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Authorities Get Tough on Fake License Plates

Authorities Get Tough on Fake License Plates

| Napoli Shkolnik News
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is fed up with the way fraudulent license plates hamstring police investigations. Officials believe the fake license plate market began during coronavirus shutdowns, when the Department of Motor Vehicles was closed for most purposes. Now, buyers might pay up to $2,000 for a fraudulent license plate from an…Read the article
Manhattan Doctor Sentenced in Fentanyl Bribery Case

Manhattan Doctor Sentenced in Fentanyl Bribery Case

| Opioid Crisis
A local court sentenced 51-year-old Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, of New Rochelle, to five-and-half years in prison. Goldstein had previously pleaded guilty to charges that he accepted kickbacks and bribes to prescribe Fentanyl to his patients. According to court documents, Insys paid Goldstein about $200,000 to stop prescribing a competitor’s product and start prescribing Insys’ Fentanyl.…Read the article
Paraquat Herbicide Poisoning: Have You Been Affected?

Paraquat Herbicide Poisoning: Have You Been Affected?

| Personal Injury
Paraquat is a widely used herbicide often sold under popular brand names such as Gramoxone, Parazone, and Firestorm. This chemical compound is so toxic that the US supply has a distinct blue color, an unpleasant odor, a vomit-inducing additive, and is only available to licensed users. Introduced in 1961, it’s still one of the most…Read the article
Stay Safe Over the Holiday Weekend

Stay Safe Over the Holiday Weekend

| Personal Injury
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the state was ending most coronavirus restrictions in time for the Independence Day holiday weekend. California, a similar move at about the same time. Coronavirus vaccines and protective measures have reduced this disease to a few pockets, mostly in overseas countries. But other risks, which most of…Read the article
How Are Nursing Homes Recovering After COVID?

How Are Nursing Homes Recovering After COVID?

| COVID-19
How Are Nursing Homes Recovering After COVID? Vacancy rates in New York nursing homes have been rising due to the lack of trust caused by the handling of the COVID-19 crisis. High numbers of nursing home inhabitants passed away during the pandemic, and occupancy rates are still low compared to pre-COVID numbers. Nearly half of…Read the article
Causes of Lead Poisoning Crisis at Gopher Smelting Plant

Causes of Lead Poisoning Crisis at Gopher Smelting Plant

| Personal Injury
For years, Tampa’s lead-smelting plant workers have cried foul at the plant’s unsafe working environment that puts all its workers at risk. Lead poisoning is the primary concern for hundreds of workers exposed to this toxin at dangerous levels. Minnesota-based company Gopher Resource gained the smelting plant in 2006 and immediately made plans to transform…Read the article
Legal Terms to Know for a Personal Injury Case

Legal Terms to Know for a Personal Injury Case

| Personal Injury
A personal injury case can be stressful, especially if you don’t fully understand everything that is being discussed during the proceedings or between the lawyers involved. Some legal terms may be familiar to you, such as plaintiff and defendant. Other terms, such as torts, burden of proof, and negligence, will likely need a bit of…Read the article
Fisher-Price Issues Recall Due To Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price Issues Recall Due To Infant Deaths

| Napoli Shkolnik News
When babies started suffocating in cribs, company executives pointed the finger at caregivers. Four deaths later, Fisher-Price finally recalled the Rock ‘n Glide Soother, along with a related product, the Soothe ‘n Play Glider. The Rock ‘n Glide soother rocks babies back and forth to help them go to sleep. Four babies died in less…Read the article
When Is an Employer Responsible for a Workplace Injury?

When Is an Employer Responsible for a Workplace Injury?

| Personal Injury
Accidents happen in the workplace, and serious injuries can be the result. Here’s what you should know regarding workplace injuries and how to address them. What Are Workplace Injuries? Workplace injuries are illnesses or injuries that take place at an employee’s place of work or develop due to the requirements of their occupation. Nearly any…Read the article
What Is a Mass Tort?

What Is a Mass Tort?

| Personal Injury
Mass torts are complex litigation cases where multiple plaintiffs come together to file their claims in one lawsuit. Mass torts differ from regular personal injury lawsuits because they typically involve a group of plaintiffs with similar claims that file together; however, they’re also different from class action cases because plaintiffs may still face different circumstances…Read the article