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Firm Obtains Landmark Settlement: Federal Opioid Litigation

| Opioid Crisis
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is happy to announce that our client Cuyahoga County, one of the bellwether plaintiffs in the National Opioid Litigation, has reached a landmark $260 million settlement against four of the key players responsible for the opioid epidemic. This settlement, on behalf of our client Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as well as Summit County,…Read the article
How to File a Sexual Harassment Claim in New York

How to File a Sexual Harassment Claim in New York

| Personal Injury
Sexual harassment, especially when it takes place in the workplace, can make you feel like you have no reasonable resources to turn to. Some victims are afraid to speak up and even fear their employer may reprimand them if they report an offense. However, there are specific laws that require employers to acknowledge and resolve…Read the article
What is the Domino’s Website Case Really About?

What is the Domino’s Website Case Really About?

| Civil Rights
Recently, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal regarding a pizza ordering website which was not accessible to blind people. But the issues in this case go far beyond the victory to disabled people. In January 2019, a lower appeals court ruled that Domino’s Pizza and other retailers must make their websites…Read the article
5 Steps for Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit in New York

5 Steps for Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit in New York

| Personal Injury
If you’ve been the victim of a car accident, you know that the damages usually go beyond needing a few auto repairs. You may sustain injuries that take weeks or even months to recover from, which can impact your career, family, and other obligations. You may even experience psychological or emotional damage. The stress of…Read the article
Two More Blood Pressure Drugs Added to Ongoing FDA Recall

Two More Blood Pressure Drugs Added to Ongoing FDA Recall

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s voluntary blood pressure drug recall continues as Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited announced it is expanding its nationwide recall to include two blood pressure medications that were found to contain trace amounts of a potential cancer-causing carcinogen. The two medications are 3 lots of Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and 2 lots…Read the article
It May Be a Crime to Say ‘Illegal Alien’ in NYC

It May Be a Crime to Say ‘Illegal Alien’ in NYC

| Civil Rights
If people use this phrase to describe undocumented residents, and they intend to “demean, humiliate or harass a person,” New York City officials may asses a fine of up to $250,000. A related prohibition applies to anyone who threatens to call immigration officials, if the party has a “discriminatory motive.” Words have power in court…Read the article
Couple Loses $12K in Airbnb Scam

Couple Loses $12K in Airbnb Scam

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Denise and Ian Feltham paid thousands of dollars for a dream vacation rental which did not exist. The law protects victims like these, and that protection often comes from some unexpected places. The couple responded to an Airbnb ad for a vacation rental in Spain. But the person who posted the ad apparently harvested pictures…Read the article
Vontaze Burfict: Season-Long NFL Suspension

Vontaze Burfict: Season-Long NFL Suspension

| Personal Injury
On Monday, the NFL announced that Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the season due to “unnecessary roughness.” This is the longest discipline for an on-field exploit in NFL history, as it includes all postseason games as well. This suspension came directly after the Raiders versus Colts…Read the article
Breast Cancer Mammograms for High-Risk Men

Breast Cancer Mammograms for High-Risk Men

| Napoli Shkolnik News
A recent study determined that mammograms are more successful at discovering breast cancer in high risk men than in average risk women. This study was groundbreaking as it is the first study on mammography for men. This study is crucial as male breast cancer has not received the same attention and research as women breast…Read the article
NYC Nail Salon Workers: Changes in an Abusive Industry

NYC Nail Salon Workers: Changes in an Abusive Industry

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Earlier this month, the New York Nail Salon (NYC) Workers Association organized a speak-out protesting on-going abuses against salon workers in front of New York City chain Envy Nails’s Bronx location. Around 40 women showed up and spoke out against the injustices they face as salon workers, single mothers, and immigrants. They told stories of…Read the article
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