In The News

T-Mobile Tower Placed on Hold

August 13th, 2010

Huntington Village Tattler


After it entered a lease with a Water District in the Town of Huntington, and the lease was signed by all five commissioners of the Water District, T-Mobile proceeded to construct a cell tower on property owned by the District. The new tower’s neighbors retained attorney Andrew J. Campanelli to fight to have the tower removed.

After Mr. Campanelli presented the local zoning board with the fact that, under New York State law, the Water District lacked legal authority to lease out its own property, the Board ordered
T-Mobile to tear down the tower – based upon Mr. Campanelli’s argument.

 

Cell phone tower plan put on hold

July 22nd, 2010

Merrick Life


Moms of Merrick (MOMS), and the Telecommunications Task Force of the Merrick Civic Association, are joining forces, and with the help of attorney Andrew J. Campanelli , are moving forward with their efforts to create cell-antenna-free zones around schools.

MOMS speak out against cell towers and antennae

July 8th, 2010

Merrick Life


Moms of Merrick (MOMS) has enlisted the help of attorney Andrew J. Campanelli to persuade the Town of Hempstead to create codes to address the proliferation of cell towers and cell antennae within the Town.

MOMS group to board “Don’t Cell Out”

June 24th, 2010

Merrick Herald


On behalf of Moms of Merrick (MOMS), attorney Andrew J. Campanelli appeared before the Merrick Board of Education and advocated that the Board take a stance, and adopt a formal resolution against the placement of cell towers and wireless facilities on playgrounds and near schools.

Manhattan Dermatology Clinic Agrees to Pay $2,750,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

June 10th, 2010

PR News Wire


Advanced Dermatology of New York, and its principal have agreed to pay $2.75 million dollars to settle a qui tam case alleging that they submitted false claims to Medicare and the New York Medicaid Program. Among the allegations were claims that Advanced Dermatology billed Medicare for services carrying higher reimbursement rates than those which were actually provided. Attorney Andrew J. Campanelli represented the relator together with co-counsel. Mr. Campanelli’s client will receive more than four hundred fifty thousand ($450,000) dollars, a portion of which will be paid as attorneys fees.

National Dental Management Company Pays $24 Million to Resolve Fraud Allegations

January 20th, 2010

United States Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs Press Release


Medically Unnecessary Dental Services Allegedly Performed on Children

Forba Holdings, LLC agreed to pay $24 million to resolve a qui tam case asserting allegations that it caused bills to be submitted to State Medicaid programs for medically unnecessary dental services performed on children insured by Medicaid. Attorney Andrew J. Campanelli represented one of the relators together with co-counsel in the District of Columbia.

Fighting The Towers That Be

January 12th, 2010

Newsday


A Bayville couple sued the village saying their civil rights were violated because Bayville allowed cell-phone antennas to be placed on the Village’s water tower. Andrew J. Campanelli, of Garden City, the attorney for the plaintiffs, filed the suit based upon the assertions that the village is not applying the provisions of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, which allows a village to consider restrictive land use agreements to block the installation of cell phone antennas.

Manufacturer in $2 Million Accord with U.S. on Deficient Kevlar in Military Helmets

February 6th, 2008

New York Times


A North Dakota defense contractor has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuit within which the relators alleged that the company “had repeatedly shortchanged the armor in up to 2.2 million helmets for the military, including those for the first troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.” The qui tam case was filed in the United States District Court, District of North Dakota, by attorney Andrew J. Campanelli, as attorney for the relators.

While the relators’ share of the recovery was $406,350, they stated “It was never about the money, it was about the soldiers.” They were most pleased with the fact that the helmets which contained the defective armor were going to be replaced to ensure that U.S. soldiers got the protection they deserved.

NOISY KIDS’ POOLISH COURT CASE

June 21st, 2007

New York Post


A Long Island couple was charged with two counts of violating a Village of Bayville noise ordinance, and were threatened with up to thirty (30) days in jail, because their two young daughters allegedly made too much noise while playing in their backyard pool at 3:00 in the afternoon on a Saturday.

I’ve heard that there is no more joyous sound than that of children playing – but apparently not in Bayville,” said their attorney, Andrew J. Campanelli.

Both charges were dismissed upon motion before the Court, by attorney Campanelli.