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Concerned About Your Loved Ones Living in Nursing Homes?

August 11th, 2020|0 Comments

  We live in scary times, with rules and guidelines concerning the coronavirus pandemic changing practically every day. This is especially true for nursing homes, where there's a greater risk of complications for residents who get COVID-19. Because older people are more vulnerable to this disease, and because many circumstances make nursing homes

N.J. vaping firm loses $22.5M judgement in consumer fraud lawsuit

August 10th, 2020|0 Comments

  PHOENIX — Arizona’s attorney general has obtained a $22.5 million judgment against a New Jersey-based vaping company along with a court order permanently barring the company from selling its products in the state. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the judgment against Eonsmoke on Friday. The company did not mount a defense to

DOJ sues Cigna, alleging $1.4B in Medicare Advantage fraud

August 9th, 2020|0 Comments

  Cigna falsified the health conditions of its Medicare Advantage plan members to coax CMS into making larger payments to the insurer on behalf of beneficiaries, a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit alleges. Cigna did not respond to a request for comment. Cigna used a medical assessment it called "360" to find health conditions

How to help your lawyer protect your legal rights as an employee – David Angueira

August 7th, 2020|0 Comments

  There are many simple things that you can do to protect your legal rights, if you get involved in an uncomfortable situation with your employer. These actions apply to all situations ranging from wrongful conduct, racial discrimination, sexual harassment, criminal activity and so forth. Taking these actions will

Miles Industries Recalls Gas Fireplaces Due to Burn and Laceration Hazards

August 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

This recall involves two models of Valor H5 propane gas fireplaces:  Model 1150ILP with serial number ranging from 20001 through 20365 and model 1150JLP with serial number ranging from 20366 through 21502.  The recalled fireplaces were sold in seven different trim and front options with a log set and a mesh barrier screen

Reynolds has another legal setback in Master Settlement Agreement dispute with ITG

August 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. received last week another setback in a legal dispute over responsibility for about $84 million in annual Master Settlement Agreement-type payments covering four traditional cigarette brands. A three-judge District Court appeals court in Florida ruled Wednesday that Reynolds is obligated to make annual payments on Kool, Maverick, Salem and Winston rather

Keep Yourself Legally Protected with Your Employer – David Angueira

July 30th, 2020|0 Comments

David Angueira discusses a few common interactions that employees will have with their employer and what to look out for when they occur. Oftentimes, employees will sign contracts, agreements and miscellaneous documents from their employee blindly not realizing that  they have signed away the rights and locked themselves into

Judge rules against key 3M defense in earplug lawsuit

July 28th, 2020|0 Comments

A federal judge in Florida has harpooned a key legal defense that 3M planned to use against thousands of lawsuits accusing the company of knowingly making defective earplugs used by U.S. soldiers. Maplewood-based 3M has denied the allegations and invoked the "government contractor defense," which shields contractors from tort liability for defects in

Polaris Recalls Ranger Off-Road Vehicles and PRO XD and Bobcat Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

July 27th, 2020|0 Comments

This recall involves Model Year 2020 Ranger XP 1000 and Ranger CREW XP 1000 Off-Road Vehicles, Model Years 2019-2020 PRO XD 4000D UTVs, Model Year 2019 PRO XD 2000D, and Model Year 2020 Bobcat UV34 and UV34XL UTVs.  The vehicles were sold in maroon, black, sand, green, orange, blue, camo, gray and white

Mass. has changed its coronavirus travel rules. Here’s what to know.

July 27th, 2020|0 Comments

“Every traveler coming to Massachusetts no matter where they’re from has a responsibility to help keep COVID-19 out of the commonwealth.” Since late March, travelers to Massachusetts have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Soon, failure to comply, or failure to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to arriving in the

Personal Injury During the COVID-19 Pandemic – James Swartz

July 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Personal Injury During the COVID-19 Pandemic – James Swartz

Personal Injury During the COVID-19 Pandemic - James Swartz The team at Swartz & Swartz P.C. have been working hard during this pandemic to represent our client's best interests. We have been meeting new potential clients and providing consultations via phone, zoom and other means to service their needs. Unfortunately, personal injuries are

Pa. hospital admits fault in infection that killed preemies, settles lawsuit

July 16th, 2020|0 Comments

A major Pennsylvania hospital where three premature infants died in a bacterial outbreak last year has taken the extraordinary step of admitting fault as a condition of a civil settlement announced Wednesday. Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., acknowledged the process it was using to prepare donor breast milk led to the deadly

Couple sues Royal Caribbean after sustaining severe burns in deadly New Zealand volcano eruption

July 16th, 2020|0 Comments

(CNN)A Virginia couple is suing Royal Caribbean Cruises and an excursion company after they sustained severe burns during a visit to the White Island volcano in New Zealand, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in US District Court in Miami. The volcano erupted on December 9, 2019, while 47 people were visiting the

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