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5 Common Places To Find Asbestos, Part 1

5 Common Places To Find Asbestos, Part 1

| Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance classified as a naturally occurring mineral fiber found in rock and soil. In the 1800s, asbestos became a highly sought-after and valuable commodity recognized for its resistance to heat, chemical, and electrical corrosion. Furthermore, asbestos was cheap and easy to mine, making it a highly profitable commodity. Famed for its…Read the article
5 Things You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

5 Things You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

| Mesothelioma
According to Asbestos.com and the American Cancer Society, there are about 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma each year, just in the United States. However, even though there are still new cases, the amount of asbestos in the U.S. has significantly decreased. As a result, according to some sources, the number of cases of mesothelioma is…Read the article
What is the Bethpage Toxic Plume?

What is the Bethpage Toxic Plume?

| Environmental Litigation
The Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant of Bethpage, also known as the Northrop Grumman Site Facility was a government-owned facility that was first officially established in 194. Its purpose was to design, fabricate, and test prototype aircraft for the US Navy and the NASA and it operated out of the area known as Oyster Bay in Bethpage, New York. However, over time…Read the article
A Car With A Deadly Airbag May Be In Your Driveway

A Car With A Deadly Airbag May Be In Your Driveway

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
If you though the defective Takata airbag saga was over, think again. Almost two million of these “ticking time bombs” are still on the roads, according to a government watchdog group. Some 20,000 of these vehicles have “alpha” airbags, which are the most dangerous type of defective Takata airbag. According to ACCC chairwoman Delia Rickard,…Read the article
Back to school after the summer: School risks and dangers 

Back to school after the summer: School risks and dangers 

| Personal Injury
As the summer winds down for kids all across the country that time of the year has come- time to prepare for the return to school. For most it means new classes, new teachers, new friends, and new things to learn. For first time students it is a time of great wonder and excitement and…Read the article
Marie Napoli's Defamation Claim Allowed to Proceed

Marie Napoli's Defamation Claim Allowed to Proceed

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Carmen Victoria St. George is allowing Marie Napoli’s defamation suit against Paul Napoli’s former law firm partner to proceed. The suit, which was filed against the ex-partner, his attorney and publicist in 2015,  is seeking $160 million in compensatory damages and $340 million in punitive damages. Ms. Napoli  alleges that the…Read the article
Increased Airport Security Screening Since 9/11

Increased Airport Security Screening Since 9/11

| World Trade Center
“TSA incorporates unpredictable security measures, both seen and unseen, to accomplish our transportation security mission. Security measures begin long before you arrive at the airport. TSA works closely with the intelligence and law enforcement communities to share information. Additional security measures are in place from the time you get to the airport until you get…Read the article
Five Quick Facts About the Zadroga Act

Five Quick Facts About the Zadroga Act

| World Trade Center
After the Twin Towers suddenly collapsed on September 11, many ordinary New Yorkers suddenly became victims. Many people suffered trauma injuries. The attacks killed thousands and wounded many, many others. Others fell victim to the toxic dust which blanketed much of Lower Manhattan on that day. Already, more than 80,000 people have received benefits under…Read the article
Know Your Rights About #MeToo and Arbitration Clauses

Know Your Rights About #MeToo and Arbitration Clauses

| Civil Rights
A recent Supreme Court decision has emboldened some companies to use arbitration clauses to quietly handle workplace sexual harassment claims. Federal lawmakers are considering a measure that would effectively nullify this decision. Some people, like former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, have tried unorthodox legal maneuvers to circumvent the arbitration clause. But in New York,…Read the article
Court Judgement Links Roundup with Cancer

Court Judgement Links Roundup with Cancer

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
As if the Bayer Corporation did not already have enough legal problems, a California jury just ordered the pharmaceutical giant to pay $289 million as compensation in a Roundup-leukemia case. Jurors deliberated for three days before returning their verdict. They determined that large-scale used on Roundup caused a high school groundskeeper’s cancer. The award included…Read the article
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