On November 21, 2018, North Carolina environmental officials announced a proposed settlement between the Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”), Cape Fear River Watch, and Chemours. According to the State’s press release, the proposed consent order outlines a comprehensive resolution regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) contamination originating from Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility. It requires Chemours to dramatically reduce toxic water and air … Read More
Whiteman Law Firm, along with several other firms, is representing plaintiffs in class action lawsuits against DuPont and Chemours for environmental contamination of the air and water in southeastern North Carolina. In these lawsuits, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants discharged toxic chemicals from their chemical production facility near Fayetteville, North Carolina into the surrounding air and water. The plant … Read More
Attorneys at Whiteman Law FIrm are participating in a program that provides pro bono legal services to victims of Hurricane Florence. The program was established by the North Carolina Bar Association, Legal Aid of North Carolina, the American Bar Association, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Click here to learn more about the Hurricane Florence legal aid program.
Whiteman Law Firm supports adoption of a state law that would outlaw discretionary clauses in health and disability insurance policies. Whiteman Law Firm has asked the North Carolina Department of Insurance to indicate whether it will support adoption of NAIC model legislation that would prohibit so-called “discretionary clauses” in employer-sponsored health and disability insurance policies. Most employer-sponsored health and disability … Read More
The Department of Labor’s new ERISA disability claim regulations became effective on April 1, 2018. Mr. Whiteman will speak on this topic on December 14, 2018, at a continuing legal education program sponsored by the North Carolina Advocates of Justice. Click here to see the program for the NCAJ Social Security Disability 2018 CLE Contact us for more information about … Read More