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Rick Shapiro

Death of 10-Year-Old Boy at Kansas Water Park Renews Debate over Lack of Federal Safety Oversight

The recent death of a 10-year-old boy at a Kansas water park has reignited concerns over the lack of government oversight by any federal agency. The young victim, who was the son of a Kansas state senator, was at the […]

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How a Virginia Beach Boat Accident Lawyer Can Help If You are Hurt on the Water

Boat accidents are common in Virginia, especially in the Tidewater region. This is largely due to the fact that the volume of boaters in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, etc. is much higher in Tidewater. The situation can be […]

Patrick Austin

State of Virginia Dismissed from $40 Million Lawsuit

The state of Virginia was dismissed from a lawsuit this week that was filed by a student at University of Virginia, who was charged with assaulting two agents at an ABC store in Charlottesville. The agents attempted to stop her […]

Rick Shapiro

The Obamacare Hidden Benefit: Keeping More of the Proceeds In Your Personal Injury Claim

SPECIAL REPORT By Richard N. Shapiro and Patrick J. Austin Whether you love it, hate it, or now have it, Obamacare (a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act) is the law of the land and it may impact you or your loved […]

Rick Shapiro

Forced Arbitration – The Underhanded, Secretive Way Corporations Try to Avoid the Civil Justice System

If you read the fine print of your credit card agreement or pretty much any agreement with a large corporation, you may be surprised to learn that you signed away a critical legal right – the right to file a […]

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Just because it is legal, that doesn't make it a good idea.

Several states – including Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maine, and Oregon – have banned adults from smoking in a car while a child is present, according to nonprofit organization…

Rick Shapiro

Legal Examiner’s Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2012 (Part 2)

This is our first annual “Top 10 Civil Justice Stories” recap, for calendar year 2012, in which we count down the biggest, most followed, and most significant civil justice stories of…

Rick Shapiro

Legal Examiner’s Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2012

This is our first annual “Top 10 Civil Justice Stories” recap, for calendar year 2012, in which we count down the biggest, most followed, and most significant civil justice stories of…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Is logging in logging out our children?

It may be time for parents to “check in” on their child’s “status” as growing concern over the use of portable electronic devices raises awareness regarding…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

In the midst of the childhood obesity battle, there's a battle against childhood eating disorders.

There has been a significant amount of talk over the last several years about how to solve the childhood obesity epidemic in our country. Without a doubt, this important children’s…