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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
NY Says Debt Collectors Crossed the Line

NY Says Debt Collectors Crossed the Line

| Napoli Shkolnik News
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that Operation Corrupt Collector, a multi-agency investigation, has culminated in criminal charges against debt buyers in multiple states. State officials pressed charges against five upstate companies in the operation, and the Federal Trade Commission filed similar charges against two North Carolina companies. “These are the most egregious types…Read the article
Google Accused of Selling Children’s Personal Information

Google Accused of Selling Children’s Personal Information

| Napoli Shkolnik News
According to a recent study, as many as two-thirds of the apps aimed at toddlers and preschoolers on Google Play may be in direct violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Seemingly mindless apps and games are a treasure trove of information for marketers, explained lead study author Dr. Jenny Radesky. “It is incredible…Read the article