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$2.75 Million Labor Law Settlement

Our client was a cook at a restaurant when he was asked to assist with at a nearby restaurant, which was under renovation. When he arrived, he was instructed to clean the signs outside the restaurant under construction. Our client was on top of an 8-foot A-frame ladder belonging to the construction company, cleaning the…

Multi-Million Dollar Mesothelioma Settlement

Our client is a living mesothelioma victim who was exposed to asbestos while working in maintenance in a Pennsylvania power plants for more than thirty years. Our client was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung, more than two years ago. The firm was able to recover compensation from over thirty…

$250,000 Zadroga Settlement

This settlement is for non-economic losses (pain and suffering) only, an amended claim for economic losses (ex. loss of earnings) is under review. Our client worked for the New York National Guard. He worked close to the pit as an armed guard and on the convoys that transported troops from the World Trade Center Site…

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Videos

  • PFOA Contamination in Blades, DE

  • PFOA Contamination has been discovered in the Town of Blades, DE. The cause is still being researched, however there is a health concern for local residents.

  • Marie Napoli On Fox Business: New Gun Policies

  • The discussion on Cavuto Coast-to-Coast centered around potential new gun policies on the state and federal levels and a Dick's Sporting Goods employee quitting after a new gun policy was implemented at the store.

Publications

  • NY Law Journal Quotes Paul Napoli on Opioid Ruling

  • A New York state court judge has refused to dismiss lawsuits against several opioid manufacturers in some of the first substantive rulings to come out of the barrage of cases brought by governments over the prescription painkillers. In a pair of rulings on Monday, Suffolk County Supreme Court Judge Jerry Garguilo rejected motions to dismiss brought…

  • 2nd Circuit Revives 9/11 Workers’ Suit

  • A long-running legal battle between workers who say they became sick as a result of working in Lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks and the Battery Park City Authority was revived by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Wednesday. Napoli Shkolnik of counsel Paul Napoli, who represented a portion of…

  • Buffalo News: Tate Kunkle Quoted on Love Canal Chemicals

  • Hundreds of families occupy homes within a few blocks of the toxic waste site, which was temporarily evacuated in 1979, after nearly 22,000 tons of dangerous chemicals were found. “Niagara Falls residents have been living in the vicinity of the Love Canal site on the promise that the approximately 22,000 tons of … chemical waste…

  • MDL Leadership Is Gaining in Diversity/Gender Gap

  • Plaintiffs’ lawyers appointed to lead multi-district litigation are starting to come from outside what some critics have called the “Good Ol’ Boys” network. The change is fairly recent: From 2011 to 2016, women made up on average 17 percent of all appointments, according to a 2017 report called “Vying for the Lead in the Boys’…

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New York Opioid Cost Recovery Litigation Moves Forward

06.21.18 | Opioid Crisis

In a thirty-six page ruling, New York Judge Jerry Garguilo declared that the plaintiffs had presented more than enough evidence for their lawsuit to go forward. This action related to the ongoing opioid crisis. This crisis has already cost the lives of thousands of people, mostly through overdose deaths. Cash-strapped local governments in the Empire…

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Heat Related Illness and How to Avoid It

06.19.18 | Personal Injury

According to Better Health Channel, there are many factors which can cause heat stress and heat-related illness, including: Dehydration– to keep healthy, our body temperature needs to stay around 98°F. The body cools itself by sweating, which normally accounts for 70 to 80 per cent of the body’s heat loss. If a person becomes dehydrated,…

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New York Dog Bite Laws

06.15.18 | Personal Injury

New York is a “mixed” state, meaning that it has a dog bite statute that mixes the one-bite rule with a limited degree of strict liability. The statute makes the owner or keeper of a previously adjudicated “dangerous dog” strictly liable only for the victim’s medical and veterinary costs. For other damages, New York requires…

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How many people are killed or injured riding bikes?

06.11.18 | Personal Injury

Biking is a great form of exercise, is a fun way to get out in nature, and is a popular means of transportation for hundreds of thousands of people across the country. However, biking is also one of the most common types of roadway accidents. Many bicyclists are struck, hurt, and killed every year by…

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