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Types of Subway Accidents and Injuries

Types of Subway Accidents and Injuries

| Personal Injury
There are unfortunately a number of ways that people end up getting injured on the New York subway system. Subway accidents and injuries take place in the stations, on the platforms and on the trains. A brief list some of the most common subway hazards includes: Derailments or collisions involving one or more trains on the…Read the article
Lexapro – What is it and Why are there Lawsuits?

Lexapro – What is it and Why are there Lawsuits?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Lexapro is a medication designed to reduce the symptoms and severity of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is a type of depression and anxiety that occurs when day-to-day worries become overwhelming. It also aims to improve depression, which is caused by an imbalance of serotonin levels and helps regulate this hormone in the body and…Read the article
What’s Needed to File for Social Security Disability?

What’s Needed to File for Social Security Disability?

| Social Security
To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of disability. There are many factors of SSD eligibility requirements that must be looked at before a person can qualify to receive benefits. In general, a…Read the article
Understanding How Legal Contingency Fees Work

Understanding How Legal Contingency Fees Work

| Personal Injury
“A contingency fee agreement is a payment arrangement that allows a plaintiff who has been injured and is seeking legal remedy to obtain legal representation even if they do not have money to pay a lawyer at the beginning of the case. A client does not have to pay a contingency fee up front, agreeing instead to pay…Read the article
Food Contamination Can Lead to Serious Health Problems

Food Contamination Can Lead to Serious Health Problems

| Personal Injury
Food contamination can lead to foodborne illnesses, typically called food poisoning. Foodborne illness is a serious occurrence, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that an estimated 48 million people get sick each year, that over 120,000 are hospitalized, and that about 3,000 die as a result of food contamination annually in…Read the article
Wage and Hour Laws – Your Rights

Wage and Hour Laws – Your Rights

| Personal Injury
For both employees and employers in the United States, being aware of the state and federal laws regarding employee wages and hours is critical; a breach of the law could result in penalties for an employer, and an employee may seek damages if their rights are violated. At the law offices of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC,…Read the article
$24.1 Million Dollar Verdict in Aviation Case

$24.1 Million Dollar Verdict in Aviation Case

| Aviation Accidents
In the News Phoenix Business Journal covers the historic avaition verdict in their article, Phoenix jury awards Glendale helicopter owner $24.1M for helicopter crash in Arizona desert” The trial team led by Hunter J. Shkolnik, Esq. along with Partner Patrick Haines and Associate Brett Bustamante of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC obtained a $24.1 million-dollar verdict in…Read the article
Understanding the Uber Lawsuit

Understanding the Uber Lawsuit

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Uber drivers have filed a class action lawsuit claiming they have been misclassified as independent contractors and are entitled to be reimbursed for their expenses that Uber should have to pay, like for gas and vehicle maintenance. The lawsuit also challenges Uber’s practice of telling passengers that the gratuity is included and not to tip…Read the article
Tennessee Pays Former Inmate $1M

Tennessee Pays Former Inmate $1M

| Civil Rights
61-year-old Lawrence McKinney initially received just $75 when his 1978 conviction was finally overturned in 2009. Upon reconsideration, a reluctant Tennessee Board of Claims approved the maximum $1 million payment. When he was just 22 years old, Mr. McKinney received a 115-year sentence for his alleged role in the brutal double rape of a Memphis…Read the article
Regulators Mull Internet Ad Restrictions For 2018 Midterms

Regulators Mull Internet Ad Restrictions For 2018 Midterms

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently said that his company would welcome additional rules concerning political advertisement on the internet. Despite civil rights concerns, the move is necessary because he’s “sure someone’s trying” to manipulate the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook and other social media platforms. Facebook was at the center of controversy earlier this year…Read the article
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