From ours to yours, Happy Holidays.
Each year over the holiday season we like to think of something we are grateful for — and this year is no exception.
From our clients and their hard work, to Baron and Budd Shareholder Burton LeBlanc’s time as President of AAJ, to Shareholder Allen Vaught’s effort to aid those denied overtime pay for a fair day’s work to our work with world-changing do-gooders like TV Mesh fighter — aka “the Mesh Warrior” — Aaron Horton and Fluoroquinolone antibiotic fighter Rachel Brummert of the Quinolone Vigilance Foundation.
It’s hard to pick a favorite, so to speak, when there are just so many good deeds people doing; each person may have a different cause they’re fighting for, but every single cause unites under the same purpose of making a better future and doing good for all.
Yet, perhaps it’s because of our firm’s long-established history as a mesothelioma law firm, that we have a special place in our heart for those hurt by environmental toxins and contaminants, and special pride for those fighting to keep our environment — our ground, water and soil and our homes and schools, safe.
Which brings us to: Baron and Budd’s Environmental Law Group. Yeah, we’re especially proud of them.
Here’s just two of the fantastic things they’ve done this year.
- Fought for students, teachers and faculty around the country. The Environmental Law Group is working to hold the manufacture of the PCBs — Monsanto — accountable.
- Stood up for those endangered by the BP Oil Spill: the small business owners and residents who watched their homes and livelihoods destroyed by the Spill and its aftermath. As you might imagine, BP is a large and powerful corporation. Sadly, they tried to appeal their 2010 agreement to pay back those who were hurt by the Spill. Their appeal was met with a resounding No and those who were hurt by the Spill have six months left to file a claim with the Environmental Law Group to be compensated for their losses.
So it’s the holidays, after all. And while we celebrate with the ones we love, don’t forget: We all have a lot to be grateful for, things both big and small. And thanks to people like you, trailblazers like Aaron and Rachel, and the wonderful lawyers who compose our team here at Baron and Budd, well together, we can help create a better tomorrow.
Yep, we’ll toast to that!
Happy Holidays from all of us at Baron and Budd.