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New York, NY 10016, United States

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Let’s Keep the Scaffold Safety Law Just the Way It Is

It seems that state legislatures have an eye to change the New York Scaffold Safety Law. The Executive Director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, Tom Stebbins, said his organization would like to make changes to the…more
| Personal Injury

New Law Protects Volunteer Workers

A new New York State law prohibits employers from firing volunteer firefighters and members of volunteer ambulance squads for taking time off from their jobs to respond to state of emergencies such as hurricanes and snowstorms…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Exploding Takata Airbag Recall Expands

Recently, the Takata Corporation (“Takata”) recalled countless vehicles due to safety concerns regarding airbags they manufacture. Similarly, Nissan recently increased the number of vehicles requiring recall in the United…more
| Personal Injury, Transportation

The 2013 Business Relief Act is Cutting Costs for Employers for a Second Year in a Row

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the rate that employers pay to the State’s workers’ compensation system will be dropping in 2015. The total savings to all employers is expected to be $45 million…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Delivery Man Killed By Falling Tape Measure in Tragic Accident

This past Monday––in what can only be described as a tragic accident––a deliveryman died when a tape measure fell from the fiftieth story of a residential development site hitting him squarely on the head. The 58 year-old…more
| Personal Injury

Third Party Cases and Right to Lien

3rd Party Cases - In New York, to use one example, you have the right to file a lawsuit against a third party if that party might be responsible for your injuries. These cases can result in verdicts that reach into the…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Leandra’s Law

Leandra’s Law, also known as the Child Passenger Protection Act, is a New York State law that makes driving drunk with a child under the age of 16 an automatic felony. The bill was passed by the New York State Assembly and the…more
| Criminal Law

Employee Fraud in Workers’ Compensation

Thinking about committing fraud is hopefully and most likely the last thing on a claimant’s mind when navigating the frustratingly tricky waters of workers’ compensation in New York. However, even someone with a legitimate and…more
| Worker’s Compensation

NYPD Cracking Down on Bicyclists Who Don’t Follow Rules of the Road

If you bike ride in Manhattan be aware that the NYPD is cracking down on cyclists who pedal through red lights, ride on sidewalks and make fast turns around corners. Bike related violations have skyrocketed this past month to…more
| Criminal Law

Self-Driving Cars – This Is What The Future Holds

Google’s self-driving cars are coming along quite well! Google’s software is divided into four categories: moving vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and stationary things such as signs, curbs and parked cars. The new technology is…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology

Pothole Law: In Winter, New York State Rejects Drivers’ Claims But In Spring It’s Another Story

After this brutal winter, if your car was damaged from hitting potholes on New York State highways, such as I-95 and The Taconic, you are not entitled to file a claim against the state for damages. Whether your car was slightly…more
| Personal Injury

NYC Could Get More Speed Cameras Installed Around School Zones

You may now think twice before speeding in a school zone as it will cost you a fine. Lead-footed drivers speeding near city schools have been caught by cameras and have been slapped with fines. In New York City, 5 of the city’s…more
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Apps That Control the Temptation to Text and Drive

As we all know texting while driving is a big problem and it causes way too many fatalities each year. Although, New York is one of many states that have banned texting while driving, there are still a number of people…more
| Personal Injury

School Speed Zone Cameras on Long Island

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed the installation of speed monitoring cameras in Long Island school zones to deter speeding and as an added source of revenue for Nassau and Suffolk counties. The proposed pilot program would allow…more
| Administrative Law

Toyota Fails to Report Recalls and Will Now Pay Big Bucks in Penalties

Toyota will have to pay $1.2 billion in penalties in order to settle the criminal probe of acceleration problems, which has led to more than 8 million recalls. Attorney General, Eric Holder, said this is the largest criminal…more
| Personal Injury
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