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  • COVID-19Personal Injury

    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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  • Personal Injury

    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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  • Personal Injury

    Lawsuit Against NY Yankees Tests Baseball’s Assumption of Risk Defense

    By Michael Barasch

    Thursday, August 25, 2011 was a rainy evening in the Bronx, and many fans at Yankee Stadium had their umbrellas out. While those umbrellas may have protected fans from the rain, they also obscured Andy Zlotnick’s view of home plate from his seat down the first base line. So, when Hideki Matsui ripped a line […]

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  • VerdictsPersonal InjuryConstruction Accidents

    Labor Law §240(1) Allows Injured Construction Worker to Claim $62M Jury Award

    By Dominique A. Penson

    In 2014, a Chinese immigrant received the largest personal injury award in the history of Queens, New York, when a jury returned a verdict for $62 million. The worker, who fell 20 feet from a roof where he had been metal siding, sustained numerous severe injuries including traumatic brain injury; multiple spinal fractures; multiple rib […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Unique Legal Considerations for Mass Transit Accidents

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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  • Dog Bites

    If You Are Hurt By a Dog, Steps to Take Before Calling Your Lawyer

    By Michael Barasch

    Dogs sometimes bite. They bite because they’re scared, they’re being protective or they’re just plain nervous. If someone’s dog bites you, it doesn’t matter why you were bitten. What matters is that you get necessary medical attention and compensation for your injuries and expenses. However before you call your attorney, there are a few things […]

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