Articles by Anjelica Cappellino, J.D.

Study Finds Some Court-Admitted Psychological Assessments to be Junk Science

In the courtroom, psychological assessments can be important components of a compelling argument. From establishing a plaintiff’s pain and suffering in a personal injury case to proving a defendant’s mental state during a crime, outlining psychological facts can offer critical…

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Injunctive Relief in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic may have screeched everyday life to a halt, but there are certain things that even quarantine cannot stop. The courts are one of them. Lawsuits and litigation are still ongoing, albeit at a limited pace, and the…

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Hospitals are Virtually Untouchable in Light of COVID-19 Immunity Bills, but Some Cases May Stand

The healthcare industry is experiencing unprecedented working conditions in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. Hospitals are overcrowded, providers are overworked, and critical equipment—from ventilators to protective masks—is scarce. Recently, many states have passed legislation or enacted executive orders granting…

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More Than 70 Universities Sued for Refunds Following COVID-19 Campus Closures

One of the many collateral consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been its effects on the higher education system. More than 4,000 universities and colleges in the United States have closed their campuses and switched to online learning formats in…

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COVID-19 PPE Shortages: Who is Liable?

To date, COVID-19 has killed over 71,000 Americans and infected over 1.2 million across the country. One of the biggest hurdles caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been shortages of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE). These shortages have been especially…

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses have been dire, to say the least. With many businesses being forced to close either due to government shutdown orders or simply due to a lack of customer base in light…

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Massachusetts Grants COVID-19 Healthcare Workers Immunity from Civil Liability

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Massachusetts has enacted legislation protecting its healthcare workers and facilities from civil liability. Massachusetts is one of several states, including New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, and Connecticut, that have enacted similar legislation. The…

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Privacy Protections in the Coronavirus Era: Can Employers Disclose Employee Health Information?

Last week, a record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment following massive layoffs and furloughs secondary to COVID-19 business closures. As Americans struggle to avoid exposure to the virus and desperately hang onto their paychecks, for countless people, safety on…

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Screening Personal Injury Cases for Merit: How Medical Experts Can Help

Personal injury lawsuits are notoriously tricky. What may seem like a strong or easy case to defend often changes with time. Before taking on a new matter, it’s critical to fully investigate all potential defenses for the injuries sustained. Medical…

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Wells Fargo Agrees to $3 Billion Settlement For Faking Customer Accounts

Wells Fargo & Co., the fourth-largest bank in the United States, has agreed to pay $3 billion to settle civil lawsuits and resolve criminal prosecutions over its fake customer accounts scandal. In 2016, it was revealed that for over a…

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