Rockland County Personal Injury Law Blog

Do You Drink Red Bull? Class Action Case Settled

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Class action lawsuits are an effective way for consumers who have been mislead by a product and a manufacturer to seek compensation for injuries or losses. This can occur when a company falsely markets a product, harming someone or deceiving him or her into spending money. According to BevNet.com, Red Bull GmbH, the maker of the popular energy drink has agreed to a $13 million settlement in a class action lawsuit that accused it of falsely advertising its products. The website reported that the settlement will require Red Bull to place $6.5 million into a settlement fund, which will be used to pay back consumers who purchased at least one Red Bull can over the past 10 years, offering class members the option of a $10 cash reimbursement or two free Red Bull products. The lawsuit argued that Red Bull mislead consumers about its energy drinks, which it claims increase…
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KGG’s Paul Goldhamer Named Super Lawyer

Posted on October 15, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

The attorneys at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. are proud to announce that Paul Goldhamer has been named as a 2014 Super Lawyer in the practice areas of family and matrimonial law. According to its website, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a “rigorous, multiphase rating process.” To gain recognition, a candidate is judged by 12 indicators, including peer recognition and professional achievement. The organization actually has a patent for its selection process, and attorney selections are performed annually on a state-by-state basis. Goldhamer joins KGG attorneys Barry S. Kantrowitz and Gary S. Graifman, who have also been selected as 2014 Super Lawyers. How Can I Contact Paul Goldhamer? Attorney Goldhamer has decades of experience litigating family law and divorce cases. He has been recognized as one of the leading family law attorneys in New York and New Jersey, and has taught courses on law at New York, Fordham and Columbia…
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Does My Loved One’s Nursing Home Have Adequate Fire Safety Systems?

Posted on October 13, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Have you ever had concerns about the nursing home your family member resides in when it comes to fire safety? Apparently, there are still numerous facilities across the country that have inadequate fire sprinkler systems or are missing protections in general. According to the Associated Press, there are 385 facilities in 39 states that have failed to meet sprinkler requirements set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this year. The CMS initiated an August 2013 deadline requiring nursing homes to have up-to-date sprinkler systems in place. According to the AP, the facilities that are failing to meet these standards are licensed to house more than 52,000 residents. Forty-four nursing homes across the country have no sprinkler systems in place at all. “That is intolerable in this day and age,” Brian Lee, executive director of Families for Better Care said, according to the AP. “It’s not like they don’t…
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