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The Proposed New York Privacy Law: A Closer Look

The Proposed New York Privacy Law: A Closer Look

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Lawmakers in the Empire State are poised to approve a sweeping data privacy law that rivals the strongest ones in the world. New York already has several such laws on the books, most notably the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act). The most recent version of this law requires companies…Read the article
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
Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Hours after it finally agreed to recall unsafe treadmills, Peloton admitted to a data breach and insufficient fix that exposed millions of accounts. An information security consultant identified a flaw in Peloton’s online system which allowed anyone to access information about all users. Such information includes data such as age, weight, and preferred workout location.…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
Peloton CEO Apologizes for Slow Recall Pace

Peloton CEO Apologizes for Slow Recall Pace

| Napoli Shkolnik News
John Foley publicly admitted his company should have “engaged more productively with [the Consumer Product Safety Commission] from the outset” of a safety recall. He “apologized” for this error. Two models of Peloton treadmills have caused multiple serious injuries and at least one death. The Tread Plus has an unsafe motion which, according to regulators,…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
Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

| Environmental Litigation
Two Florida Congressmen sent a letter to Acting Assistant Attorney General Jean Williams, asking the Department of Justice to investigate working conditions at Tampa’s Gopher Resources lead smelter. “No American worker should be forced to work in a facility as mentally, physically, and emotionally toxic as Gopher Resource has been described. Employees of the plant…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
Personal Injury Settlement – Who Will Pay the Medical Bills?

Personal Injury Settlement – Who Will Pay the Medical Bills?

| Personal Injury
This question weighs heavily on the minds of many personal injury victims. The medical bills following a catastrophic injury, like a spine injury, could exceed $4 million. Expenses related to other serious injuries, such as head injuries and even broken bones, could be tens of thousands of dollars. That’s especially true when considering physical therapy…Read the article
Seven Common Car Accident Terms You Should Know

Seven Common Car Accident Terms You Should Know

| Personal Injury
The average vehicle collision claim could settle out of court a little over a year after the accident. During these months, you will hear or read many terms you might not be familiar with. Lawyers do their best to speak English instead of Legalese. But no one’s perfect! Regardless of the language we use, our…Read the article