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Blog Posts in May, 2016

  • University Settles Football Concussion Lawsuits for $712,500

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 23-May-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Bowling Green State University will pay $712,500 to settle claims made by a former football player who alleged the school’s football staff failed to remove him from practice after he suffered multiple concussions. Cody Silk, an offensive lineman, alleged that the Ohio-based university’s medical staff and coaches negligently failed to diagnose two concussions and ...
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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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  • CSCS Now Investigating Ovarian Cancer Cases Linked to Talcum Powder

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 16-May-2016

    Johnson & Johnson is currently facing lawsuits from all over the country for failing to warn consumers that use of talcum powder on or near the genitals substantially increases a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is now reviewing claims on behalf of women who were diagnosed with cancer associated with use of Johnson & ...
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  • Landmark $1B Concussion Settlement Upheld by Appeals Court

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel An estimated $1 billion plan to settle numerous concussion lawsuits filed by former NFL players has been upheld in a federal appeals court. This decision comes only weeks after an NFL official finally publicly acknowledged the link between football and a devastating condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which has been found in a large number of former NFL ...
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  • D.C. Court of Appeals Holds Metro Accountable for Slippery Station Floors

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 9-May-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel We are all familiar with the tiled surfaces of Metro stations. What may be less familiar is the fact that, over time, the force of people’s shoes on the tiles scuffs and wears down the surface, making the tiles smoother and slippery. When wet, the tiles in certain Metro stations can be particularly dangerous. In the case of Reeves v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit ...
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  • Uber Settles with California, Massachusetts Drivers for up to $100 Million

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 6-May-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Uber, the maker of the popular ride-hailing app, recently settled a pair of lawsuits in Massachusetts and California that challenged the San Francisco-based company’s legal classification of drivers. Under the settlement, Uber will pay up to $100 million to drivers in Massachusetts and California and provide drivers who have been deactivated from the app a greater degree ...
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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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  • Federal Safety Inspection Reveals a Multitude of Dangers in the Metro System

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 2-May-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel You likely remember that Metro shut down for a full day this past March, as federal safety inspectors investigated the Metro system for safety violations. In fact, for weeks federal inspectors have been conducting a safety “blitz” to uncover problems with the system. Now, the results of the inspections are in – and they aren’t good. According to findings ...
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