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$233,400 Zadroga Award

Our client lived in the World Trade Center area at the time of 9/11 and was exposed to the toxins in the air. She also had to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to get to work and  developed asthma, which is a persistent problem for her. Ultimately she lost her job due to frequent asthma…

$1M+ Zadroga Award

Our client was an engineer who cleaned up debris at the World Trade Center site.  He filed a claim with the original Victim Compensation Fund and received a non-economic award for his pain and suffering. The WTC Health Program certified asthma, chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, gastro reflux disease and sleep apnea as being exposure-related. When our client…

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Videos

  • Craig Phemister on Fox5 News: Queens Sewage Backup Claims

  • Nearly 2 years after the November 2019 sewer pipe break, South Ozone, Queens residents are still dealing with issues from the backup. The City accepted responsibility but attorney Craig Phemister says their settlement offers wouldn't even "cover the tip of the iceberg" of his client's claims.

  • Patrick Lanciotti on KAMC-ABC About PFAS Class Action Suit

  • Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of private water well owners in Lubbock for contamination of the groundwater. "They knew for decades that these chemicals were bio-cumulative, persist in the environment, and would accumulate in people’s blood,” said Patrick Lanciotti, a Napoli Shkolnik associate.  

  • Hunter Shkolnik Speaks to The Associated Press: Opioid Suit

  • Partner Hunter Shkolnik discusses the role Purdue and the Sackler family had in the country’s opioid crisis. “Purdue is a bad company. The Sackler's ran it in a bad way. They're out of the company. No one's going to bring back the family, the family members they lost. No one is going to cure an opioid addict because of a settlement. But what's important here is we really cut the head off of this serpent. It is never going to be able to do this again."

Publications

  • Tampa Bay Times Reports on Gopher Resource Complaint

  • Napoli Shkolnik attorney Michelle Greene, Ben Crump and local counsel filed suit against Gopher Resource on behalf of his young son alleging that the company’s dangerous and dusty work environment resulted in the boy being exposed to the neurotoxin. Download

  • WFLA-8 NBC Reports on Complaint Filed Against Gopher Resourc

  • A new lawsuit details disturbing allegations against a lead-smelting plant in Tampa. Attorney Michelle Greene details the complaint that was filed on behalf of the Brown Family. Download

  • WMNF 88.5 Covers Gopher Resource Complaint Press Conf.

  • Napoli Shkolnik attorney Michelle Greene along with Ben Crump and local counsel filed a complaint against Gopher Resource on behalf of the Brown Family. Download

  • Reuters Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Upcoming NY Opioid Trial

  • Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Jerry Garguilo on Monday denied Allergan’s motion to be removed from the upcoming NYC Opioid Trial scheduled for June 22nd. “Allergan’s last-minute ‘Hail Mary’ attempt at avoiding a showdown before a New York jury failed, judgment day is here,” Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik, a lawyer for Nassau County. Download

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What Is a Mass Tort?

06.10.21 | Personal Injury

Mass torts are complex litigation cases where multiple plaintiffs come together to file their claims in one lawsuit. Mass torts differ from regular personal injury lawsuits because they typically involve a group of plaintiffs with similar claims that file together; however, they’re also different from class action cases because plaintiffs may still face different circumstances…

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The Proposed New York Privacy Law: A Closer Look

06.08.21 | Napoli Shkolnik News

Lawmakers in the Empire State are poised to approve a sweeping data privacy law that rivals the strongest ones in the world. New York already has several such laws on the books, most notably the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act). The most recent version of this law requires companies…

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Coronavirus Vaccination Card Scams

06.03.21 | Coronavirus

A CVS employee is in hot water after he allegedly swiped some sixty COVID-19 vaccination cards. He planned to sell some of them and “share them with family members and friends, so that they could go into venues and possibly even use them at schools.” This arrest is a sign of a growing trend. Authorities…

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Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccinations Required in New York

06.01.21 | COVID-19

Following a recent labor law provision, New York employers are now required to give paid leave for the time it takes any employee to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This is applicable to any person, corporation, limited liability company, or association that employs any individual in any industry or business. Employers are required to grant the…

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