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EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

| Environmental Litigation
In a controversial move, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would waive certain reporting requirements for companies hit hard by COVID-19. Normally, companies must report chemical emissions into the air, water, and soil to the EPA. Agency guidelines now allow these companies to self-regulate. Many companies claimed that compliance with emissions declarations was impractical, largely…Read the article
Increased Vehicle Thefts During COVID-19

Increased Vehicle Thefts During COVID-19

| Napoli Shkolnik News
If you thought the bad old days of Mean Streets-type street crime were over, think again. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has caused automobile vehicle thefts to spike 63 percent in New York City. The trend is not limited to the Big Apple. Metropolitan areas around the country, such as Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and…Read the article
Johnson & Johnson Halts Talcum Powder Sales

Johnson & Johnson Halts Talcum Powder Sales

| talcum powder
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson raised the proverbial white flag, at least to an extent, when it said it would no longer sell its controversial baby powder in the United States and Canada. “Demand for talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in North America has been declining due in large part to changes in consumer habits and…Read the article
Coronavirus Extends Deadlines in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Coronavirus Extends Deadlines in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

| Coronavirus
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo already made headlines by approving a sweeping child sexual abuse law which could provide relief to thousands of victims. Cuomo made headlines again by further extending deadlines “to ensure that COVID-19 does not stand in the way of justice.” Specifically, the order extended the lookback period to January 14, 2021.…Read the article
Are Aging Dams Ticking Time Bombs?

Are Aging Dams Ticking Time Bombs?

| Napoli Shkolnik News
In general, time heals all wounds and degrades all things. If these general principles apply to the nation’s dams, and they probably do, the recent Michigan dam failures could be just the beginning. One national safety and advocacy group says more than 2,000 dams in the United States are deficient and highly likely to fail.…Read the article
Evenflo Car Seat Manufacturers Under Scrutiny

Evenflo Car Seat Manufacturers Under Scrutiny

| Personal Injury
Evenflo voluntarily recalled a number of car seats after a consumer watchdog group uncovered a critical flaw, and some parents say Graco invented inflated safety claims to pump up sales of some models. Consumer Reports testing revealed that some Evenflo car seats had a critical flaw. During low-speed impacts, the plastic split, causing the strap…Read the article
Water Safety Over the Holiday Weekend

Water Safety Over the Holiday Weekend

| Personal Injury
The last Monday in May is usually one of the biggest holiday on the calendar. But it will feel a bit different this year. So, if the surf beckons on Memorial Day 2020, leave early and be flexible. LOCAL TRI-STATE OPENINGS/CLOSURES Coney Island, Rockaway Beach, and other New York City beaches are closed. Fire Island,…Read the article
Controversial Link: Smoking, Vaping and Coronavirus

Controversial Link: Smoking, Vaping and Coronavirus

| Coronavirus
There is some evidence that ingesting nicotine by smoking or vaping might increase the risk of contracting the coronavirus, and also worsen the infection. There is also some evidence that nicotine might be a partial COVID-19 vaccine. A recent French study suggested that since coronavirus was a Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, or nAChR, disease, nicotine use…Read the article
Remote Workplaces: Not Cybersexual Harassment Haven

Remote Workplaces: Not Cybersexual Harassment Haven

| Personal Injury
According to a recent survey, almost half of women and nearly a quarter of men have been victims of cybersexual harassment. Overall harassment figures were at 81 percent for women and 43 percent for men. These numbers are much higher than the figures from previous surveys. Anita Raj, director of the Center on Gender Equity…Read the article
Coronavirus: Can You Still File Personal Injury Claims?

Coronavirus: Can You Still File Personal Injury Claims?

| Coronavirus
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he plans to let some PAUSE restrictions expire in mid-May, but he will extend others. Does that mean the COVID-19 crisis is almost over, and how does this development affect your potential or active personal injury claim? Coronavirus is more widespread in New York than anyplace else, including China. According to…Read the article