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    How Might COVID-19 Change the Way Personal Injury Cases Are Litigated?

    By Michael Barasch

    Like most other activities where in-person interaction is required, personal injury lawsuits have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can put serious stress on parties who are looking to achieve a legal resolution to disputes stemming from auto accidents, falls and other times types of harmful incidents allegedly caused by a defendant’s negligence. Whether […]

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    What Types of Personal Injury Claims Might Result from COVID-19 Exposure?

    By Michael Barasch

    COVID-19 exposure has led to a litany of serious health issues and tens of thousands of deaths. Though everyone’s health is top priority, afflicted individuals and family members of those who have been lost might wonder what type of claims can be brought in relation to coronavirus infections. Though each case is unique and it […]

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    Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

    By Michael Barasch

    The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in […]

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    Despite Vision Zero, NYC Road Fatalities Increased in 2019

    By Michael Barasch

    Over the past year, a rise in New York City traffic deaths has raised questions about the effectiveness of the Vision Zero effort that is meant to eliminate these types of fatalities by 2024. Obtaining detailed, accurate information on road dangers is critical to assessing and improving the results of this campaign. According to NYPD […]

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    Legal Developments Might Increase Catholic Church Sex Abuse Claims

    By Michael Barasch

    Even prior to passage of New York’s Child Victims Act, litigation against Catholic Priests and lay personnel in the New York area  has resulted in several multimillion dollar settlements. Now, with the passage of the New York Child Victims Act in February 2019, many adults who were sexually abused as children finally have a chance […]

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    Climbing Sexual Abuse Litigation Pushing Boy Scouts Toward Chapter 11

    By Michael Barasch

    For more than a century, American boys have looked to scouting as way to enjoy outdoor activities and develop new skills. However, legal claims and documents obtained from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have shown that many youths were sexually abused by troop leaders and other adult volunteers in positions of authority. Perhaps even […]

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    After More Than a Decade, New York Child Victims Act Passes

    By Michael Barasch

    It is well understood that the horrors of child sexual abuse can be so devastating and frightening that victims often wait well into adulthood to report that they were attacked during their youth. When these stories are given media attention, it is not uncommon for someone in their 40s, 50s or 60s to talk openly […]

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    New York City Occupational Deaths Increase Sharply

    By Michael Barasch

    Federal records for the 2017 calendar year showed a significant increase in on-the-job deaths among New York City workers. No specific explanation has been given to explain why the number jumped to 87 occupational fatalities from the all-time low of 56 in 2016. However, city officials are attempting to use better tracking and are considering […]

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    Don’t Let Social Media Sink Your Personal Injury Claim

    By Michael Barasch

    With more than 70 percent of adults actively using social media, it’s vitally important for anyone with a personal injury claim to be aware of the pitfalls of social media use. As an article in The Huffington Post points out, social media is a rich resource for insurance defense attorneys looking to prove that a […]

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    When Your Landlord Is Liable for Your Snow/Ice Slip-and-Fall

    By Sara Director

    4 hours. That is the time limit New York City landlords have to remove snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their property after a storm has ended. Should someone slip and fall due to a snow and/or ice condition which was ignored by a New York City landlord, that landlord may be […]

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