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Publication Archive: Personal Injury

Joe Ciaccio Quoted on Filed COVID-19 Nursing Home Lawsuit

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Source: Times Union
A woman whose mother died of COVID-19 after contracting the disease while residing in a nursing home run by St. Peter’s Health Partners is suing the health care network for negligence, medical malpractice and wrongful death in a case that may test the strength of a law enacted last year to shield medical and long-term…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on $2B Roundup Bayer Deal

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Source: Law360
Hundreds of attorneys and several consumer and legal advocacy organizations on Friday joined dozens of putative class members in the Roundup product liability case in urging a California federal judge not to approve a proposed $2 billion deal to settle claims that the weedkiller causes cancer, saying the “anemic” settlement benefits Monsanto and its parent company Bayer AG more…Read the article

Class Action Sought for Football Players With Brain Injuries

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Napoli Shkolnik represents two former college football players who have sued the NCAA and the University of Pittsburgh, alleging the school knew about the dangers of head injuries and did nothing. The suits seek class action status for anyone who participated in Pitt’s football program dating to 1952. The complaint alleges six counts against Pitt…Read the article

Flood Damage Lawsuit Continues One Year Later

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Source: Queens Daily Eagle
A year after a collapsed pipe flooded their homes with raw sewage, 19 South Ozone Park residents say they are still waiting for compensation from the city for property destroyed by human waste. In July, they sued the city in Queens Supreme Court after failing to negotiate a settlement. “Our clients have lived with this…Read the article

Newsday Quotes Paul Napoli on Toxic Exposure Class Action

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Source: Newsday
School district leaders were aware of hazardous substances in the air, soil and groundwater at Northport Middle School but downplayed the community’s health concerns, leading many students to suffer severe illnesses, according a lawsuit filed in Suffolk County Supreme Courty last week by Napoli Shkolnik PLLC.Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Future Roundup Deals

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Source: Law360
“By withdrawing the motion seeking class certification, proposed class counsel recognized the legal infirmities the proposed class suffered,” Hunter J. Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, representing the plaintiffs opposed to the Ramirez deal, told Law360 on Wednesday. “Now maybe Monsanto will properly compensate the victims of Roundup.”Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Roundup Litigation

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Source: Law360
A California federal judge has refused to postpone a hearing on a proposed $1.25 billion class action settlement seeking to resolve potential claims from users of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller who haven’t sued the company or developed cancer yet, saying there’s no reason to delay when the court is already “skeptical” that the settlement is fair.…Read the article

Partner Joseph Napoli Quoted on Rapper Drake Lawsuit

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Source: silive.com
Amanda Giovacco, 23, suffered “a traumatic brain injury and seizures” due to being “violently” struck on Aug. 8, 2016, alleges a civil complaint filed in Manhattan state Supreme Court. Joseph Napoli, Giovacco’s lawyer, said an oversized aluminum beer bottle that was full slammed into her head. “It exploded when it hit her,” said Napoli, a…Read the article

Partner Joseph Napoli Suing Drake and MSG

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Source: New York Post
A Staten Island woman says Drake and Madison Square Garden have to pay up over a beer bottle that was hurled at her head during the “In My Feelings” singer’s show there three years ago. Her suit claims that the defendants didn’t have adequate security at the venue, they negligently served “excessive amounts of alcohol”…Read the article

Complaint Alleges Baldness Caused by Hair Dye

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Source: PennRecord
According to the complaint, the defendants manufacture Schwarzkopf Professional Quality Keratin Color hair care products and dyes. The plaintiff alleges in May 2017, she purchased one of the dyes and used it according to the instructions. She alleges one week after she used it, she suffered hair loss and became fully bald. The plaintiff alleges…Read the article