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Blog Posts in July, 2015

  • Common Blood Thinner Poses Real Danger in Nursing Homes

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 30-Jul-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel The popular blood thinning drug, Coumadin, and its generic version warfarin, have been revealed to pose a serious danger to nursing home residents in the United States. The drug, often given to individuals to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots, can have very serious side effects if not properly administered. Use of the drug requires a very careful balancing ...
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  • MARC Train Hits Dump Truck on Tracks in Montgomery County

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 28-Jul-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel On Monday, July 20th, police and transit officials reported that a MARC train collided with a dump truck on the tracks in Montgomery County. In light of recent train accidents making headlines, including the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment in May, authorities responded promptly to the incident and communicated openly with public officials and local citizens. Here are some ...
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  • California Federal Judge Allows Cab Companies Claims Against Uber to Continue

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 27-Jul-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel A federal judge in California has denied Uber’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by 19 cab companies against Uber for making false claims on ride safety. On its website, advertisements, and other press statements, Uber had claimed it offered the “safest rides on the road”. The cab companies argued that they, in fact, offered the safer rides as they put their ...
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  • North Carolina Tractor-Trailer Crash Kills 2 Motorcyclists, Injures 4

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel A fatal tractor-trailer crash on Friday morning claimed the lives of 2 motorcyclists and injured 4 other riders. The crash - which took place on Interstate 85 in Greensboro, North Carolina on Friday, July 17th - involved a large commercial truck that had collided with the group of six riders, all of whom were residents of the DC Metro area. Here are some additional facts about ...
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  • Public Justice Anti-Bullying Case Highlights Importance of Civil Justice System

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 10-Jul-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel The civil justice system exists to protect the rights of the injured and the wronged. A recently settled case, litigated by the public interest law firm Public Justice, helps illustrate how important and effective tthis system can be. In that particular case, a civil rights lawsuit compelled a school district to take a stand against bullying. Here are some details about the ...
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  • Partner Joseph Cammarata Discusses Recent Cosby Case Developments

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 7-Jul-2015

    Bill Cosby is again at the center of international attention after newly released court documents revealed the comedian admitted getting prescription Quaaludes to give women he wanted to have sex with. The documents are from a civil lawsuit filed in 2005 by Andrea Constand - one of numerous women who have publicly accused Cosby of sexual assault. The records were made public on Monday, July 7th. ...
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  • Six Killed, 12 Injured in 9-Vehicle Tractor-Trailer Crash

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 6-Jul-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel A tragic tractor-trailer accident in Tennessee has made national headlines after 18 people were injured or killed. The crash is also raising concerns about what exactly caused the collision. Although investigations are still underway, many are alarmed by the fact that the tractor-trailer collided with stopped traffic. Here are some additional details about the crash: The crash ...
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  • California Labor Commission Rules Uber Driver Should be Classified as Employee

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Jul-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel In what could be a precedent-setting decision, the California Labor Commission recently ruled that a San Francisco Uber driver should be considered an employee, not an independent contractor. The ruling could mean big changes for Uber and other ride-hailing services across the country. Here is some additional information about the ruling: The decision - originally reached in ...
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