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Announcing the 2018 National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference

EPA May Further Regulate Legacy Installed Asbestos

Attorney General's Office of Massachusetts Holds Illegal Asbestos Workers Accountable

Attorney DePalo Victorious in Contentious Premises Liability Lawsuit

Toxic Tort Alert: January is National Radon Awareness Month

Asbestos Losses Rise in 2017

Increased Asbestos Remediation Oversight Leads to Stiff Penalties

Keys to Developing a Litigation Story

Deadly Bacteria Legionella Creating Disease and Liability Risks for Building Owners and Managers

Five New England State Agencies Receive EPA Funding to Safeguard Asbestos in Schools

The EPA Recognizes October as Healthy Lung Month

Governo Law Firm Attorneys Honored as 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

David M. Governo Selected for Membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Vincent N. DePalo Named a Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Association's 2017-18 Leadership Academy

Complete Access to Insurance Insights: FDCC's 2017 Insurance Industry Institute

Healthy Building Initiative: Asbestos Regulations Strictly Enforced in Massachusetts

Federal Government Now Mandating Water Testing for Legionnaires Disease

June is National Healthy Homes Month

Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality on the Rise in U.S. 1999-2015

April 1 -7, 2017 Senate Resolution: National Asbestos Awareness Week

Premier Advanced Training for Claims Professionals

Governo Law Firm Proudly Supports the Charles River Center's Annual Gala

Legionnaires Disease: Know the Facts

Chapter 93A Demand Letter Impact on Insurer's Duty to Defend

Governo Law Firm Proudly Supports Greater Boston Legal Services

Governo Law Firm Attorney Alec S. Pine to Teach NITA Trial Skills Program in Boston

Six Governo Law Firm Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Cleaning and Restoration Professionals: Protect Yourself from Liability in Disaster Recovery Work

Privacy, Insurance Claims Investigations and Your Expectations: Surprise!!!

Federal Court in Florida Excludes Plaintiffs' Expert's Junk Science

Blood Lead Levels In Children - Painting A Complete Picture

Massachusetts Considers Revising Its Lead Laws and Lowering the Lead Poisoning Level In Children

California Lawmaker Pushes EPA for Action Regarding Asbestos

Government Reports: Evidence or Hearsay at a Civil Trial?

Announcing Mr. Governo's 2016-2017 Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Committee and Leadership Appointments

In Notable Ruling Connecticut Supreme Court Changes Standard for Design Defect Claims and Allows Smoker's Suit Against Cigarette Maker

GLF Attorney Vincent DePalo to Deliver Legal Ethics Lecture at Northeastern University

Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Plaintiff's Expert's 'Each and Every' Exposure Causation Testimony In Asbestos Case

Using Personal Data Tracking to Investigate Claims: Make that Fitbit a Lie Detector

3D Printers, Nano Materials and Other "New" Materials Pose Potential Health Risks

President Obama Signs Chemical Safety Reform Into Law

Governo Law Firm Welcomes Associates Matthew Ilacqua and Seta Eskanian

Attorney Kendra Bergeron to Moderate Mock Corporate Witness Examination at Magna Seminar

David Governo Discusses Wearable Technology at the America's Claims Event (ACE) in June

Attorney Brendan Gaughan To Speak at National Talc Litigation Conference

The Contribution of Lead in Water to Childhood Lead Poisoning

Governo Law Firm Proudly Supports the Charles River Center

Governo Law Firm Welcomes Associates John Bowen and Susan Devlin

For Contractors: The Customer Might Not Always Be Right

Managing Environmental Claims? Learn the Five Keys to Success

Jeniffer Carson to Discuss the Future of Asbestos Litigation at the ABA Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee Annual Meeting

January is National Radon Action Month

Announcing New Online Mold Resource Center

Talc Litigation: The Next Asbestos Wave?

