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Are You Living With Lead Paint in Your Home? Read This for Your Own Safety

If you are living in a New York City Housing Authority building that was built before 1978, you have good reason to be concerned about lead paint in your home. Young children who ingest or inhale lead paint are at risk for devastating injuries, including brain damage, behavioral and cognitive disorders, developmental delays, and nervous system […]

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 […]

Consumer Product Safety Commission Releases Statement on Exploding Hoverboards

Hoverboards, which do not actually hover but roll much like a hybrid Segway-skateboard, were one of the hottest gifts for Christmas 2015, in more ways than one. The boards’ lithium-ion batteries proved highly unstable, sparking 22 reported fires in 17 states and prompting several bans on the transport and use of the recreational devices.  The […]

Who Pays if You’re Hurt at an Airbnb Rental?

The Internet company Airbnb is changing how Americans travel and how we earn extra income. Airbnb is an online service that matches travelers with homeowners and renters who have spare rooms to offer for a brief stay. These rooms are generally available at a much lower price than hotels, but are they worth the savings? […]

Child Suffers Fatal Injury Due to Falling Brick

A brick from a building on the Upper West Side reportedly slipped away from the facade and fatally hit a two-year-old child who was under the care of her grandmother at the time. The brick apparently tumbled down eight stories from a crumbling window ledge at the Esplanade Manhattan nursing home, striking the woman and […]

Hotels Must Provide Adequate Security for their Guests

By Chaucer’s time, English common law recognized the responsibilities of innkeepers to their customers. The innkeeper was required, among other things, to provide food, lodging and a safe harbor for guests. These principles were carried across the Atlantic and, by and large, helped shape our own hotel keepers’ duties. In regard to security, a hotel […]

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