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How Often Do Cases Go To Trial?

How Often Do Cases Go To Trial?

| Napoli Shkolnik News
When you think of filing a lawsuit, you might imagine a classic courtroom scene with a judge pounding a gavel and delivering a verdict. However, there’s an entire legal process that takes before a case gets in front of a judge and jury. Once a lawsuit is filed by a plaintiff, the defendant must answer…Read the article
The Truth About  Nursing Home COVID -19 Deaths

The Truth About Nursing Home COVID -19 Deaths

| Personal Injury
Governor Andrew Cuomo immediately disputed a NY Attorney General report which claims the state intentionally undercounted coronavirus nursing home deaths by 50 percent. All states separately report nursing home coronavirus deaths. But New York is one of the only states in the country which only includes people who die from coronavirus inside nursing homes. The…Read the article
What is Medical Malpractice? Our Answer

What is Medical Malpractice? Our Answer

| Medical Malpractice
What is Medical Malpractice? Professional malpractice is essentially professional negligence. Since patients depend on doctors for all their healthcare needs, physicians have a fiduciary duty toward their patients. Doctors must set aside all other priorities, especially making money, and only do what is best for their patients. In order to make money, many doctors are…Read the article
What You Should Know About Car-Bicycle Accidents

What You Should Know About Car-Bicycle Accidents

| Personal Injury
Although vehicle traffic dropped dramatically in 2020, largely because of spring lockdowns and the ensuing rise of WFH (work from home) options, the number of bicycle fatalities increased dramatically. Bicycle traffic increased in most parts of the country, as people tried to avoid overcrowded New York subways and busses. And, as the statistics bear out,…Read the article
Newly Effected 2021 New York Laws

Newly Effected 2021 New York Laws

| Napoli Shkolnik News
The past year has presented quite a busy time for lawmakers in New York. The onset of the coronavirus invited a variety of rapid legislative measures governing testing, treatment, vaccinations, aiding citizens suffering financial struggles by preventing evictions, and other areas. In addition to all these COVID-related measures, there are still other laws passed over…Read the article
Aviation Lawsuit Filed Against Boeing Regarding Hard Landing

Aviation Lawsuit Filed Against Boeing Regarding Hard Landing

| Aviation Accidents
Lawyers representing victims of Pegasus Flight 2193, announced that a lawsuit was filed against The Boeing Company and the aircraft owner. The lawsuit asserts claims of Negligence, Product Liability, and Breach of Warranty regarding a Boeing aircraft that crashed in Istanbul, Turkey. On February 5, 2020, a commercial flight operated by Pegasus Airlines was scheduled…Read the article
FAA Authorizes Drone Flyovers

FAA Authorizes Drone Flyovers

| Aviation Accidents
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s an unmanned aerial vehicle! The Federal Aviation Administration recently relaxed some rules in this area. Drones can now fly over people and fly during non-daylight hours. In return, drones must be equipped with better remote identification technology. One watchdog group described Remote…Read the article
AFFF Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of TX Community

AFFF Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of TX Community

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a class action lawsuit for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon private well owners in Lubbock, Texas. The class action complaint was filed against manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and manufacturers of fluorosurfactants containing PFOS and PFOA. The class action…Read the article
New Program Transforms Workers Into Owners

New Program Transforms Workers Into Owners

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Corner delis and other mom-and-pop businesses dominate many areas of New York City. Beginning in 2021, when these owners retire, their workers might be able to fill their shoes. Mayor Bill de Blasio predicted that the Employee Ownership NYC program would “change the rules of the game” by providing up to $10,000 in support for…Read the article
NY Court Gives Defective Product Victims Additional Options

NY Court Gives Defective Product Victims Additional Options

| Personal Injury
Thanks to a new court ruling, Amazon cannot hide behind its legal status as a product matchmaker and avoid compensating victims of the dangerous products its partners sell. In State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v Amazon.com Servs., Inc., the plaintiff bought a wireless thermostat on amazon.com. The thermostat, which was defective, sparked a massive…Read the article