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Is Rikers Island in New York Safe?

Is Rikers Island in New York Safe?

| Civil Rights
All Democrats in the New York City delegation to Congress recently asked President Biden to stop a “humanitarian crisis” on Rikers Island, which they claim Mayor DeBlasio is not adequately addressing. The detention center is already under federal supervision. That monitor recently told a court that Corrections Department officials should complete “basic correction 101” after…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
Ben Crump Supports Flint Bone Lead Testing Program

Ben Crump Supports Flint Bone Lead Testing Program

| Napoli Shkolnik News
The Flint Water Crisis devastated the community for six years after the City of Flint switched to a new water source as a money-saving measure. Officials failed to treat the water to avoid lead in the pipes from contaminating the water and families were exposed to dangerous levels of lead. This exposure is especially detrimental…Read the article
Eye Protection and Injury Prevention in the Workplace

Eye Protection and Injury Prevention in the Workplace

| Personal Injury
Each year, about one million American workers sustain a serious eye injury. Many others develop eye diseases. About 90 percent of these injuries and diseases are preventable. As outlined below, this combination of serious injury and easy prevention often means that substantial compensation is available for these victims. In many cases, no-fault benefits are available…Read the article
Blind Uber Passenger Wins Legal Case

Blind Uber Passenger Wins Legal Case

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
An arbitror ordered the ridesharing company to pay Lisa Irving $1.1 million to compensate her for the economic and noneconomic damages she sustained when drivers repeatedly refused to give her rides. After about a dozen Uber drivers either refused to pick her up or otherwise harassed her, Irving said she felt “demeaned, humiliated, devalued, embarrassed,…Read the article
Our Lawsuit Asserts SoHo Hotel Fostered Racial Injustice

Our Lawsuit Asserts SoHo Hotel Fostered Racial Injustice

| Civil Rights
The distinguished Napoli Shkolnik law firm, along with noted civil rights attorney Ben Crump, filed an action against New York City’s Arlo Hotel, accusing it of sponsoring a controversial racial profiling incident which centered on a 14-year-old boy. Initially, a white woman accused the young man of stealing her smartphone. When he denied responsibility, the…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
The Census: Stand Up and Be Counted

The Census: Stand Up and Be Counted

| Napoli Shkolnik News
The clock is ticking on the 2020 U.S. Census. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government recently moved the deadline to September 30, 2020. This decision is a stunning reversal from an earlier pronouncement. In April 2020, officials told Congress they needed until at least October 31 to ensure an accurate count. Originally, the Census…Read the article