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Most Common Winter Injuries to Watch Out For

Most Common Winter Injuries to Watch Out For

| Personal Injury
It can be frustratingly easy to fall victim to an accident or an injury, especially during the winter. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), winter conditions are about twice as deadly as summer ones. Whether you’ve slipped and fallen on an icy sidewalk or gotten in a car accident due to poor…Read the article
Milestone Class Settlement: AFFF MDL Litigation

Milestone Class Settlement: AFFF MDL Litigation

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik lawyers representing individuals in the Town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, announced that they have reached an agreement in principal with Tyco Fire Products L.P., Chemguard, Inc., and ChemDesign, Inc. (“Defendants”) to settle a putative class action addressing certain claims of damage arising from contamination of dozens of privately-owned drinking water wells in the Town…Read the article
Child Victims Act Look Back Period Extended Due to COVID

Child Victims Act Look Back Period Extended Due to COVID

| Coronavirus
Victims of childhood sexual abuse can now file legal claims under the Child Victims Act (CVA) until August 14, 2021, even if the alleged abuse occurred before the previous statute of limitations cutoff. In May of 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed legislation extending the “look back” window for victims to file…Read the article
Lawmakers Crack Down on Illegal Dumpers

Lawmakers Crack Down on Illegal Dumpers

| Napoli Shkolnik News
In the wake of a discovery of an illegal solid waste dumping ground in Long Island, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo approved a measure which broadens the definition of “acutely hazardous” substances and stiffens possible criminal penalties. Earlier in 2020, investigators discovered that a company had secretly buried about 40,000 pounds of hazardous solid waste…Read the article
Minimum Wage to Inch Up January 1st

Minimum Wage to Inch Up January 1st

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Despite opposition from business groups, a minimum wage increase will take effect as scheduled, after Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office concluded that the coronavirus economic recovery was “not likely to be substantially harmed” by the increase. Upstate, the minimum hourly wage increases from $11.80 to $12.50. Minimum wage workers in Westchester County and Long Island will…Read the article
Holiday Toy Safety Guide

Holiday Toy Safety Guide

| Personal Injury
A holiday toy safety guide – as another season is almost over and hopefully the toys he left under the physical or metaphorical tree will entertain youngsters for hours in 2021 and beyond. But now it is up to caregivers to be responsible for ensuring that children play safely. Unfortunately, dangerous toys injure hundreds of…Read the article
Self-Driving Cars? Not Yet, Says NHTSA. Winter Driving Tips

Self-Driving Cars? Not Yet, Says NHTSA. Winter Driving Tips

| Winter Tips
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration clearly asserted, despite Tesla’s assertions to the contrary, that “No vehicle available for purchase today is capable of driving itself.” Earlier, Tesla stirred controversy by sending so-called full self-driving software to a group of owners selected to test it. Cal researcher Steven Shladover said Tesla’s claim was “actively misleading”…Read the article
Worker Safety in the Coronavirus Age

Worker Safety in the Coronavirus Age

| Coronavirus
Mostly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, worker safety has consistently been in the news during 2020. For example, in late August, the United Federation of Teachers almost went on strike over coronavirus health concerns. Coronavirus is just the latest in a string of deadly occupational diseases which often affect area workers. Other issues which are…Read the article
Common Property Insurance Claims During The Winter

Common Property Insurance Claims During The Winter

| Winter Tips
What kind of insurance claims can be expected during the winter months? At this time of year, temperatures are dropping below freezing and the nights grow longer. This is the season when the chilly temperatures and inclement weather can cause chaos and damage our homes, even lead to injury. The frequency and severity of winter…Read the article
Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

| Personal Injury
Suffolk County officials announced that 6,000 of its school buses will soon be equipped with stop arm cameras to catch these violators. Preliminary tests indicate that between 90 and 100 motorists ignore school bus stop arms. State law requires drivers in both directions to stop when school buses are loading or unloading passengers. The cameras…Read the article