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Who is Liable in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?

Who is Liable in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?

| Personal Injury
At-fault drivers are legally responsible for commercial crash damages. Typically, employers are financially responsible for car crash damages, because of the respondeat superior rule. This legal doctrine holds employers responsible if their employees are negligent. As outlined below, New York law defines these key terms in broad, victim-friendly terms. So, these victims have an additional…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
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
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
How Often Do Cases Go To Trial?

How Often Do Cases Go To Trial?

| Napoli Shkolnik News
When you think of filing a lawsuit, you might imagine a classic courtroom scene with a judge pounding a gavel and delivering a verdict. However, there’s an entire legal process that takes before a case gets in front of a judge and jury. Once a lawsuit is filed by a plaintiff, the defendant must answer…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
What is Medical Malpractice? Our Answer

What is Medical Malpractice? Our Answer

| Medical Malpractice
What is Medical Malpractice? Professional malpractice is essentially professional negligence. Since patients depend on doctors for all their healthcare needs, physicians have a fiduciary duty toward their patients. Doctors must set aside all other priorities, especially making money, and only do what is best for their patients. In order to make money, many doctors are…Read the article
What You Should Know About Car-Bicycle Accidents

What You Should Know About Car-Bicycle Accidents

| Personal Injury
Although vehicle traffic dropped dramatically in 2020, largely because of spring lockdowns and the ensuing rise of WFH (work from home) options, the number of bicycle fatalities increased dramatically. Bicycle traffic increased in most parts of the country, as people tried to avoid overcrowded New York subways and busses. And, as the statistics bear out,…Read the article
Newly Effected 2021 New York Laws

Newly Effected 2021 New York Laws

| Napoli Shkolnik News
The past year has presented quite a busy time for lawmakers in New York. The onset of the coronavirus invited a variety of rapid legislative measures governing testing, treatment, vaccinations, aiding citizens suffering financial struggles by preventing evictions, and other areas. In addition to all these COVID-related measures, there are still other laws passed over…Read the article
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