores and the five police officers involved in Gray’s shooting death on November 4, 2018. St. Clair Shores police said at the time that Gray was shot because he produced a gun and killed a department K-9 p..