Welcome to “Cut to the Chase:” where we talk about compelling legal, regulatory and public interest information and news. Your host is Gregg Goldfarb, an attorney, entrepreneur, investor and activist.
NEW UPDATE ON VETERANS CHALLENGING BANKRUPTCY FILING IN 3M EARPLUG MASS TORT LITIGATION
On this episode of Cut to the Chase:, Co Lead Counsel Mike Burns returns to discuss the latest hearings and upcoming hearings in the bankruptcy filed by Aearo Technologies, a subsidiary of 3M, in the combat earplug litigation. The bankruptcy petition is being characterized as a fraud on the Court as 3M purchased all of Aearo's liabilities back in 2008 and has been taking the position throughout the 3.5 years of this litigation that 3M is the responsible party. Don't panic-vets....the legal cavalry is here to help.
3M Update Post Bankruptcy Filing
On this episode of Cut to the Chase:, Amanda Bronstad from Law.Com discusses the Aearo Technologies Bankruptcy filing in the 3M Earplug Mass Tort Multidistrict Litigation. While many of the plaintiffs and plaintiffs attorneys are panicking, this petition might not get too far or might even box in 3M. Hearings in front of Justice Rogers and the bankruptcy court did not go so well for 3M/Aearo Technologies as they try to stave off the onslaught of large jury verdicts against them.
El Nino La Nina-What are these Weather Systems and How Does it Effect the Planet
On this episode of Cut to the Chase: Meteorologist Andrew Hagen, from the National Hurricane Center, gives us a brief explanation of what it means if you are living in El Nino or La Nina, how these systems are formed and how they impact the weather. Whether you are living in a drought or are inundated with rain and floods, Andrew is here to help explain these matters so we can all get a better understanding.
First Images from James Webb Telescope Revealed-What We Saw
On this episode of Cut to the Chase:, Dr. Adam Leibovich comes on to discuss the first images that we can see from the James Webb Telescope. Dr. Leibovich, a physics professor at the University of Pittsburg and now the Director of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute, shows us the first images, including images of Jupiter and he goes through the mission of the new telescope.
To watch this episode and see the actual images as Dr. L goes through them, go to my youtube channel here....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toNsIhrzlTQ
Dr. L also explains how the James Webb Telescope differs from the Hubble Telescope and lots of fun possibilities, including whether the James Webb Telescope will be able to detect life outside our planet. Exoplanets, infrared, gravitational lensing and of course whether this all proves or disproves Einstein's theory of general relativity.
With all the bad news in the world today, this topic is one bit of positive news. The project is global in nature. Anyone can apply to use the James Webb Telescope. Here is how.... https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-observing-time-anonymous
For some great up to date information, including the actual launch of the James Webb Telescope (it is currently 4 times further away from our planet than the Moon)-check out these links. https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tXlqWldVVk&t=1s
And for some super augment reality experiences through instagram-check out this link. https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17875130840557902/
Episode 87-Rental Car Insurance-Yes or No?
On this episode of Cut to the Chase:, our insurance savant Jonathan Singer returns to continue his series of answering FAQ in the insurance context. In particular, this episode focuses on whether to purchase rental car insurance or not. Of course, the answer is "it depends". Listen to Jon explain what it depends on. With the average rental car insurance being anywhere from $80-$80 per day according to industry analysis, the downside to declining can be costly.
If you want to speak with Jon to go through all your insurance needs, here is his contact information. https://www.facebook.com/askmeaboutinsurance/
EPISODE 86-JUDGE APPROVES SURFSIDE $1 BILLION SETTLEMENT
On this episode of Cut to the Chase:, one of the lead attorneys of the Surfside Class Action, Adam Moskowitz, comes on 1 year to the day of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South killing 98 people and leaving over 100 others homeless to discuss the settlement of the case. Adam discusses some of the shocking details of the collapse and how this settlement was done so quickly. With 48 defendants involved, you would have thought that this case could have dragged out for a decade with each of the defendants pointing their fingers at each other. Adam, along with several other prominent attorneys, worked long and tireless. Judge Michael Hanzman did a remarkable job pushing this case at a pace not seen before.
Now that the settlement has been approved, those eligible for their settlements need to go through the claims process. There is a deadline so PAY ATTENTION TO THE DEADLINES.
Some of the victims are not represented by attorneys, but they can still file their claims. AGAIN THE CLAIMS MUST BE DONE PROPERLY AND TIMELY. Adam has graciously offered to talk to any of the victims or family members of victims to guide them through the claims process. Here is Adam's link to contact him. https://moskowitz-law.com/adam-moskowitz
A big shoutout to Adam, Judge Hanzman, and many others that secured justice for the victims of this tragedy.
To the point with lawyers in mind!
Gregg is hosting his show in a way to help lawyers get info without all the fluff.
Informative and fun to listen to
Gregg is a great host. He covers a lot of interesting topics, not just those pertaining to the law. I learn something every time I listen and the time flies by. Looking forward to what comes next! Thanks Gregg!
very informative and entertaining
I was really impressed with his science and law shows. Gregg has a lot of pizzaz and does a great interview.