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Blog Posts in December, 2014

  • Judge Rejects NCAA Brain Injury Settlement

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 31-Dec-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel A federal district court judge in Illinois has rejected a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against the NCAA by current and former athletes who had suffered concussions or were exposed to sub-concussive hits. The settlement, had it been approved would have been applied to all current and former student-athletes who played an NCAA-sanctioned sport. The ...
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  • Takata Refuses to Make Airbag Recall Nationwide

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Dec-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel "How many people would need to die before you do a national recall?" That is the question Congressman Billy Long (R-Mo.) and countless others are demanding Takata Corp., answer after it refused to comply with U.S. regulators deadline to institute a national recall of the defective airbags. After it came to light that the airbags manufactured by Takata could explode ...
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  • CSCS Files Class Action Lawsuit in Rabbi Voyeurism Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 19-Dec-2014

    By: Ira Sherman On Thursday, December 18, 2014, Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of a woman and others who were victimized by Rabbi Bernard Freundel while he worked at the Kesher Israel synagogue in Georgetown, in DC. In October, Freundel was arrested and charged with voyeurism after it was discovered that he allegedly concealed hidden cameras ...
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  • Partner Joseph Cammarata Holds Press Conference in DC for Defamation Lawsuit Filed Against Bill Cosby

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 10-Dec-2014

    Today - Wednesday, December 10 th at 3:00 p.m. - CSCS Partner Joseph Cammarata will be discussing a new defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby in Washington, DC. The lawsuit is being filed by Partner Cammarata's client Tamara Green, who alleges she was sexually assaulted by comedian Bill Cosby in the 1970s. The defamation suit will present a first-of-its-kind opportunity for Ms. Green, ...
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  • When Should an Athlete Return After a Concussion?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 8-Dec-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Nolan Axenfeld is a senior at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. He was expected to be one of the soccer team's stars this season. He has already been recruited to play for Virginia Tech, and his coaches are eager for him to return to the field. So why has Nolan not returned to play? Over the summer season Nolan played for the Bethesda-Olney academy team, and he ...
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  • Could This Safety Device Kill You?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-Dec-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Transportation authorities across the country are taking inventory of the safety devices on their guardrails to find a defective end piece. Whistleblower Joshua Harman made national news on October 20, 2014 when a federal jury found that Trinity Highway Products made false statements regarding its ET-Plus, a yellow and black rectangular block that is placed at the end of the ...
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  • Rabbi Barry Freundel Fired from DC Synagogue Following Voyeurism Charges

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Dec-2014

    By: Ira Sherman In October, prominent DC Rabbi and religious leader Barry Freundel was arrested and charged with voyeurism after it was alleged that he had been spying on female congregants. According to police reports, Freundel would use hidden cameras to secretly videotape woman as they used the mikvah, a Jewish ritual bath, operated by his modern Orthodox synagogue Kesher Israel. Today that ...
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