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Blog Posts in January, 2016

  • 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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  • NTSB Most Wanted List Highlights Needed Safety Improvements

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 27-Jan-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent federal agency charged with investigating all mass transit accidents that have occurred in the United States, as well as significant accidents occurring in other modes of transportation, including highway, railway, pipeline, and marine. The goal of the Board is to prevent future accidents by identifying how and why ...
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  • Biggest Whistleblower Case of 2015: Novartis' $390 Million Settlement

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 25-Jan-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Of all the hundreds of millions of dollars in whistleblower recoveries obtained by the Department of Justice in 2015, the Novartis settlement stood apart. In November 2015, the DOJ announced a $390 million settlement with Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The case began as a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the Swiss pharmaceutical company violated the False Claims Act and the ...
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  • New Report Details Progress Made in Concussion Awareness

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Jan-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel The American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently released a new report, entitled “Concussions and the Courthouse,” detailing the progress made in raising awareness about concussions, as a result of the class action lawsuits filed on behalf of current and former athletes. While most people know that a concussion is a serious brain injury, it is less well known ...
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  • D.C. Mayor Proposes Significantly Increasing Traffic Fines to Reduce Car Accidents

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 15-Jan-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared her intent to increase fines for traffic violations, as part of her “Vision Zero” strategy to eliminate traffic-related deaths by 2024. The specific proposal issued by the D.C. Department of Transportation includes increasing the fine for driving 25 mph over the speed limit, to $1,000. Other fines would include: $200 for rolling ...
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  • Truck Drivers Now Required to Log Hours Electronically

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 14-Jan-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel A new government rule designed to prevent driver fatigue will now require truck and bus drivers to electronically record their hours behind the wheel. The rule, which was released just two weeks ago by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), addresses problems with drivers evading restrictions by manipulating paper logs, or by keeping two separate logs. Now, ...
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  • $6 Million Award to Whistleblower for Reporting Fraudulent Security Clearance Background Checks

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 13-Jan-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel The government recently awarded a whistleblower $6 million for reporting his employer for providing deficient security background checks for federal agencies. Blake Percival was working for USIS, the government’s largest supplier of security clearance background checks, when he refused to condone an alleged internal company practice known as “dumping” or ...
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  • Ride On Bus Strikes Pedestrian in Bethesda

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel On Tuesday morning, January 5 th, a pedestrian crossing an intersection in Bethesda, Maryland suffered severe injuries after she was struck by a Ride On bus. The collision, which occurred as the bus was turning from Battery Lane onto Old Georgetown Road, caused both sides of the street to be closed for four hours as officers investigated the incident. Montgomery County Fire and ...
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  • U.S. Traffic Deaths Spike in First Half of 2015

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel After seeing steady declines due in part to advances in car safety features and increased enforcement of drunk driving laws, traffic deaths in the United States jumped 8.1 percent during the first half of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014. The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the troubling numbers in ...
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