Category: Products Liability

November 19, 2018

U.S. News & World Report Includes Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP in Listing of 2019 Best Law Firms in New York City

U.S. News & World Report released their annual listing of “Best Law Firms” rankings. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP was included in the New York City rankings in three practice areas – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. The partners and staff are..

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January 19, 2018

The “Tide Pod” Challenge – An Attorney’s Perspective

The "Tide Pod" Challenge has been in the news recently as a result of its increasing popularity and general awareness in social media circles. In essence, the "Tide Pod" Challenge involves primarily kids biting into brightly colored liquid laundry detergent packets, or cooking them in frying pans, then chewing them up before spewing the soap..

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June 14, 2017

Carbon Monoxide Leak Overcomes 32 People in Tribeca

A likely carbon monoxide leak in the basement below Amish Market in Tribeca resulted in 32 people becoming overcome by the deadly gas. The incident occurred at the intersection of Murray Street and West Broadway and the Amish Market was shut down as dozens of fire crews responded to a call for a carbon monoxide..

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January 13, 2017

White House Dog Bite Raises Questions About Owner Liablity for Animal Attacks

Dog bites do not often make national headlines, but such was the case recently, and at the highest level imaginable. This week, an 18-year old girl visiting the White House was bitten on the face by Sunny, the First Family’s dog. As reported in the New York Daily News, the dog had no prior vicious..

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September 19, 2016

Eggo Waffles Recalled by Kellogg’s Over Listeria Concerns

Kellogg’s has recalled 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria. According to a report by CBS New York, the recall comes after the company found evidence of the bacteria during routine tests. The waffles — available in 10-count packs with “Used by” dates of..

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September 13, 2016

Samsung Smartphone Burns 6-year Old Brooklyn Boy

In a follow-up to a recent Blog post, and in furtherance of reports concerning Samsung phones, a report from CBS New York reveals that a 6-year old Brooklyn boy was burned while playing a game on his grandmother’s Samsung Galaxy Core cell phone. As described by his mother, the boy was playing on the phone,..

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September 12, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note7 and the Exploding Battery

While the details of an obvious recall are being worked out, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to turn the off and to stop charging and using them. The risk of fire and explosion associated with the battery for the popular cell phone is a..

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August 15, 2016

Barry A. Washor and Christopher L. Sallay Included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017

The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to congratulate our partners, Barry A. Washor and Christopher L. Sallay for their inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2017.  Mr. Washor was included in Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs. He has..

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July 29, 2016

Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Where Autistic Teen Elopes from Queens Public School

A settlement has been reached in the death of Avonte Oquendo, wherein Oquendo’s family agreed to a $2.7-million payout from the city, CBS2 reported. In October of 2013, the 14-year-old autistic boy vanished from the Riverview School in Long Island City. Three months later, his body was found on a beach in College Point, Queens…

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June 24, 2016

Is Defective Jeep to Blame for Death of Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin?

The Jeep SUV model that killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin had been known to cause confusion to drivers as to whether the vehicle was in Park or Neutral. According to a report by CNN Money, “Fiat Chrysler (FCAM) filed a recall notice in April with federal safety regulators for the 2015 Grand Cherokee, the..

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