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A Fight To Clear Their Names

A Fight To Clear Their Names

| Civil Rights
Eric Smokes and David Warren spent years behind bars after being convicted of murdering and robbing a 71-year old French tourist in the late 1980’s. Today, with Napoli Shkolnik Civil Rights attorneys Craig Phemister and James Henning on their side, the duo are looking to vacate the guilty verdicts against them. When the murder occurred,…Read the article
Trump’s Lawyer May Have Trouble With Security Clearance

Trump’s Lawyer May Have Trouble With Security Clearance

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
The below article originally appeared on ProPublica.org. The ongoing investigations into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia involve reams of classified material. Yet Marc Kasowitz, the New York lawyer whom President Donald Trump has hired to defend him in these inquiries, told ProPublica through a spokesman that he does not have a security clearance —…Read the article
Nursing Home Injuries

Nursing Home Injuries

| Personal Injury
Nursing homes are designed to be places of safety and protection for those who are elderly, sick, and unable to care for themselves as such. Unfortunately, however, nursing homes are businesses, and sometimes, corners are cut for the purpose of saving on costs. As a  result of this, nursing home injuries occur at a surprisingly…Read the article
Fully Understanding Duty In Negligence Cases

Fully Understanding Duty In Negligence Cases

| Personal Injury
Webster’s defines “duty” as “obligatory tasks, conduct, service, or functions that arise from one’s position,” as in he has a “duty to support his family.” There are some other definitions as well, like a sense of duty propelled him to the battlefield, but none of these other meanings come as close to the term’s specific…Read the article
Understanding Car Crashes In New York

Understanding Car Crashes In New York

| Personal Injury
Before delving into the legal implications of a New York car crash, the first step is to label these incidents properly. There is a growing movement afoot to replace car accident with car crash. After all, some point out, trains derail, planes crash, and ships sink. Furthermore, these people claim, “accident” implies an uncontrollable event…Read the article
What On Earth Is A ‘SMIDSY’ Crash?

What On Earth Is A ‘SMIDSY’ Crash?

| Personal Injury
Inattention-related motorcycle-vehicle crashes are so common in the United Kingdom and some other overseas nations that officials call them “smidsy” crashes, for “sorry, mate, I didn’t see you.” Another frequent acronym, TBFTL or “turned but failed to look,” simply does not roll off the tongue quite as well. Besides, SMIDSY captures the rather callous attitude…Read the article
Al Jazeera Interview: Nassau County Opioid Litigation

Al Jazeera Interview: Nassau County Opioid Litigation

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Al Jazeera reporter Kristen Saloomey recently met and spoke with Napoli Shkolnik PLLC attorney Salvatore Badala regarding the Nassau County, NY opioid epidemic and litigation. Mr. Badala is one of the lead attorneys in the suit in which Nassau County is suing nineteen pharmaceutical companies and five doctors. Suburban Long Island, outside the hustle &…Read the article
The Pretrial Claims Process In Asbestos Cases

The Pretrial Claims Process In Asbestos Cases

| Mesothelioma
Almost all negligence cases — around 90 percent, by most counts — settle out of court before trial. In many negligence matters, such as some car crashes, liability is relatively clear and the damages, while significant, are not overwhelmingly large. But in mesothelioma lawsuits, liability is not always as clear, especially in ambient (indirect) exposure…Read the article
Legal Issues In Mesothelioma Cases

Legal Issues In Mesothelioma Cases

| Mesothelioma
It is a well-established scientific principle that asbestos causes cancer. However, to establish a claim for financial compensation, victim/plaintiffs must do more than present well-established scientific principles. They must prove that a specific tortfeasor (negligent actor) was responsible for this exposure, and they must also prove that their claim is legally recognized. The obstacles to…Read the article
What Does the Healthcare Plan Look Like?

What Does the Healthcare Plan Look Like?

| Napoli Shkolnik News
As Republicans attempt to change the healthcare laws in America, dozens of modifications to proposed bills are being made at a rapid rate. While no one knows exactly what the final law will be–assuming that Republicans can get their bill through both the House and the Senate–here’s a look at what the new healthcare plan…Read the article

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