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  • Personal InjuryCOVID-19

    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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  • Auto Accidents

    Suing the Robot: Who’s At-Fault When Driverless Cars Crash?

    By Dominique A. Penson

    The prospect of fully autonomous, self-driving cars is mind-boggling and reassuring at the same time. Most of us are comfortable with our own driving skills and are a bit leery of turning the wheel over to a computer. But when we consider the number of drivers on the road whom we don’t necessarily trust, and […]

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  • Products Liability

    Appeals Court Dismisses Worker’s Products Liability Claim for Mesothelioma

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A New York appeals court dismissed a scrap metal worker’s claim for mesothelioma stemming from dismantling steam systems in vacant buildings.  The worker sued the William Powell Company for products liability.  Powell manufactured valves that contained asbestos in their packing and gaskets.  In rejecting the claim, the court said that even if the valves were […]

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  • Products LiabilityPersonal Injury

    Chrysler Issues Major Pickup Truck Recall

    By Dominique A. Penson

    It has been a turbulent year for automakers across the world, with high-profile recalls reaching record numbers. Now Fiat Chrysler has added a new slate of recalled vehicles to the 2014 totals at the close of the year, recalling approximately 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickup trucks.  The recall was issued after a problem […]

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  • Products LiabilityPersonal Injury

    Huge Keurig Recall Affects Seven Million Machines

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Keurig made big news around the holiday season when it issued a recall of approximately seven million of its single-serve coffee brewing machines. According to the company, the recall was to address the issue of reported burns associated with using the machines.  The specific product recalled was the Keurig Mini Plus Brewing System with model […]

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  • Products LiabilityPersonal Injury

    Injured By a Product? Learn About The Types of Claims

    By Michael Barasch

    Product liability law is a type of personal injury law that is designed to redress the harms caused by malfunctioning products. These types of claim can include vehicles with a dangerous defect such as rolling over to electronics that did not include warnings about their burn risks. This highly specialized area of law is divided […]

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    Upper East Side Crane Accident Leads to Wrongful Death Trial

    By Michael Barasch

    A May 2008 accident featuring the collapse of a 200-foot-tall crane on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has had a lasting legal impact. Now, a wrongful death trial that had previously been postponed is once again up and running, and the owner of the crane is the defendant in yet another lawsuit stemming from the accident.  […]

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  • Products Liability

    The Wave of the Future: Nest Disables Smoke Alarms

    By Michael Barasch

    A manufacturer recently issued a warning on its popular smoke alarm after discovering it could be disabled during a fire. Nest is a home automation company acquired in January by Internet giant Google. Building on the popularity of its programmable thermostat, Nest offers a compatible smoke alarm called Nest Protect. In addition to interconnecting with […]

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  • Products Liability

    No End in Sight: Vehicle Recalls Across the Board

    By Michael Barasch

    The disturbing trend of vehicle recalls in the United States continues as more automakers reveal what they know about the cars they build. Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) began to recall vehicles it knew to possess a defective ignition switch. GM had known for years about the deadly flaw. In recent years, Toyota Motor […]

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  • Auto AccidentsProducts Liability

    More to Come: GM Fined for Failures and Recalls More Cars

    By Michael Barasch

    Difficulties for owners of cars manufactured by General Motors (GM) continue as another 2.7 million cars are recalled and the carmaker is fined millions for its systematic safety failures. Many consumers are aware of the problem with GM cars. Earlier this year, the company began recalling older cars for a deadly ignition switch defect that […]

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