Governo Law Firm Welcomes New Associate Robert L. Boston

Asbestos Remains Present and Not Accounted for in Many Schools

Attend the Best Litigation Management Training Program

Six Governo Law Firm Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Attorney Mark Hoover Delivers Presentation at RIA's Water Loss Specialist Certification Program

Study Finds Lead Contaminants in Lipstick No Cause for Alarm

School Districts Take Note: Enhanced Federal Scrutiny of Asbestos in Schools

Bill To Change Massachusetts Lead Laws Clears First Committee Review

The Thirty Years' Update: EIA Publishes Revised Guide for Managing Asbestos in Buildings

Attorney David Goldman Wins Summary Judgment in Rhode Island Asbestos Matter

Governo Law Firm Attorney Mark Hoover Obtains Defense Verdict in Premises Liability Claim

MassDEP Issues Large Fine for Improper Asbestos Removal at Worcester City Hospital

Demolition Asbestos Danger: EPA to Update Regulation on Asbestos Release in Runoff Wastewater

New White Paper: Beware of Environmental and Health Dangers in Interior Insulation Applications in HVAC Systems

Don't Be Doomed to Repeat History: Analyzing The Current National Statistics in Asbestos Litigation Will Improve Your Defense Strategy

Understanding and Avoiding Claims for Unfair and Deceptive Insurance Settlement Practices

Sarah O'Leary Quoted on Premises Owner Liability in Asbestos Cases

Times Exposé on Health Hazards in Nail Salons Points to Formaldehyde Among Toxic Chemicals

READ Act Aims to Centralize Asbestos Reporting

Nanotechnology in Food: A Recipe for Controversy

Smokeless Tobacco in the Defense of Asbestos-Related Cancer Claims

New Article: Is Cyber Liability Coverage as Essential as P&C Coverage?

Governo Law Firm Proudly Supports the Charles River Center and Sophia Academy

March 2015 NENA Meeting Discusses Nano-Driven Innovations from Mobile Phones to Futbol

National Asbestos Awareness Week: Part Two

National Asbestos Awareness Week - April 1-7, 2015

Brendan Gaughan to Deliver Presentation on Cyber Attacks to Local Insurance Professionals

Sarah O'Leary Quoted on Apparent Manufacturer Decision in New York Asbestos Litigation

Revolutionary New Nanomanufacturing and Medical Sensor Technologies Presented at New England Nanotechnology Association Meeting

Governo Law Firm Announces Promotion of Two Attorneys to Partner for 2015 1/21/2015

David Governo Moderates Litigation Management Webinar 1/19/2015

Nancy Kelly Quoted on Regarding Students’ Data Privacy 1/15/2015

Opposing Counsel Taking Liberties? The Importance of Preserving Client Rights 1/2/2015

Brendan Gaughan Discusses Cyber Fraud at South Shore Independent Insurance Agents Meeting 12/23/2014

Not So Fast: Maryland Federal Court Holds That A Company’s Duty To Warn Does Not Extend To Plaintiff In Her Take-Home Asbestos Exposure Claim 11/10/2014

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month 10/27/2014

Six Governo Law Firm Attorneys Named 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 10/26/2014

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week – October 19 - 25, 2014 10/23/2014

Researchers Identify Technique to Make Carbon Nanotubes Safer 10/21/2014

Learn How to Win Trials and Mediations at the DRI Asbestos Medicine Conference in November 10/14/2014

David Governo Speaks on Data Privacy and Cyber Liability at the FDCC Corporate Counsel Symposium 10/9/2014

Naturally Occurring Asbestos: Public Health and Civil Litigation Considerations 9/18/2014

Mr. Governo Appointed as Voting Member of ASTM's Nanotechnology Committee 9/9/2014

Local Asbestos-Removal Company Faces Hefty Fines 9/2/2014

Emerging Evidence Suggests Link Between Nanotechnology and Sick Workers 8/28/2014

Brendan Gaughan Discusses Cyber Fraud at the ARS Annual Insurance Symposium 8/20/2014

