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Making a Federal Case of Cruise Ship Liability

Making a Federal Case of Cruise Ship Liability

| Personal Injury
Millions of passengers go on cruises every year. Unfortunately, injuries, illnesses, or even death on the high seas happen often enough on these ships. There are obviously times when these things happen and they are not the result of any negligence, as human life is indeed delicate.  There are other times, however, that the cruise…Read the article
Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Water Contamination in NY

Class Action Lawsuit Filed for Water Contamination in NY

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of New York on behalf of Hoosick Falls, New York residents Bryan and Kary Schrom against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. (Saint-Gobain) and Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell). The Village of Hoosick Falls water crisis made headlines earlier in 2016 after discovery of the man-made…Read the article
Personal Injury on Airplanes

Personal Injury on Airplanes

| Personal Injury
It is no surprise to anyone reading this blog or for anyone who has traveled at all that accidents happen on planes. A whole host of things can happen on a plane that would warrant a passenger to seek compensation from the airline carrier. There are factors that are beyond the control of the airlines,…Read the article
Hunter Shkolnik in National Law Journal About Flint Water

Hunter Shkolnik in National Law Journal About Flint Water

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Napoli Shkolnik Partner Hunter J. Shkolnik  quoted in The National Law Journal regarding the recent criminal charges brought against three government employees over the Flint water crisis. “They are going down for this. I don’t think these should be the only fall guys here. There are a lot of people responsible and a lot of…Read the article
Food Poisoning Cases as Product Liability

Food Poisoning Cases as Product Liability

| Personal Injury
Most people do not think that food poisoning is a problem to warrant a personal injury court case. At the same time most people are aware that every so often this country faces a major food recall or has some sort of salmonella outbreak that can result in death of some of the unfortunate first…Read the article
Flint Water Crisis Results in Criminal Charges

Flint Water Crisis Results in Criminal Charges

| Environmental Litigation
Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette, recently announced criminal charges for three employees associated with the Flint drinking water crisis. State officials and investigators believe that the City of Flint received artificially low lead readings because employees failed to test homes most at risk — those with lead service lines or other features with high lead…Read the article
Civil Rights Cases

Civil Rights Cases

| Personal Injury
It happens often enough that people within the custody of the police get hurt. Sometimes the police arrest somebody by requiring them to lay on the ground, which they do peacefully and without incident, but that the police may, for example, pick them up in a manner that damages ligaments, tears muscles, or breaks bones.…Read the article
What is Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice?

| Medical Malpractice
Medical mistakes happen all the time in every locale across the country. Medicine is often more of an art than a science and if you ask three doctors their opinions about a complicated matter, you very well may get three different answers. There are many simple mistakes that can cause some significant damages.Read the article
Attractive Nuisances

Attractive Nuisances

| Personal Injury
Personal injury as a specific topic of the law is quite broad. So many topics can fit under that umbrella: Medical malpractice, auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, product liability and the list goes on and on. One specific topic that could also fall under personal injury is particular to minors and called attractive…Read the article
Hunter Shkolnik on CBS News

Hunter Shkolnik on CBS News

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Hunter Shkolnik was recently invited on CBS News to offer his legal opinion on former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert. “There’s never going to be justice for these young men. He (Mr. Hastert) will not be punished for what he did,” says Hunter. “So for the very least, punish him for trying to hide it.…Read the article