Rockland County & Bergen County Law Blog

Class Action Lawsuit: Is My Dog Food Safe?

Posted on March 6, 2015 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Frighteningly, NBC News has reported that a lawsuit has been filed against Nestle Purina PetCare Company claiming that one of its dog food brand products contains toxins that are killing animals. According to NBC News, the lawsuit was filed in California in February, seeking class action status. The plaintiff, pet owner Frank Lucido, alleges that thousands of dogs have become ill or have died because of Beneful dry kibble dog food. The lawsuit alleges that Lucido and his family owned three dogs, a German Shepherd, an English Bulldog and a Labrador, who all began eating the Beneful brand in late December or early January. He claims that the dogs were kept in different locations at this time because there were home renovations going on at the family’s property. Lucido alleges that by the end of January, all three of the dogs became ill, with the English Bulldog eventually dying. An…
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Can I Modify a Divorce Agreement?

Posted on March 4, 2015 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Are you recently divorced? Has your former spouse sold a business or asset for far more than what it was valued for when your divorce agreement was finalized? You should know that you might have some options when it comes to seeking a post-divorce modification. Sadly, many people are unfamiliar with divorce modification. An important thing to remember is that if you or your former spouse’s job status, income or residency has dramatically changed, you could potentially seek a revision to your settlement agreement. A post-divorce modification could help you when it comes to alimony, child support or child custody obligations. Some changes that could result in a modification include: A job loss or promotion causing a change in income Serious illness or injury causing relocation or a change in income Parental relocation The failure of a person to comply to a child custody arrangement or spousal support provisions in a divorce decree…
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KGG Recovers $690,000 for Motorcycle Accident Victim

Posted on March 2, 2015 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Recently, attorney Barry Kantrowitz successfully settled a serious motorcycle accident case just prior to the commencement of jury selection in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The 26-year-old injured rider sustained severe multiple fractures to his leg and hip when an 18-wheeler truck turned left across his path on a local roadway. Despite some witnesses who alleged that the motorcycle was traveling at very high speed, Kantrowitz’ investigation revealed that the driver had worked into the early hours of the morning from a prior shift and was not scheduled to drive on the date of the accident. A scheduling change got the driver back on the road with questionably adequate sleep. The driver admitted during deposition that she turned left while her view of oncoming traffic was obstructed. Through the use of a certified accident reconstruction expert, Kantrowitz was prepared to establish at trial that the eyewitness’ account of the motorcycle speeding…
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