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  • Your Rights Are at Risk

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 13-Mar-2017

    Politicians are currently pushing legislation in Congress that will severely limit your ability to pursue your rights in Court. The politicians behind this push are in the pockets of powerful corporations and insurance companies, who do not want to be held accountable for their carelessness, misdeeds, and negligence. They have introduced several anti-civil justice bills which, if passed, will ...
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  • DC Council Passed 'Death with Dignity Bill'

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Nov-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel On last Tuesday November 15, 2016, the DC Council passed 11-2 the 'Death with Dignity Bill.' If enacted, the law would enable certain patients with irreversible, terminal illnesses to request and potentially receive covered medications that induce death. It is a complex bill, which attempts to draw a sharp distinction between ‘death with dignity’ and ...
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  • D.C. Court of Appeals Upholds Freundel's 6.5-Year Jail Sentence

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 30-Sep-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel In a recent opinion by a three-judge panel, the D.C. Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed Rabbi Barry Freundel’s criminal conviction for secretly videotaping women who were partially or totally undressed during a religious bathing ritual. D.C. law generally prohibits imposing multiple sentences for a single offense. Freundel’s lawyer argued that Freundel’s ...
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  • Amended Complaint Filed in Class Action Against DC Rabbi Voyeur, Religious Institutions

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Aug-2016

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. and interim class counsel Sanford Heisler, LLP have filed an amended complaint in the pending class action lawsuit involving DC Rabbi Bernard “Barry” Freundel. Freundel is currently serving a 6 ½ year prison sentence for secretly video recording women as they used a ritual Jewish bath, or mikvah, in his Georgetown synagogue, Kesher ...
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  • CSCS Announces 2016 Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Winner

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Aug-2016

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce the winner of our 2016-2017 Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Award – Biruk Negash! Biruk’s essay on how she plans to make the world a better place was selected by our team as the winning submission, and we are thrilled to help support her education as she begins school this fall as a freshman at the University ...
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  • CSCS Partners Named in Washington, DC Super Lawyers® List for 2016

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 19-May-2016

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce that Ira Sherman, Joseph Cammarata, and Allan M. Siegel have all been honored with inclusion in the 2016 Washington, DC Super Lawyers® list for 2016. This is the sixth consecutive year that Mr. Sherman and Mr. Siegel have been included on this prestigious list, and the tenth consecutive year for Mr. Cammarata, who has also ...
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  • Supreme Court: Families of Marines Killed in Beirut Bombing May Hold Iran Accountable

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-May-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that victims of terror allegedly sponsored by Iran may recover almost $2 billion. The case arose from a lawsuit filed against the government of Iran by families of American military members killed in the 1983 Beirut bombing, which was carried out by Hezbollah suicide bombers. The Iranian government was alleged to have funded ...
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  • By Clicking "I Agree," Consumer Did Not Agree to Give Up Right to Go to Court

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 7-Apr-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel In a victory for American consumers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that a credit reporting agency could not enforce an arbitration agreement concealed deep in a lengthy service agreement on its website. The case started when Gary Sgouros sued TransUnion in 2014 after the credit reporting company provided him with a credit report that reported ...
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  • Erin Andrews Awarded $55 Million in Privacy Invasion Lawsuit

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 8-Mar-2016

    A Tennessee jury has awarded sports reporter Erin Andrews $55 million in an invasion of privacy lawsuit. Andrews sued after peeping tom video footage of her in a Nashville hotel surfaced online in 2009. Andrews’ stalker videotaped her nude through a peephole from the hotel room next to Andrews’ room. She filed suit against the operator, a Nashville-based Marriott hotel, and Michael ...
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  • Self-Driving Car Strikes Public Bus in California

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Mar-2016

    Think driverless cars can’t get into accidents? Think again. Last month, a self-driving car being tested by Google collided with a California public bus on Valentine’s Day, according to an accident report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Google reported that the car was attempting to drive around some sandbags on a city street when it struck the right front side ...
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  • Is Uber's Background Check Policy Endangering the Public?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Feb-2016

