Rockland County Personal Injury Law Blog

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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How Can I Save Money and Properties in My Divorce Case?

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Working with an experienced family law attorney is incredibly important during a divorce case involving valuable assets, as the failure to receive superior counsel can result in monumental losses. If you are a high-income earner, you will want your assets distributed as fairly as possible in a divorce, while protecting your most valuable belongings. You should talk to our family lawyers if you are experiencing issues with your marriage and are worried about keeping your property, or you are worried about issues like alimony or spousal support payments. Recently, CNN reported that oil baron Harold Hamm will pay his ex-wife nearly $1 billion because of a divorce settlement. Hamm’s ex-wife will reportedly be paid $995.5 million total, with a third to be paid by the end of 2014 and the rest to be made in monthly payments. Hamm was married to his ex-wife for 26 years. The judge overseeing the…
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Medical Malpractice: Joan Rivers Death Investigation Reveals Errors

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

Aside from death, surgical errors and medical malpractice can lead to a lifetime of pain and suffering, as well as the loss of enjoyment of life. Whenever you have a procedure performed, you would expect that your health care provider and physician would do as much as possible to keep you out of harm’s way by following all safety protocols. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. In a case generating major attention, CNN is reporting that the clinic that treated comedian Joan Rivers prior to her death made many serious mistakes before she died. A report issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) described major issues the clinic committed, including the failure to monitor Rivers’, failing to record her weight prior to sedation, failing to document the usage of Propofol and the failure to get her consent for all items performed. Additionally, it was reported that the…
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