June 3rd, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Damage claims filed by a variety of local and state agencies against BP stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill could be negated by a bill approved by the legislature that is designed to kill a suit filed by the east bank levee authority against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies, according to a revised letter from 22 law professors and a retired New Orleans judge asking Gov. Bobby Jindal to veto the bill. Wake Forest Law Professor Sidney Shapiro is one of the law professors to sign this letter.
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May 12th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Dry grinding floors, pouring sand and mixing terrazzo made silica dust a constant fixture in Sean Barrett’s workplaces. Jobsites would be filled with clouds of dust when a grinder’s filter or vacuum system wasn’t functioning properly. Continue reading »
April 23rd, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Wake Forest University Chair in Law Professor Sidney Shapiro was quoted in the April 17, 2014, issue of the Bloomberg BNA Occupational Safety & Health Reporter article, “Pending OMB Review, OSHA Could Restart Effort to Update Chemical Exposure Limits.” Shapiro was quoted on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s recent request to gather information on ways to address chemical exposure. The article discussed the lengthy process it would be for this rule-making to occur. Continue reading »
March 24th, 2014 | Jurist, Research | Comments Off
Wake Forest Law faculty members have recently published a number of scholarly books or have a book forthcoming on a variety of topics ranging from animal cruelty to racial prejudice. Continue reading »
March 18th, 2014 | General | Comments Off
University Chair in Law Professor Sidney Shapiro was quoted in an issue of the Bloomberg BNA Occupational Safety & Health Reporter article, “Hearings on Proposed Silica Rule Start March 18; Stakeholders Can Cross-Examine,” in the issue published on March 13, 2014. Shapiro was quoted regarding cross-examination of hearing participants during the three weeks of public hearings on the recently proposed OSHA silica rule. Continue reading »
February 28th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
University Chair in Law Professor Sidney Shapiro was recently quoted in the Feb. 27th issue of the Bloomberg BNA Occupational Safety & Health Reporter article, “Chamber Unleashes Barrage of Comments Critical of OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule.” Shapiro was quoted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s criticism of the recently proposed OSHA silica rule. Continue reading »
January 31st, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
As we develop in a book just published by Oxford University Press, Achieving Democracy: The Future of Progressive Reform, the history of the United States reveals a pattern in which citizens alternate between relying on markets and democracy, including government intervention in those markets, to achieve the type of country in which we wish to live.
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January 22nd, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Sidney Shapiro has co-written the book, “Achieving Democracy: The Future of Progressive Regulation,” with Joseph P. Tomain, Dean Emeritus and the Wilbert & Helen Ziegler Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. The book will be available in hardback on Amazon.com beginning Monday, Feb. 3. Continue reading »
October 30th, 2013 | Research | Comments Off
In the United States, the framework for safeguarding people and the environment against the dangers of toxic chemicals comprises three mutually reinforcing legal systems: federal regulation, state and federal civil justice systems, and state regulation.
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October 29th, 2013 | Research | Comments Off
WASHINGTON — The Senate is inching closer to a knock-down, drag-out fight over confirming nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — a top priority for President Barack Obama that some Republicans are determined to sink. Continue reading »