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New York Opioid Cost Recovery Litigation Moves Forward

New York Opioid Cost Recovery Litigation Moves Forward

| Opioid Crisis
In a thirty-six page ruling, New York Judge Jerry Garguilo declared that the plaintiffs had presented more than enough evidence for their lawsuit to go forward. This action related to the ongoing opioid crisis. This crisis has already cost the lives of thousands of people, mostly through overdose deaths. Cash-strapped local governments in the Empire…Read the article
Heat Related Illness and How to Avoid It

Heat Related Illness and How to Avoid It

| Personal Injury
According to Better Health Channel, there are many factors which can cause heat stress and heat-related illness, including: Dehydration– to keep healthy, our body temperature needs to stay around 98°F. The body cools itself by sweating, which normally accounts for 70 to 80 per cent of the body’s heat loss. If a person becomes dehydrated,…Read the article
New York Dog Bite Laws

New York Dog Bite Laws

| Personal Injury
New York is a “mixed” state, meaning that it has a dog bite statute that mixes the one-bite rule with a limited degree of strict liability. The statute makes the owner or keeper of a previously adjudicated “dangerous dog” strictly liable only for the victim’s medical and veterinary costs. For other damages, New York requires…Read the article
How many people are killed or injured riding bikes?

How many people are killed or injured riding bikes?

| Personal Injury
Biking is a great form of exercise, is a fun way to get out in nature, and is a popular means of transportation for hundreds of thousands of people across the country. However, biking is also one of the most common types of roadway accidents. Many bicyclists are struck, hurt, and killed every year by…Read the article
We Can’t Trust the SPF Labels on Sunscreen Products?

We Can’t Trust the SPF Labels on Sunscreen Products?

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Every child needs sun protection. The lighter someone’s natural skin color, the less melanin it has to absorb UV rays and protect itself. The darker a person’s natural skin color, the more melanin it has. But both dark- and light-skinned kids need protection from UV rays because any tanning or burning causes skin damage. The…Read the article
What Hunter J. Shkolnik is Doing for Flint

What Hunter J. Shkolnik is Doing for Flint

| Environmental Litigation
Hunter J. Shkolnik was named Co-Liaison Counsel in the Flint Water Crisis Litigation by United Stated District Judge Judith E. Levy of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In this role, Mr. Shkolnik will oversee all currently pending individual personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death cases, as well as the over 18,000 potential…Read the article
Marie Napoli on the MeToo Movement Against Sexual Harassment

Marie Napoli on the MeToo Movement Against Sexual Harassment

| Civil Rights
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as follows:  “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature…when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating,…Read the article
Five Main Types Of Net Neutrality

Five Main Types Of Net Neutrality

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Net neutrality is the idea that Internet Service Providers must support all internet signals equally, regardless of their content. The most common violation of net neutrality involves “throttling” or delaying certain signals. In one of the first such instances, the Federal Communications Commision fined Madison River Communications $15,000 because it restricted access to Vonage, a…Read the article
Lyme Disease is a Real Threat in New York

Lyme Disease is a Real Threat in New York

| Personal Injury
According to a recent study, over half the ticks in the Empire State are carriers of the disease. The percentage is even higher in the Hudson River basin area. As summer draws near, Department of Health officials have kept a close eye on tick density and infection rates. Tick density measures the gross number of…Read the article
The Perils of Pool Injury in New York

The Perils of Pool Injury in New York

| Personal Injury
Somewhat astoundingly, unintentional drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under 4. Those who survive often have permanent injury. It only takes a few moments below the water to cause irreversible brain damage. Many, many other victims become violently ill due to a chemical imbalance. Pool chlorine has many more active ingredients,…Read the article
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