Nancy Kelly to Speak on Cyber Security at the 2014 CPCU Society Annual Meeting 8/18/2014

Mr. Governo Appointed to FDCC Admissions Committee 8/11/2014

Newly Formed Alliance: Premier Resource for Indoor Environmental Quality 7/24/2014

Worcester Contractor Sentenced to Jail for Asbestos and Child Endangerment Violations 7/15/2014

Medicare Liens and Their Impact on Litigation 7/10/2014

Massachusetts Asbestos Regulations Amended 7/2/2014

Attorney Gaughan to Speak on Cyber Fraud at the ARS Annual Insurance Symposium 6/30/2014

Important Changes to the Massachusetts Environmental Regulations 6/23/2014

New Nanotechnology Study Shows Particle Size Related to Health Impacts 6/17/2014

Announcing New Article: Legal Implications of Nanotechnology Developments

Bryna Misiura Presents at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Emerging and Environmental Claims Managers Association (EECMA) 5/14/2014

ASTM Symposium Planned for Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation 5/6/2014

David Governo Contributes to White Paper on Ultraviolet Lighting Applications in HVAC Systems 5/5/2014

Governo Law Firm Welcomes New Associate Mark Hoover 5/2/2014

Asbestos Hazards in Disaster Recovery Industry: Avoid Harm and Liability by Complying with Asbestos Regulations 5/1/2014

Top Attorneys and Claims Professionals Gather at the Claims & Litigation Management Conference 4/25/2014

New Twists for Old Torts: Panel Discussion at the FDCC 2014 Winter Meeting 4/22/2014

Upcoming Event: The 20th Annual Litigation Management College 4/22/2014

Announcing New Article: Learn Why Your Cyber Insurance Policy May Not Provide the Coverage You Need 4/17/2014

Lead Liability Case Heads to a Jury in Mississippi 4/16/2014

Governo Law Firm Lends Support to Sophia Academy's Spring Benefit 4/10/2014

Health Concerns Lead EPA to Regulate New Uses of Some Nanoparticles in April 3/27/2014

Courts Issue Lengthy Jail Sentences for Recent Violators of Asbestos Regulations 3/25/2014

What Cleaning and Restoration Professionals Need to Know to Comply with Federal and State Asbestos Regulations: New Article 3/14/2014

Legal Implications of Nanotechnology Developments from New England Nanotechnology Association Meeting 3/6/2014

$10.2 Million Asbestos Verdict Reversed on Expert Issue 3/3/2014

RI Bar Association 2014 Annual Meeting: Asbestos Litigation from the Trenches 2/18/2014

Nancy Kelly and Colin N. Holmes Publish Article on Data Breach Regulatory Enforcement and Class Actions 2/5/2014

Nancy Kelly Interviewed by Risk & Compliance Magazine on Data Privacy 1/31/2014

Judge Finds "Startling Pattern of Misrepresentation" by Plaintiffs' Firms in Asbestos Litigation 1/21/2014

Target Customers Seek Class Actions Over Massive Credit Card Breach 1/2/2014

Billion Dollar Lead Paint Public Nuisance Award in California 12/23/2013

Lung Cancer Asbestos Cases On Rise: NY Politician Trying To Cash In 12/16/2013

Mr. Gardella Judges Yale Mock Trial Competition 12/12/2013

"Virtually All" Does Not Mean "All": Federal Court Requires Proper Factual Foundation for Expert Opinion in Granting Summary Judgment in Asbestos Case 12/2/2013

Court Throws Out Expert's Speculative Causation Opinions In Childhood Lead Exposure Case 11/25/2013

Governo Law Firm Contribution to the Legal Community 11/19/2013

Governo Law Firm Welcomes New Associates Colin Holmes and Christopher van Tienhoven 11/15/2013

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Knocks the Wind Out of "Every Breath" Theory in Asbestos Litigation 11/7/2013

Nancy Kelly to speak on Data Privacy and Cyber Liability at CPCU "All Industry Day" 11/5/2013

