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Coronavirus Vaccination Card Scams

Coronavirus Vaccination Card Scams

| Coronavirus
A CVS employee is in hot water after he allegedly swiped some sixty COVID-19 vaccination cards. He planned to sell some of them and “share them with family members and friends, so that they could go into venues and possibly even use them at schools.” This arrest is a sign of a growing trend. Authorities…Read the article
Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

| Personal Injury
New York nursing home patients are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in droves. But the coronavirus-induced nursing home crisis might be entering a new phase. New York’s vacancy rate is three times higher now that it was before the pandemic. Many nursing home residents died during the height of the pandemic, and “building that population back is…Read the article
What Happens If I’m Injured As I Work From Home?

What Happens If I’m Injured As I Work From Home?

| Personal Injury
Work From Home has allowed many people to avoid dangers associated with coronavirus. But the Work From Home push has had some unintended consequences. For example, remote workers are at risk for Computer Vision Syndrome. Long hours in front of a screen with few breaks could eventually cause blindness. There is increased risk for trauma…Read the article
The Truth About  Nursing Home COVID -19 Deaths

The Truth About Nursing Home COVID -19 Deaths

| Personal Injury
Governor Andrew Cuomo immediately disputed a NY Attorney General report which claims the state intentionally undercounted coronavirus nursing home deaths by 50 percent. All states separately report nursing home coronavirus deaths. But New York is one of the only states in the country which only includes people who die from coronavirus inside nursing homes. The…Read the article
Worker Safety in the Coronavirus Age

Worker Safety in the Coronavirus Age

| Coronavirus
Mostly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, worker safety has consistently been in the news during 2020. For example, in late August, the United Federation of Teachers almost went on strike over coronavirus health concerns. Coronavirus is just the latest in a string of deadly occupational diseases which often affect area workers. Other issues which are…Read the article
Coronavirus Rental Assistance Programs: A Closer Look

Coronavirus Rental Assistance Programs: A Closer Look

| Coronavirus
NOTE: New York City Marshals began executing first legal residential evictions since the pandemic closed courts across the state in March. Marshals are required to submit their executing warrants of eviction on the Citywide Performance Reporting database.  Various federal and state rules prohibit landlords from evicting tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19…Read the article
What Happens When Coronavirus Threatens Students?

What Happens When Coronavirus Threatens Students?

| Coronavirus
According to one study, college campuses are coronavirus super spreaders. What are the legal implications of this categorization? Notre Dame is a good example. During the spring and summer of 2020, the school’s infection rate was less than half a percent. A week after classes resumed, the infection rate had increased over 300 percent. Complicating…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
Party Like It’s 1999 at Your 2020 Thanksgiving Gathering

Party Like It’s 1999 at Your 2020 Thanksgiving Gathering

| Thanksgiving
The coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on pretty much every family event on the calendar this year. But with a little additional planning, your 2020 Thanksgiving celebration could look a lot like the one you had last year. Before you start going through our well-put-together list, think about what makes Thanksgiving special for your…Read the article
Top Ten 2020 Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Top Ten 2020 Thanksgiving Travel Tips

| Thanksgiving
Most parts of the country are currently experiencing a coronavirus surge. This uptick comes at a very bad time. Many health care workers, and health care facilities, are showing some signs of strain. Furthermore, Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel times of the year. Many college students head home, and many families plan…Read the article