Rockland County Personal Injury Law Blog

Can I Sue Home Depot for Exposing my Credit Card Information?

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

As we reported last month, the class action attorneys at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. have filed a lawsuit over the credit card data breach at Home Depot, which has affected the identities of up to 56 million cardholders who shopped at the store. Recently, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported that at least 21 federal lawsuits had been filed against the home improvement superstore as of October 10. The news outlet reported that the lawsuits (along with ours) are attempting to gain class action status, allowing them to represent the large group of people impacted by the data breach. It should be noted that as of last week, Home Depot had not responded to the lawsuits. The company has until December 15 to answer allegations in several of the lawsuits, as a federal court in Atlanta decides how it will move forward with processing claims. The breach was truly egregious….
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How Do Finances Contribute to Divorce?

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Are you unhappily married? Does the thought of being around your spouse much longer seem too stressful to handle? You should not fret, as each year, thousands of marriages across the United States end divorced. Sometimes, marriages can become intolerable because of issues like finances. In 2012, Psychology Today reported that one of the most significant factors leading to divorce is the differences in money management styles between partners. In some cases, the fighting occurs over another person’s penchant for expensive items. This can create tension and fighting, which can become overwhelming. Amazingly, CNN recently reported that two professors at Emory University found that there was a correlation between wedding costs and divorce rates. The economic professors discovered that couples who had weddings that were more expensive were more likely to become divorced. According to their study, which was conducted among 3,151 adults in the United States, women whose weddings…
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Vehicle Accidents: Are Teens More Likely to Drink and Drive?

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Sadly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. Each day, approximately seven teenagers, ages 16 to 19, dies in a vehicle accident in the U.S., as young people are more likely to be involved in crashes. In addition to death, the CDC reported that 29 percent of the total costs for motor vehicle injury claims in the U.S. involve people between the ages of 15-24. Young people are more likely to be involved in accidents for a number of reasons, including the fact that they are more likely to participate in dangerous activities, like distracted driving, drunk driving and/or reckless driving. Unfortunately, on October 2, an accident on Route 9W in Stony Point left a teenager hospitalized with serious injuries, leading to the arrest of a 17-year-old driver. According to the Rockland County…
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