Four Governo Law Firm Attorneys Awarded Massachusetts Super Lawyer Distinctions 11/4/2013

Property Loss Research Group Features Governo Law Firm Attorney on Data Security 10/7/2013

From Facebook to the Courtroom: How Social Media Defamation Claims Can Protect and Harm Your Business 9/19/2013

Governo Law Firm Attorney Publishes Article on Avoiding Data Breach Liability 9/12/2013

Transparency Sought in Management of Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts 9/11/2013

Governo Law Firm Attorneys Publish Article on Class Certification in Privacy and Data Breach Class Actions 9/5/2013

Governo Law Firm Attorney Quoted on Proposed Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Changes 9/3/2013

Governo Law Firm Attorneys' Article on Data Privacy Laws Included in A.M. Best Newsletter 8/30/2013

Governo Partner to Present on Asbestos Litigation Defense at National Conference 8/22/2013

Upcoming event: "Data Privacy and Security Laws" MyLawCLE webinar—September 4, 3:00-5:00 pm EST 8/21/2013

Spray Polyurethane Foam Remediation and Litigation: What are the "costs" of energy efficiency? 8/20/2013

Governo Law Firm Attorneys Publish Article on Data Security Laws 8/15/2013

Announcing ASTM Mold Workshop on State of the Science 8/14/2013

Lenders Beware: Foreclosures May Lead to Unexpected Environmental Liabilities 8/9/2013

Class Certification: A Critical Battleground in Privacy and Data Breach Class Actions 7/26/2013

Trash Talk: Businesses Must Be Vigilant About Disposal of All Company Materials 7/24/2013

The Greatest Threat to Data Security: Your Own Employees 7/18/2013

Combating a Decedent's Testimony in Wrongful Death Cases 7/16/2013

New Report on Pfizer Asbestos Litigation Released 7/11/2013

Baltimore Childhood Lead Poisoning Claim Dismissed for Lack of Causation Evidence 7/1/2013

Third Circuit Affirms Judge Robreno's Dismissal of Asbestos Claims for Failure to Provide Medical Reports Addressing Exposure History 6/26/2013

Governo Law Firm Attorneys Quoted on Payment Card Industry Data Breach Fines 6/20/2013

Growing Concern Over Environmental and Occupational Formaldehyde Exposure 6/6/2013

Nancy Kelly Quoted in The Privacy Advisor 6/3/2013

Retailer fights back against $13.3 million in PCI data breach fines 5/31/2013

The House Judiciary Committee Once Again Passes the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act 5/30/2013

What's in a Warning: Liability for Injuries Hinges on Every Sentence 5/17/2013

Childcare Provider Liability: The Need For Clean Indoor Air 5/15/2013

HIPAA audit program reveals organizations unaware of privacy and security rules 5/13/2013

David Goldman and Nancy Kelly Present at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Emerging and Environmental Claims Managers Association (EECMA) 5/10/2013

Nancy Kelly to Speak at Cyber Risk Management Forum May 15 5/9/2013

Surge in Massachusetts Zip Code Litigation Brings New Liability Concerns for Retailers 5/1/2013

David Goldman Quoted on Daubert Motions 4/25/2013

Protect Your Client's Right to Tell the Whole Story 4/22/2013

Governo Law Firm Announces New Partner Nancy Kelly 4/19/2013

Cyber-Related Losses: Are They Covered by Traditional Insurance Policies? 4/17/2013

Governo Law Firm Attorneys in Boston Magazine 4/12/2013

Governo Law Firm Attorneys Publish Article on Admissibility of Decedent's Testimony 4/10/2013

Governo Law Firm Partner to Speak at Boston CPCU Society Meeting Thursday, April 11 4/9/2013

Connecticut Superior Court Embraces Narrow Application of Bare Metal Defense in Two Summary Judgment Decisions 4/1/2013

