Rockland County Personal Injury Law Blog

Parental Alienation Syndrome: How Does This Affect a Child?

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

What should you do if the parent of your child is making unfounded allegations about you? Updating a blog post we brought you earlier this summer, actor Jason Patric won a legal battle recently as he was declared the legal parent of his son. Patric, 48, who starred in the films The Lost Boys and Speed 2: Cruise Control, was involved in a custody battle over a child he conceived through a sperm donation. The mother of the child was initially granted custody after she claimed that Patric wanted to keep his name off the child’s birth certificate. The mother, a former girlfriend, alleged that Patric wanted his name off the child’s birth certificate so that his birth would be shielded from the media. The mother also alleged that Patric sent her a letter outing the fact that he was not ready for fatherhood. Following their separation, the mother made allegations of…
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Do Drunk Driving Accidents Increase Around Thanksgiving?

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

If you are having guests over for the Thanksgiving holiday and are planning to serve alcohol, make sure you help keep them safe by having designated drivers or alternative forms of transportation available. Keep in mind, you could potentially be held liable if you over serve a guest who is involved in a drunk driving accident. Additionally, if you are out driving on Wednesday (Thanksgiving eve), make sure you use caution. Last year, USA Today reported that vehicle accidents spike on Thanksgiving eve. The news outlet used data provided by car insurers, which said that poor weather and alcohol play a role in an increase in accidents. “Black Wednesday isn’t a day that pops up on most people’s radar, but the mixture of relatives in town, students home from school and no work the following day makes for a busy day on the roads,” said Tricia Griffith, claims group president…
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Jimmy John’s Data Breach: Was Your Credit Card Information Exposed?

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

As we have reported multiple times over the last couple of months, lax security by companies when it comes to securing data can lead to widespread consequences including identity theft. Cases of identity theft are why class action lawsuits are important when it comes to holding companies responsible for failing to protect customer data. These lawsuits can protect consumers who suffer losses at the hands of a company, as individuals who have sustained damages in similar situations can sue on behalf of themselves and all others who have been wronged by the negligence of the company. Recently, the National Law Journal reported that a person proposed a class action lawsuit against Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches after the company announced a data breach in September. According to the lawsuit, the company first announced the data breach on September 24, even though the suit alleges that it learned of the breach on…
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