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Blog Posts in November, 2015

  • Over 30 College Students Injured in Bus Accident Near Richmond

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Dozens of college students were injured Sunday evening when a charter bus lost control and overturned near Richmond. According to Virginia State Police, the accident occurred at 7:15 p.m. on the ramp from Powhite Parkway to Chippenham Parkway in North Chesterfield County, just south of Richmond. The bus was transporting students back to several colleges after Thanksgiving ...
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  • Man Killed on Metro Train Tracks Outside D.C.

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel About a month after the Federal Government announced that it would assume responsibility for safety oversight of Metro trains, another death has occurred. On the evening of November 23, 2015, a man was run over and killed by a Blue Line Metro train on the tracks of the Capitol Heights Station in Prince George’s County. Metro Transit Police are still investigating whether ...
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  • Attorneys Cammarata & Tievsky Add Four New Plaintiffs to Defamation Complaint Against Bill Cosby

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Nov-2015

    In the third amendment made to the defamation complaint against Bill Cosby, Partner Joseph Cammarata and Associate Attorney Matthew Tievsky have added four more women to the lawsuit filed on behalf of Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz. This amendment brings the total number of plaintiffs to seven women. New claims against Mr. Cosby have also been added to the complaint for false ...
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  • Student Athletes Suffer Concussions During Practice More than Games, Study Shows

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Football season is in full swing, and that means daily practices and Friday night lights at fields and school across the country. Although we know that athletes give it their all come game time, new research is suggesting that practice - not actual games - is where athletes may face the greatest risks of suffering injuries, especially concussions. The new study, conducted by ...
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  • Hospitals to Pay $250 Million After Whistleblowers File Medicare Billing Lawsuit

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Nov-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced it reached agreements with 457 hospitals, who will pay more than $250 million to settle Medicare billing fraud charges related to a whistleblower lawsuit. The hospitals were charged in a whistleblower lawsuit with fraudulently billing Medicare for implanting cardiac devices. The False Claims Act empowers individuals with ...
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  • Pedestrian Injured After Being Pinned Under Greyhound Bus in NW DC

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel A pedestrian was seriously injured following a bus accident in Northwest DC earlier this afternoon. According to officials at D.C. Fire and EMS, the man was struck by a Greyhound bus near 7 th Street Massachusetts Avenue shortly after 1:00 pm. Authorities report that the bus was making a left onto 7 th when it struck the man, who was then pinned under the rear wheels of the ...
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  • Motorcyclist Killed in Fatal Accident with Bus in Bethesda

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel A motorcycle rider was killed early this morning following a tragic crash with a bus at the intersection of Rockville Pike and South Drive in Bethesda, Maryland. According to authorities, the crash took place shortly after 6:00 a.m. and involved a Ride On bus from Montgomery County Transit. A spokesperson from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service said the motorcyclist ...
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  • How Drunk Driving is Treated in Lawsuits Filed in the DMV Area

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 3-Nov-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky Drunk driving accidents are probably the worst kind of accidents. A drunk driving accident tends to be more deadly than the usual car accident, and it is particularly preventable – if only the wrongdoer wouldn’t get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated. How, then, do different jurisdictions in this area treat drunk drivers who are sued by the people that they ...
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  • Statistics Show Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crashes More Likely in Certain States

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Accidents involving commercial tractor-trailers happen in a lot of different places, and for a lot of different reasons. Although there are many laws and regulations in place to prevent these serious crashes, truck accidents continue to injure and kill thousands of Americans every year all across our country. According to a statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic ...
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