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Author Archives: Michael Barasch

Court Rules Surreptitious Photos Did Not Invade Family Privacy

An appellate court recently ruled that while a “technical home invasion” involving a prominent photographer taking surreptitious photos of a Tribeca family and their toddlers was deplorable, it was not illegal. The photographer is Arne Svenson, who has earned critical acclaim for his work over the course of his career. He was accused of shooting… Read More »

Auto Recalls More Common Today Than Ever Before

It has been a record year for automotive recalls, both in the United States and worldwide. According to a figure released in mid-February by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 64 million vehicles were recalled in 2014 for safety problems, smashing any previous records. In fact, that number was greater than the total of… Read More »

New York Workplace Accident Statistics

Many people have seen some of the national statistics indicating that the construction industry remains the most dangerous and deadly sector in the United States in terms of overall worker death and injury totals. But what do some of these statistics look like in New York City? The following are some numbers from the Big… Read More »

Government Agencies Usually Protected in Car Accident Claims

If you have been involved in an accident that somehow involves a negligent government agency or employee, you might find that there are some tough roadblocks to obtaining compensation that do not exist in other types of claims. There is a policy that exists in these cases known as governmental or sovereign tort immunity, which… Read More »

Appellate Court Allows Golf Cart Accident Lawsuit to Move Ahead

In a 4-1 ruling, a panel of the Appellate Division, First Department decided that a trial court was correct in denying a motion for summary judgment by a golf course owner attempting to have an injury victim’s claim dismissed. The accident reportedly occurred at an event hosted by the Andrew Glover Youth Program at The… Read More »

Appellate Court: Lawsuit Over DMV Examiner’s Injury May Proceed

An appellate court has ruled that a New York Department of Motor Vehicles employee who suffered an injury when a student crashed during a driving test may proceed with a lawsuit against a driving school and the student. The decision overruled an earlier decision from a lower court. The Appellate Division, Second Department unanimously decided… Read More »

Appeals Court Reverses Ruling in Favor of Injured Passenger in Train Accident

A Court of Appeals recently reversed a decision made by the Appellate Division, First Department to apply res ipsa loquitur in a case involving a Metro-North Railroad train’s swinging ceiling door that reportedly injured a passenger. The passenger, who was at one time an administrator at the Montefiore Medical Center located in Yonkers, claims to… Read More »

Unique Legal Considerations for Mass Transit Accidents

When a mass transit accident occurs, there may be many different factors involved and various individuals or entities at fault. As a result, there are some unique limits associated with personal injury claims after a public transportation accident. First, it’s important to consider that there may be special rules involved if you are attempting to… Read More »

Pilot in Fatal Plane Crash Was Taking ‘Selfies’

A single-engine plane crash made news after 29-year-old pilot Amritpal Singh and his passenger were killed this past May. The plane was a Cessna 150 that Singh was piloting near the Front Range Airport just east of Denver, Colorado. Although the cause of the accident was undetermined for many months because there were no “pre-impact… Read More »

NYPD Detective Killed in Wrong-Way Accident

A detective with the New York Police Department was driving to work in Queens when he was involved in a car accident on a highway in Westchester, resulting in his death. A motorist going the wrong way on the highway allegedly caused the crash. According to police, the wrong-way driver was behind the wheel of… Read More »