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Cyber Security Scams to Watch For in Early 2022

Cyber Security Scams to Watch For in Early 2022

| Napoli Shkolnik News
As the internet becomes more sophisticated, criminals are coming up with more sophisticated ways to take your money. Other scams have been around for years or even decades. At Napoli Shkolnik, our mission is to represent wronged people. Usually, that means obtaining fair compensation for accident victims and holding reckless companies responsible for the injuries…Read the article
Watch Out For These Common Imposter Scams

Watch Out For These Common Imposter Scams

| Napoli Shkolnik News
As the internet evolves, scammers are evolving as well. Until recently, many online accounts, even bank accounts, had relatively weak security measures. Back then, many users preferred convenience over security. Now, most users value security over convenience. They are willing to take a few extra login steps if that’s what it takes to secure their…Read the article
Beware of Fake DMV Texts

Beware of Fake DMV Texts

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Officials urged New Yorkers to ignore text messages instructing recipients to update their information by clicking on a link. In response, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill which expanded the telemarketing definition to include text messages. So, phishing texts will be subject to more scrutiny in the future. “Our consumer protections need to keep pace…Read the article
Routine Dental Procedure Kills 3-Year-Old Boy

Routine Dental Procedure Kills 3-Year-Old Boy

| Personal Injury
The child’s heart stopped during a simple tooth extraction procedure. He had no pre-existing conditions and no known anesthesia allergies. According to police, a certified nurse anesthetist put the boy to sleep immediately prior to the procedure. Less than an hour later, the young man’s pulse slowed and cheek swelled. Despite some unspecified medical intervention,…Read the article
Patients Seek Justice Against Predatory Doctor

Patients Seek Justice Against Predatory Doctor

| Civil Rights
Former Long Island doctor Stuart Copperman thought he had avoided legal responsibility for multiple sexual assaults he committed between 1961 and 2000. Now, seventy-seven of his victims hope to have their day in court. Copperman, who now lives in Florida, has not practiced medicine since these allegations came to light in a 2000 disciplinary hearing.…Read the article
Convicted Fraudster Dead at 82, A Look at Other Scams

Convicted Fraudster Dead at 82, A Look at Other Scams

| Napoli Shkolnik News
The man who defrauded some 30,000 investors out of an estimated $17 billion died in prison, apparently due to failing health. Madoff lived a seemingly charmed life for decades, starting with a compelling rags-to-riches story. In 1960, Madoff took his brother Peter, along with a little money he’d saved from installing sprinklers and working as…Read the article
Nicki Minaj Family Files Wrongful Death Action

Nicki Minaj Family Files Wrongful Death Action

| Personal Injury
The survivors of 64-year-old Robert Maraj, who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run, recently filed a $150 million wrongful death claim in New York Supreme Court. Attorneys Paul J. Napoli and Ben Crump will represent the family in court. According to investigators, Maraj was walking on a Mineola roadway when a man, later identified as…Read the article
New Program Transforms Workers Into Owners

New Program Transforms Workers Into Owners

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Corner delis and other mom-and-pop businesses dominate many areas of New York City. Beginning in 2021, when these owners retire, their workers might be able to fill their shoes. Mayor Bill de Blasio predicted that the Employee Ownership NYC program would “change the rules of the game” by providing up to $10,000 in support for…Read the article
Minimum Wage to Inch Up January 1st

Minimum Wage to Inch Up January 1st

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Despite opposition from business groups, a minimum wage increase will take effect as scheduled, after Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office concluded that the coronavirus economic recovery was “not likely to be substantially harmed” by the increase. Upstate, the minimum hourly wage increases from $11.80 to $12.50. Minimum wage workers in Westchester County and Long Island will…Read the article
United Airlines Flight Cancellation Lawsuit Heats Up

United Airlines Flight Cancellation Lawsuit Heats Up

| Aviation Accidents
Lawyers for the transportation giant made a last-ditch effort to have a class-action lawsuit thrown out of court. But customers may have effectively stopped that from happening. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, United cancelled flights right and left. Instead of issuing refunds, the airline gave ticketholders vouchers for future travel. In a court filing, the…Read the article