EPA Exercises Its Authority in Setting Potential Fines against New Hampshire Window Company 3/29/2013

Consumer Warnings Not Always Needed for Medications and Products 3/27/2013

Accountants May Face Personal Cyber Liability for Stolen Client Data 3/25/2013

Governo Law Firm Partners to Address Insurers' Data Security and Cyber Liability Risks 3/22/2013

Governo Law Firm Attorney Quoted on Data Privacy Laws 3/20/2013

Massachusetts Retailers Beware: Your Credit Card Practice May Violate Consumer Privacy Laws 3/14/2013

"Social Media Defamation Litigation" Boston Bar Association Seminar 3/4/2013

Data Security Threats and Compliance Obligations in the Foodservice Industry 2/25/2013

2013 Hot Topics in Privacy & Data Protection 2/21/2013

President Obama Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order, Establishing New Standards for Many Companies 2/20/2013

David Governo to Speak at IAQA 16th Annual Meeting & Indoor Environment and Energy Expo 2/19/2013

Upcoming Event: "Social Media Defamation Litigation" Boston Bar Association Program/Webcast—February 25, 12:30 – 1:30 pm 2/15/2013

How to Limit Cyber Security Risks and Respond to Cyber Security Breaches 2/13/2013

"Data Security Laws and the Rising Cybersecurity Debate" Boston Bar Association Program 2/12/2013

Governo Law Firm Attorney Quoted on Trademark Licensor Product Liability 2/4/2013

Four Governo Law Firm Attorneys Awarded Super Lawyer Honor 2/1/2013

Massachusetts Attorney General Reaches $140,000 Settlement For Medical Practice Data Privacy Breach 1/30/2013

Upcoming Event: "Data Security Laws and the Rising Cybersecurity Debate" Boston Bar Association Program/Webcast—February 7, 12:00 – 1:00 pm 1/28/2013

Data Security Laws and the Rising Cybersecurity Debate 1/25/2013

Governo Law Firm Partners to Address Insurers' Data Security and Cyber Liability Risks 1/23/2013

Social Media Defamation Victories Assist Companies in Fighting Reputational Attacks 1/9/2013

Fracking In New England: Digging For The Truth 1/4/2013

Governo Law Firm Attorneys Publish Article on Insurers' Compliance with Data Privacy Laws in Claims Magazine 12/11/2012

One Million Affected by Nationwide Insurance Company Breach 12/5/2012

Connecticut Court Grants Rare Summary Judgment to General Contractor on Asbestos Product Liability Claims 12/4/2012

FTC's Authority to Regulate Data Security—FTC v. Wyndham 11/29/2012

Governo Law Firm Attorneys Publish Article on Insurance Coverage for Data Breaches on PropertyCasualty360 11/28/2012

When is a Shirt a Service?: How Sophisticated Plaintiffs are Repackaging Claims to Maximize Results 11/19/2012

Governo Law Firm Attorneys Publish Article on Data Breach Litigation in The Privacy Advisor 11/15/2012

New Asbestos Claims Report Released 11/12/2012

Governo Law Firm Attorneys Publish Article on Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws in The Privacy Advisor 11/7/2012

Federal Judge Quashes Defendant Corporate Depositions in Asbestos Cases Absent Product Identification 11/5/2012

Governo Law Firm Attorneys' Guest Blog on Toxic Tort Litigation Blog 11/2/2012

Data Breach Litigation on the Rise—Eleventh Circuit Allows Data Breach Putative Class Action to Proceed 11/1/2012

Three Additional GLF Partners Receive Highest Rating From Peers & Judiciary 10/31/2012

Advisen Conference Highlights Emerging Cyber Risks and Growth of Cyber Insurance Market 10/30/2012

Reminder: National Lead Litigation Conference Features Governo Law Firm Partner on Potential Sources of Lead Poisoning 10/12/2012

Multidistrict Litigation Asbestos Judge Holds Navy Ship Not a "Product" Under Strict Liability Law 10/11/2012

