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Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Legal Team Earns Number of Awards

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 29-Apr-2014

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is proud to announce that our firm's legal team was recently featured in the Washington Post Magazine. The magazine profiled our firm's legal team and their most recent accomplishments, including: Partners Ira Sherman, Joseph Cammarata, and Allan M. Siegel were each named to the 2014 list of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers ®. Associate ...
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  • Apps Help Parents Prevent Texting & Distraction for Teen Drivers

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 29-Apr-2014

    By: Joseph Cammarata Distracted driving has become a serious problem throughout the country. Although many motorists from all walks of life are guilty of text messaging or using a cellphone behind the wheel, teen drivers are the most likely to drive distracted – because they are novice drivers and because of the role texting, internet browsing, and cellphone use have in their lives. As many ...
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  • Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel is pleased to announce that our firm was recently successful in securing an $850,000 settlement on behalf of several victims injured in a drunk driving accident. The accident involved a head-on collision that occurred when a drunk driver drove his car across the center line and struck our clients' vehicle. One of our clients suffered a fractured rib and ...
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  • Heads Up Football Helps Bring Much Needed Safety to the Game

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel || 18-Apr-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Heads Up Football is a program funded and run by the non-profit organization, USA Football. Its goal is to train athletes from the youth, high school, college and professional level to play the game as safely as possible. The program focuses on three main areas including proper tackling techniques, concussion awareness, and equipment fitting. The program is designed to take the ...
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  • Unions in College Sports: Student Athletes & Workers' Compensation

    Posted By Joseph Cammarata || 11-Apr-2014

    By: Joseph Cammarata Last month, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regional director ruled that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are "employees" and therefore have the right to unionize. This ruling – if it stands – can lead to sweeping changes in collegiate athletics, especially for sports like football and basketball, which earn big revenue. ...
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  • The Power and Importance of the Civil Justice System

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel || 10-Apr-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel The recent controversy sparked by General Motors (GM) and its ignition switch defect has become a topic of national interest. The defect – which can cause the ignition switch to move from the "on" position and into the "accessory" or "off" position – can cause electrical failure and power shut-offs to steering, brakes, and air bag ...
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  • GM's 'Culture of Cover Up'

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel || 8-Apr-2014

    General Motors has been thrust into the spotlight after an ignition switch defect was linked to a number of traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths. During a hearing earlier this month, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill asked for answers regarding GM's failures to address a safety problem it knew of 10 years before the recalls. She also questioned officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety ...
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