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High Number of Aviation Accidents Makes 2016 The Worst for CIS Travel

High Number of Aviation Accidents Makes 2016 The Worst for CIS Travel

| Aviation Accidents
Whether you rely on international flights regularly as a part of your business or use foreign carriers mostly for travel, a new report on the frequency of aviation accidents throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) provides cause for alarm. While these accidents occur overseas, they often involve U.S. citizens. For those who are injured…Read the article
New Medical Malpractice Legislation: How Does It Impact You?

New Medical Malpractice Legislation: How Does It Impact You?

| Medical Malpractice
Despite its name, H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, will not preserve your access to healthcare services. Rather, it will limit your ability to seek compensation for your damages resulting from acts of healthcare provider negligence, including acts of sexual assault by healthcare providers and claims against medical device manufacturers following injuries caused…Read the article
Credit Suisse: No Deferred Compensation to Brokers

Credit Suisse: No Deferred Compensation to Brokers

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
When Credit Suisse announced that it wanted to downsize, its brokers may have been worried about their jobs, but not for long – the company quickly struck a recruiting arrangement with Wells Fargo, a company that hopes to strengthen its connections to uber-wealthy clients. A Recruitment Offer that Misses the Mark But the details of…Read the article
The Basics: 24-Hour Healthcare Coverage and Workers’ Compensation

The Basics: 24-Hour Healthcare Coverage and Workers’ Compensation

| Workers Compensation
Traditionally, health insurance and workers’ compensation insurance have been independently managed, even when an employer is paying for both. Under 24-hour coverage, however, these two programs are merged for convenience and money-saving benefits. What Is 24-Hour Coverage?  24-hour coverage is a unique, hybrid concept that only a few states in the nation have experimented with. Under…Read the article
Environmentally Friendly Auto Parts Attract Rodents

Environmentally Friendly Auto Parts Attract Rodents

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Automakers, as in other industries, are feeling the push to make their products more environmentally friendly. One of the ways to accomplish this goal is by integrating biobased parts, which are derived from plants and other renewable substances. While these products are easier to recycle and reduce the vehicle’s overall carbon footprint, they can create…Read the article
Louise Caro on Spectrum News About Toxic Wheatfield Landfill

Louise Caro on Spectrum News About Toxic Wheatfield Landfill

| Environmental Litigation
It has been more than two months since Napoli Shkolnik filed the first group of Notices of Claim against the Town of Wheatfield, and on March 26th the first lawsuit on behalf of 70 current and former residents exposed to the toxic landfill was filed.   Napoli Shkolnik Partner Louise Caro  says she and the firm will…Read the article
Newburgh Being Taken to Court Over Water Contamination

Newburgh Being Taken to Court Over Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
Toxic chemical perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) has been detected in Newburgh’s private and public water supply wells since 2014. The hazardous chemical was found in the city’s drinking water supply, Lake Washington at alarmingly elevated levels. In fact, based on benchmarks set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Newburgh declared an emergency in May 2016…Read the article
WIVB News-4 Interviews Partner Louise Caro About Wheatfield Landfill

WIVB News-4 Interviews Partner Louise Caro About Wheatfield Landfill

| Environmental Litigation
Environmental Litigation attorney and partner Louise Caro recently spoke with WIVB News-4 Television about the legal actions Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, along with Smith Stag LLC and attorney Christen Civiletto have filed against the Town of Wheatfield. A complaint has been filed on behalf of about 60 people who say they’re sick from contamination from Love…Read the article
WCBS News Interviews Marie Napoli About Westhampton Water Contamination

WCBS News Interviews Marie Napoli About Westhampton Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
WCBST TV News‘ Jennifer McLogan sat down with environmental attorney and Napoli Shkolnik Partner Marie Napoli to discuss the PFOS water contamination in Westhampton. “The county has known about this problem for years and has allowed the people to drink this toxic soup,” said Ms. Napoli. She went on to say that one of the…Read the article
OSHA Violations In Your Workplace?

OSHA Violations In Your Workplace?

| Personal Injury
Federal and state laws govern what measures employers must take to protect workers in the workplace. These laws govern everything from workplace safety – i.e. ensuring that workers are protected from falls from heights – to the number of hours worked and wages to ensure that workers are not taken advantage of. These laws govern…Read the article

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