Data Breaches—Are You Covered? Sixth Circuit Holds $6.8 Million Cybercrime Loss Covered by Crime Insurance Policy 10/10/2012

Federal Trade Commission Issues New "Green Guides" 10/9/2012

Diesel Exhaust – A Known Human Carcinogen and Potential Source of New Legal Claims 10/5/2012

The Emerging Product Liability of Trademark Licensors 10/3/2012

FTC ramping up data privacy enforcement actions; Google fined $22.5 million 9/26/2012

Staying Compliant Amid Escalating Cyber Threats: Insurers Must Address Data Privacy Vulnerabilities and Compliance Obligations 9/24/2012

Massachusetts' Highest Court Upholds Anti-Concurrent Clause in All Risk Policy 9/20/2012

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance 9/19/2012

Nano-fibers used in cosmetics and sports equipment could be as dangerous as asbestos 9/18/2012

Privacy: The New Battleground for In-House Counsel 9/12/2012

$2.4 Million Connecticut Asbestos Verdict Highlights Emerging Liability of Trademark Licensors for Defective Products 9/10/2012

Governo Client Dismissed in Childhood Lead Poisoning Suit 9/7/2012

Governo Law Firm attorneys David A. Goldman and Corey M. Dennis earn Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) certifications 8/31/2012

Washington Supreme Court Expands Liability for Respirator Manufacturers in Asbestos Case 8/29/2012

1,700 Multidistrict Litigation Asbestos Cases Dismissed for Lack of Injury 8/27/2012

Discoverability of Asbestos Bankruptcy Claim Documents 8/24/2012

Replacement Components Defense in Massachusetts Asbestos Litigation 8/23/2012

FTC Ramping Up Data Privacy Enforcement Actions; Google Fined $22.5 Million 8/22/2012

Businesses Nationwide Continue to Grapple With Burdensome Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws 8/21/2012

Bisphenol A Study Warns Consumers Of Unconfirmed Risks – Why You Should Be Wary Of All The Hype 8/20/2012

National Lead Litigation Conference Features Governo Law Firm Partner on Potential Sources of Lead Poisoning 8/14/2012

Congressional Budget Office Report: the FACT Act of 2012 is Fiscally Responsible 8/8/2012

Cyber Liability Update: Bank May Be Held Liable to Business for Failure to Maintain Commercially Reasonable Security Measures Resulting in Cyber Theft 8/6/2012

Nanotechnology: New Products Present Potential Liability 7/30/2012

Maine Publishes New Chemicals Of High Concern List: Are These Chemicals In Your Closet? 7/23/2012

Real Estate Update: Soil Vapor Intrusion Liability on the Rise 7/16/2012

Parent Company May Be Sued for Asbestos-Containing Products of Bankrupt Subsidiary 7/9/2012

Massachusetts Appeals Court to Address Replacement Components Defense in Whiting v. CBS Corporation Asbestos Case 7/2/2012

Duty to Preserve Electronic Social Media Evidence 6/29/2012

Asbestos Trust Transparency Legislation Moves Forward 6/27/2012

New CDC Lead Poisoning Guidance has Broad Implications for Public Health and Litigation 6/26/2012

Reminder: Trying an Asbestos Case - How to Get the "W" 6/11/2012

Toxic Mold Case Dismissal Overturned by New York Appeals Court 6/5/2012

2012 Litigation Management College 5/31/2012

Formaldehyde and Fertility 5/24/2012

Early Case Assessment and Settlement Strategies for In-House Counsel 5/23/2012

FACT Act of 2012 5/18/2012

New Report Released: "Hidden Asbestos Liability in Corporate Transactions and Acquisitions" 4/25/2012

Trying an Asbestos Case - How to Get the "W" 4/11/2012

Governo Law Firm Prevails on Motion for Summary Judgment in Mesothelioma Asbestos Case 2/15/2012

Super Lawyers 1/13/2012