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Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

| Environmental Litigation
Two Florida Congressmen sent a letter to Acting Assistant Attorney General Jean Williams, asking the Department of Justice to investigate working conditions at Tampa’s Gopher Resources lead smelter. “No American worker should be forced to work in a facility as mentally, physically, and emotionally toxic as Gopher Resource has been described. Employees of the plant…Read the article
Blind Uber Passenger Wins Legal Case

Blind Uber Passenger Wins Legal Case

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
An arbitror ordered the ridesharing company to pay Lisa Irving $1.1 million to compensate her for the economic and noneconomic damages she sustained when drivers repeatedly refused to give her rides. After about a dozen Uber drivers either refused to pick her up or otherwise harassed her, Irving said she felt “demeaned, humiliated, devalued, embarrassed,…Read the article
Our Lawsuit Asserts SoHo Hotel Fostered Racial Injustice

Our Lawsuit Asserts SoHo Hotel Fostered Racial Injustice

| Civil Rights
The distinguished Napoli Shkolnik law firm, along with noted civil rights attorney Ben Crump, filed an action against New York City’s Arlo Hotel, accusing it of sponsoring a controversial racial profiling incident which centered on a 14-year-old boy. Initially, a white woman accused the young man of stealing her smartphone. When he denied responsibility, the…Read the article
Nicki Minaj Family Files Wrongful Death Action

Nicki Minaj Family Files Wrongful Death Action

| Personal Injury
The survivors of 64-year-old Robert Maraj, who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run, recently filed a $150 million wrongful death claim in New York Supreme Court. Attorneys Paul J. Napoli and Ben Crump will represent the family in court. According to investigators, Maraj was walking on a Mineola roadway when a man, later identified as…Read the article
What Evidence Do I Need for a Personal Injury Case?

What Evidence Do I Need for a Personal Injury Case?

| Personal Injury
Although virtually anyone can file a personal injury case, successfully navigating that case to a favorable settlement or verdict is more difficult. For a successful personal injury case, you must be able to prove that you were injured, the extent of your injuries, and that your injury was caused through the fault or negligence of…Read the article
The Dirty Dozen Pesticide-Laced Foods in 2021

The Dirty Dozen Pesticide-Laced Foods in 2021

| Environmental Litigation
Strawberries, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables topped an advocacy group’s Dirty Dozen list of consumer foods contaminated by dangerously high levels of pesticides. An Environmental Working Group study concluded that 70 percent of the non-organic fresh produce sold in the United States is laced with dangerously high levels of deadly pesticides, herbicides, and other…Read the article
New York Recycling Bill Could Invite Sustainable Changes

New York Recycling Bill Could Invite Sustainable Changes

| Environmental Litigation
Like the rest of the United States, New York faces a developing environmental crisis as city and state governments try to determine how they can manage waste and recycling more effectively. A new bill (S.1185A) sponsored by Senator Todd Makinsky plans to tackle the problem by shifting responsibility for recycling costs from local governments to…Read the article
Personal Injury Settlement – Who Will Pay the Medical Bills?

Personal Injury Settlement – Who Will Pay the Medical Bills?

| Personal Injury
This question weighs heavily on the minds of many personal injury victims. The medical bills following a catastrophic injury, like a spine injury, could exceed $4 million. Expenses related to other serious injuries, such as head injuries and even broken bones, could be tens of thousands of dollars. That’s especially true when considering physical therapy…Read the article
Your Airbag Failed, Now What?

Your Airbag Failed, Now What?

| Personal Injury
Since the first appeared in the 1970s, airbags have saved thousands of lives. Most people do not know it, but the airbag is an engineering marvel. A chemical propellant must rapidly inflate the bag upon impact, yet not trigger an airbag explosion. In other words, an airbag has lots of moving parts. As outlined below,…Read the article
How a Class-Action Lawsuit Works

How a Class-Action Lawsuit Works

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Class-action lawsuits seek justice for a group of individuals or entities against a single defendant. If people suffer damage from an organization, corporation, or a single person, they can file a case. The affected persons may hire an attorney to file a single legal action as a group. This legal action is known as a…Read the article