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Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

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Hours after it finally agreed to recall unsafe treadmills, Peloton admitted to a data breach and insufficient fix that exposed millions of accounts. An information security consultant identified a flaw in Peloton’s online system which allowed anyone to access information about all users. Such information includes data such as age, weight, and preferred workout location.…Read the article
Ben Crump Supports Flint Bone Lead Testing Program

Ben Crump Supports Flint Bone Lead Testing Program

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The Flint Water Crisis devastated the community for six years after the City of Flint switched to a new water source as a money-saving measure. Officials failed to treat the water to avoid lead in the pipes from contaminating the water and families were exposed to dangerous levels of lead. This exposure is especially detrimental…Read the article
Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

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New York nursing home patients are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in droves. But the coronavirus-induced nursing home crisis might be entering a new phase. New York’s vacancy rate is three times higher now that it was before the pandemic. Many nursing home residents died during the height of the pandemic, and “building that population back is…Read the article
Peloton CEO Apologizes for Slow Recall Pace

Peloton CEO Apologizes for Slow Recall Pace

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John Foley publicly admitted his company should have “engaged more productively with [the Consumer Product Safety Commission] from the outset” of a safety recall. He “apologized” for this error. Two models of Peloton treadmills have caused multiple serious injuries and at least one death. The Tread Plus has an unsafe motion which, according to regulators,…Read the article
Biden Adds Sesame Seeds to Food Allergy List

Biden Adds Sesame Seeds to Food Allergy List

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Beginning January 1, 2023, all foods which contain sesame seeds, or a derivative of this product, must meet special labelling requirements. President Biden signed the FASTER Act after it passed both houses by nearly unanimous votes. Researchers believe that about 1.6 million Americans have sesame allergies, and about half these individuals have anaphylactic reactions when…Read the article
Eye Protection and Injury Prevention in the Workplace

Eye Protection and Injury Prevention in the Workplace

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Each year, about one million American workers sustain a serious eye injury. Many others develop eye diseases. About 90 percent of these injuries and diseases are preventable. As outlined below, this combination of serious injury and easy prevention often means that substantial compensation is available for these victims. In many cases, no-fault benefits are available…Read the article
Intro to Hostile Work Environment Claims

Intro to Hostile Work Environment Claims

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A hostile work environment prevents you from doing your job effectively, leading to a lack of productivity, satisfaction with your job, and engagement with your employer. Worse, a toxic work environment can threaten employees’ health and safety. Here’s what you need to know regarding a New York hostile work environment claim and the steps you…Read the article
New York Ranked in Top 10 States with Best Drivers

New York Ranked in Top 10 States with Best Drivers

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When drivers think of the best places to navigate the road, New York may not be at the top of their list. However, you might be surprised to know that New York has recently been shown to be one of the safest places to drive in the country. According to a study conducted in the…Read the article
Convicted Fraudster Dead at 82, A Look at Other Scams

Convicted Fraudster Dead at 82, A Look at Other Scams

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The man who defrauded some 30,000 investors out of an estimated $17 billion died in prison, apparently due to failing health. Madoff lived a seemingly charmed life for decades, starting with a compelling rags-to-riches story. In 1960, Madoff took his brother Peter, along with a little money he’d saved from installing sprinklers and working as…Read the article
Is Your New York Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

Is Your New York Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

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In New York, payments awarded for certain types of legal damages are exempt from taxes, while others are not. Here are the essentials on settlements in the Empire State to help you determine whether your personal injury settlement is taxable. Which Types of Damages Are Exempt From Taxes in New York? In the Empire State,…Read the article