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Blog Posts in February, 2015

  • DC Metro Experiences Two More Smoke Incidents

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Feb-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Just a little over a month after a malfunction caused smoke to fill a Metro train at L'Enfant Plaza station and sent dozens of passengers to area hospitals, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) experienced two more smoke incidents. These incidents, which both occurred during this past weekend, involved smoke filled tunnels at two separate stations. ...
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  • DC Rabbi Bernard Freundel Pleads Guilty to Secretly Recording Women

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 20-Feb-2015

    Washington, DC Rabbi and prominent religious figure Bernard Freundel admitted in court yesterday that he secretly videotaped numerous women as they disrobed and used a ritual bath at his Georgetown Synagogue, Kesher Israel. Freundel's guilty plea marks a significant break-through in a criminal case that began when Freundel was arrested in October. Freundel pled guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism ...
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  • Record 9 Car Models Have Zero Driver Deaths for 2011 Model-Year

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 16-Feb-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released a report that for 2011 model-year cars, nine reported a death rate of zero deaths per million registered vehicles in the 2012 calendar year. As recently as 2007 there were no models with a zero death rate, but thanks to vehicle safety improvements that number has risen to the a record nine models. With the ...
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  • A Citation With Your Burger

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 11-Feb-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel An Alabama man was recently cited in Georgia by police for "eating while driving." More specifically the man had been eating a hamburger while driving when he was pulled over by an officer who had been following him for about 2 miles. The man was cited under Georgia's distracted driving law which reads, in part: "A driver shall exercise due care in operating ...
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  • Judge Asks for Revisions to NFL Concussion Settlement

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 9-Feb-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel A day after the Super Bowl, United States District Judge Anita Brody again blocked a proposed settlement by the NFL for former players who suffered from traumatic brain injuries. Judge Brody - who rejected a proposed settlement last year and then granted preliminary approval after the NFL removed a cap on payments - stated that the terms of the proposed settlement did not meet ...
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  • Partner Allan M. Siegel Earns Board Certification in Civil Trial Law

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Feb-2015

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce that Partner Allan M. Siegel has achieved Board Certification in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Board Certification is considered one of the highest legal honors an attorney can achieve. Mr. Siegel's Board Certification is a testament to his experience and expertise in advocating on behalf of ...
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  • Helping the Government Crack Down on Fraud Nets Big Pay Day for Whistleblowers

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 2-Feb-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Federal investigators were able to get a record $16.65 billion penalty against Bank of America Corp., following a probe into Bank of America's mortgage practice in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Three individuals, and one company, provided the government with information helping it show how Bank of America, or the company it acquired in 2008, Countrywide ...
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