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Zadroga Act Not Extended by Congress

Zadroga Act Not Extended by Congress

| World Trade Center
What is the Zadroga Act? The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act became law in 2011. This Act created the World Trade Center Health Program, which was designed to help people pay for medical treatment of injuries received while responding to the 9/11 crisis. The World Trade Center Health Program and 9/11 Victim’s…Read the article
Dangerous Dogs Can Be Problem For Veterinary Students

Dangerous Dogs Can Be Problem For Veterinary Students

| Personal Injury
A federal judge in Albany recently upheld Cornell University’s decision to expel a veterinary student based on her German Shepherd’s “dangerous nature” and her failure to disclose this information to the university (Habitzreuther v. Cornell University, 5:14-cv-1229). The former veterinary student (and plaintiff in the action against Cornell University), Karen Habitzreuther, brought her rescue dog,…Read the article
Denied Workers Comp Benefits? Settlement is still possible

Denied Workers Comp Benefits? Settlement is still possible

| Workers Compensation
A recent court opinion from the Appellate Division, First Department found in favor of an injured worker who previously had his workers’ compensation benefits cut off. (Amacio v. State of New York, 2015 NY Slip Op 06298). The worker, Mr. Amacio, sustained injuries during his employment in 1998, which required spinal fusion surgery. He began…Read the article
Prosthetic Limbs and the Future of Personal Injury Cases

Prosthetic Limbs and the Future of Personal Injury Cases

| Personal Injury
In a recent article from the New York Law Journal, author Jon D. Lichtenstein addresses an area of personal injury law that could see significant developments over the coming years. Prosthetic limbs are becoming more prevalent and more advanced than ever. As our technology advances, prosthetic limbs are capable of functioning more and more like…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik Recognized by Super Lawyers®

Napoli Shkolnik Recognized by Super Lawyers®

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Several attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC have solidified their reputation as accomplished advocates by being recognized in the latest Super Lawyers® Lists. Our level of professionalism and ethics is recognized in our ongoing AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. The Peer Review Ratings™ by Martindale-Hubbell® were created to help consumers find the right legal professionals by identifying…Read the article
Marie Interviewed by NTD About 9/11 Compensation

Marie Interviewed by NTD About 9/11 Compensation

| World Trade Center
Marie Napoli was recently interviewed by the Chinese TV station, NTD, regarding 9/11 Compensation. Marie discussed the expansion of the Zadroga Act, deadlines and eligibility guidelines. Marie and her husband Paul Napoli have an extensive and close history with 9/11 litigation, the Zadroga act, and the World Trade Center Victim’s Compensation Fund. In the September 11th…Read the article
Class Action lawsuit filed against UBER

Class Action lawsuit filed against UBER

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Two New York UBER drivers have filed a proposed class action against UBER Technologies Inc. and Raiser, LLC (collectively “UBER”) alleging UBER withheld tips earned by the drivers and incorrectly classified the drivers as independent contractors to avoid reimbursing drivers for costs associated with driving for UBER. The complaint, filed today in New York Supreme…Read the article
Eighth Annual 9/11 Memorial Benefit Dinner

Eighth Annual 9/11 Memorial Benefit Dinner

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Paul J. Napoli and Marie Napoli along with their colleagues and friends attended the Eighth Annual 9/11 Memorial Benefit dinner last night. We are proud to have supported this year’s “legacy of service” focused event as “Friends of the Memorial”. Honoring the lives of those who were lost is at the heart of the memorial’s…Read the article
NTD TV Interview on Slip & Falls

NTD TV Interview on Slip & Falls

| Personal Injury
Partner Marie Napoli and Joint Venture Partner David Peterson were recently contacted by New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television Reporter Salina Wang for their take on Slip & Falls in New York City. Marie and David were happy for the opportunity to reach the Chinese speaking community through this investigative report by offering their suggestions of…Read the article
Marie Napoli Quoted in Law360 about Overcharge Class Suit

Marie Napoli Quoted in Law360 about Overcharge Class Suit

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Partner Marie Napoli was recently quoted in the Law360 article, “Walgreen, Duane Reade Hit With Food Overcharge Class Suit” by Y. Peter Kang. The suits says that Duane Reade has been systematically overcharging customers in a range of 40 cents to $1.94 per package sold. The department stated that it found 89 percent of the…Read the article