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Legal Developments Might Increase Catholic Church Sex Abuse Claims

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 […]

Climbing Sexual Abuse Litigation Pushing Boy Scouts Toward Chapter 11

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 […]

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

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 […]

New York City Occupational Deaths Increase Sharply

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 […]

Don’t Let Social Media Sink Your Personal Injury Claim

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 […]

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

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 […]

We Remember Bobby Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino Who Died in the Deutsche Bank Fire 10 Years Ago Today

Today, August 18, 2017, marks the 10th Anniversary of the Deutsche Bank fire that tragically took the lives of our client, firefighter Bobby Beddia and also firefighter Joseph Graffagnino. We take this time to remember both heroes, along with the hundred other members of the FDNY who were injured in this blaze that started when […]

Will the Republican Plan to “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare Limit Malpractice Claims?

Republicans have long viewed medical malpractice litigation as a factor in the escalating cost of healthcare services. Now that the GOP has control of the legislative and executive branches of government, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Tom Price, whom Mr. Trump has nominated as Secretary of Health & Human Services, are considering plans to […]

New Hoosick Falls Law Extends Statute of Limitations for Toxic Personal Injuries

A law passed last year designed to give residents of Hoosick Falls, New York additional time to sue over injuries from toxic groundwater could revive personal injury claims throughout the state that had lapsed due to the statute of limitations and perhaps give new substantive rights to sue for toxic injuries. The Hoosick Falls controversy […]

Epileptic Driver Faces Homicide Charges in 2015 Halloween Crash

Generally speaking, a person with epilepsy cannot be found guilty or held civilly liable for injuries that occur while in the throes of a seizure. However, Howard Unger, 53, has been charged with three counts of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the deaths of three people killed on Halloween 2015, when Mr. Unger […]

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