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The Dirty Dozen Pesticide-Laced Foods in 2021

The Dirty Dozen Pesticide-Laced Foods in 2021

| Environmental Litigation
Strawberries, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables topped an advocacy group’s Dirty Dozen list of consumer foods contaminated by dangerously high levels of pesticides. An Environmental Working Group study concluded that 70 percent of the non-organic fresh produce sold in the United States is laced with dangerously high levels of deadly pesticides, herbicides, and other…Read the article
Penumbra JET 7 Catheters Lawyers

Penumbra JET 7 Catheters Lawyers

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Typically, strokes are either the deadliest or least deadly cardiovascular episodes. Thanks to the advent of advanced catheters and other medical devices, the stroke survivability rate has increased substantially since the 1990s. However, these devices can frequently do more harm than good. Often, in their rush to build a better mousetrap, device makers take dangerous…Read the article
TX Family Files $100M Wrongful Death Action

TX Family Files $100M Wrongful Death Action

| Personal Injury
A family from Conroe, a Houston suburb, claims hypothermia killed their 11-year-old son. They also claim that the Electric Reliability Council Of Texas and Entergy Texas, its electricity provider, are responsible for his death. The family lost power for two days as outside temperatures often hovered below 15 degrees. Infrastructure problems, mostly extended rolling blackouts…Read the article
FDA Issues New Xeljanz Warning

FDA Issues New Xeljanz Warning

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
For the third time in two years, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety warning about Pfizer’s powerful and popular arthritis/UC medicine. The latest warning is the strongest and most comprehensive one yet. The FDA says that doses as small as 5mg per day could lead to cancer and heart problems, particularly among…Read the article
Trial Date Set in 3M Earplug Mass Tort Case

Trial Date Set in 3M Earplug Mass Tort Case

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
In March 2021, a federal jury in Florida will hear opening arguments in a case involving allegedly defective earplugs supplied to members of the United States Armed Forces. The earplug manufacturer, 3M Corporation, has already settled False Claims Act allegations regarding its earplugs for over $9 million. However, legal experts have pointed out that this…Read the article
What To Do Following A Parking Lot Accident

What To Do Following A Parking Lot Accident

| Personal Injury
It’s winter in New York, which means that black ice is a fixture in most parking lots. This thin, translucent ice is much harder to see, and much slicker, than white ice. Furthermore, many property owners do not inspect parking lots very often, even though they have a legal responsibility to do so. Therefore, there…Read the article
Is Tainted Baby Food in Your Pantry?

Is Tainted Baby Food in Your Pantry?

| Personal Injury
A number of popular baby foods have high levels of dangerous heavy metals. According to a recent Congressional investigation, the companies knew about this flaw, but sold tainted baby food anyway. Internal tests at Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, Gerber, Nurture, Inc. (Happy Baby products), and Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food (Hain Celestial Group, Inc.) all revealed…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
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
Lawmakers Crack Down on Illegal Dumpers

Lawmakers Crack Down on Illegal Dumpers

| Napoli Shkolnik News
In the wake of a discovery of an illegal solid waste dumping ground in Long Island, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo approved a measure which broadens the definition of “acutely hazardous” substances and stiffens possible criminal penalties. Earlier in 2020, investigators discovered that a company had secretly buried about 40,000 pounds of hazardous solid waste…Read the article