    On the evening of Feb. 20, an Uber driver opened fire on seemingly random people in Kalamazoo, Michigan, leaving six dead and two wounded. Local police arrested 45-year-old Jason Dalton for the shootings, charging him with six murder counts, eight firearm counts, and two charges of assault with intent to commit murder. Judge Christopher Haekicke has denied Dalton’s bail and calendared a ...
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  • CSCS Awarded in 2015 Litigator Awards™

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 29-Jan-2016

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. has been trusted by victims of personal injury for more than 40 years. During this time, our attorneys have become well known as highly skilled and passionate litigators, stopping at nothing to bring our clients the very best results possible. Whether inside or outside of the courtroom, we fight tirelessly for our clients because we believe there is no ...
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  • Congratulations to Partners Joseph Cammarata and Allan M. Siegel on being named two of “Washington’s Top Lawyers” in a biennial survey published by Washingtonian magazine. They are featured in the December 2015 edition of the publication. Partners Cammarata and Siegel are no strangers to this honor. In fact, Partner Cammarata has achieved recognition every year the survey has ...
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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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  • Innocent UDC Student Alleges Police Brutality

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Oct-2015

    By: Matthew Tievsky Jason Goolsby, an 18 year-old student of the University of the District of Columbia, was violently arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department on October 12, 2015. Mr. Goolsby had visited a bank in Eastern Market to withdraw money, and was walking home with friends, when a nearby woman called 911, suspecting that Mr. Goolsby and his friends were planning a robbery. Within ...
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  • Partner Joseph Cammarata Wins $4.5 Million Verdict for Pedestrian Accident Victim

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-Oct-2015

    Please join Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. in congratulating Partner Joseph Cammarata on recently securing a $4.5 million verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident. The accident, which occurred in Alexandria, Virginia, involved a collision in which Partner Cammarata’s client was struck from behind by a left-turning Alexandria Transit Bus ...
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  • Fig & Olive Salmonella Outbreak: 60 Diagnosed Cases, Over 100 More Possible

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel The Fig & Olive restaurant in CityCenterDC has reopened its doors after the DC Department of Health shut the restaurant down following a salmonella outbreak that sickened numerous diners. According to officials, no food samples were found to have contained the harmful bacteria. The restaurant had been closed since September 10 th. Here is what is known about the outbreak so ...
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  • D.C.'s New Police Body Camera Policy is an Important Step

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel With unrest arising again in Ferguson, Missouri, and the recent police shooting of a knife-wielding woman in the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia’s newly announced policy regarding body cameras is a welcome step in ensuring police accountability. Under the policy, the District would allow private citizens to obtain copies of video recorded on street corners, ...
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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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  • Partner Joseph Cammarata Becomes President of the DC Trial Lawyers Association

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-May-2015

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to congratulate Partner Joseph Cammarata on becoming President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (TLA-DC) - the local affiliate of the American Association for Justice. This is a prestigious honor that speaks volumes about his stature and success in the legal community, and his passion for improving the lives ...
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  • CSCS Partners Named to Super Lawyers List, Associate Matthew Tievsky Named Rising Star

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

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is pleased to announce that several members of our legal team have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Washington, DC Super Lawyers® Magazine - widely considered one of the most respected legal publications for attorney rankings. Our firm's three active partners - Ira Sherman, Joseph Cammarata, and Allan M. Siegel - were each selected to ...
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  • Partner Cammarata Appointed to Police Practices Review Commission

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

    CSCS Partner Joseph Cammarata has been appointed the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission for Fairfax County, Virginia. His appointment - confirmed by the Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova - highlights the trust and recognition he's earned throughout the local community, and speaks volumes about his legal expertise and community leadership. Partner Cammarata also currently ...
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  • The Downing of the Germanwings Aircraft

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

    By: Ira Sherman Our hearts go out to the families and friends of all the passengers whose lives were lost in the Germanwings airline crash. The acknowledged failure of the Lufthansa-owned budget-flight spin-off, Germanwings to protect its passengers from the actions of the co-pilot proved to be fatal to all 150 people on Flight 9525. Nothing can bring loved ones back, but the families of the ...
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