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Napoli Shkolnik Files Southwest Airlines Lawsuit

Napoli Shkolnik Files Southwest Airlines Lawsuit

| Aviation Accidents
MSN Video Update SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PILOTS FOUND RESPONSIBLE FOR HARD LANDING CRASH AT NEW YORK LaGUARDIA AIRPORT THAT INJURED PASSENGERS We have filed a lawsuit for serious injuries sustained by a passenger when Southwest Airlines Flight 345 had a hard landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on July 22, 2013 resulting in the planes landing gear crashing into…Read the article
Marie Napoli Quote in Law360 Regarding Whole Foods Class Action

Marie Napoli Quote in Law360 Regarding Whole Foods Class Action

| Napoli Shkolnik News
In an article published by Law360 yesterday regarding consumer allegations that Whole Foods overcharges their customers for pre-packed foods, Partner Marie Napoli who represents the consumers said she “had every confidence that Whole Foods would be held responsible for their misdeeds.” Read the full articleRead the article
Consolidation of Amtrak Train 188 lawsuits

Consolidation of Amtrak Train 188 lawsuits

| Personal Injury
All of the personal injury lawsuits resulting from the derailment of Amtrak Train 188 in May will now be consolidated and heard in Philadelphia, PA. More than 60 lawsuits were filed, including some in New York, related to the train derailment. U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis will now oversee all the cases under the…Read the article
Auto Injury Settlements

Auto Injury Settlements

| Personal Injury
Auto Injury Claims Costs are Rising According to a recent report by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), a division of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, the cost of each injury claim per insured vehicle is rising in the United States. This increase in costs is happening despite the fact that vehicles have…Read the article
Mirena IUD May Be Defective and Dangerous

Mirena IUD May Be Defective and Dangerous

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is defending a series of lawsuits across the United States regarding the birth control device known as Mirena. The intrauterine device (IUD) is a reversible method of birth control that is intended to prevent pregnancy for a period of time up to five years. It does this by emitting hormones after it…Read the article
The Social Security Disability Process: Are You Eligible for Benefits?

The Social Security Disability Process: Are You Eligible for Benefits?

| Social Security
Determining Eligibility There are several factors in deciding whether you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will make five determinations, including: Whether you are currently working Whether your condition is considered “severe” within the meaning of the law Whether your particular illness or condition is within the list of…Read the article
Injured at the Brookfield Zoo? You May Have More Time to Assert Your Claim

Injured at the Brookfield Zoo? You May Have More Time to Assert Your Claim

| Personal Injury
The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in a 2012 personal injury lawsuit brought against the operator of the Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Zoological Society. The plaintiff filed her lawsuit based on injuries she sustained at the zoo in 2010 after she tripped and fell on the pavement. Her complaint was originally dismissed as…Read the article
A Rare Outcome for a Texas Amputee

A Rare Outcome for a Texas Amputee

| Personal Injury
A Texas woman who was injured in a car accident on a return trip from a work meeting recently received a rare outcome in her workers’ compensation case. Texas Political Subdivisions, her employer’s insurer, denied her claims, stating that she was not deemed to be “on the job” when she was injured while driving back…Read the article
Partner Shkolnik Speaker on Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Partner Shkolnik Speaker on Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Hunter J. Shkolnik will be a speaker at the upcoming HarrisMartin MDL Conference: Bair Hugger, Volkswagen and Pharmaceutical Update.Read the article
Zadroga Act Not Extended by Congress

Zadroga Act Not Extended by Congress

| World Trade Center
What is the Zadroga Act? The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act became law in 2011. This Act created the World Trade Center Health Program, which was designed to help people pay for medical treatment of injuries received while responding to the 9/11 crisis. The World Trade Center Health Program helps responders (rescue…Read the article

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