Effective February 1, 2021, significant changes have been made to the Uniform Rules for the Supreme Court and the County Court. Many of these new rules have been specifically adapted from the Commercial Division, which was described as an “efficient, sophisticated, up-to-date court.” Below you will find brief explanations of some of these new rules. […]
$1.75 million jury award for gay Staten Island man who said cops beat, slurred him A federal jury awarded $1.75 million to a gay Staten Island man who accused cops of slurring him during a beatdown outside his home. Jurors in Brooklyn Federal Court deliberated 16 hours before deciding that four cops used excessive force […]
What is the law if you are injured in a vehicle accident? In New York there is a distinction between a vehicle accident and all other types of torts. The No-Fault Law or Insurance Law § 5101 et seq. provides compensation for basic economic loss that happens when injuries occur involving an insured motor vehicle […]
What is the law if you are injured in a vehicle accident? In New York there is a distinction between a vehicle accident and all other types of torts. The New York legislature enacted the Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Insurance Reparations Act (N.Y. CLS Ins. Law § 5101-5109) and the regulations pursuant to 11 N.Y.C.R.R. § […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that on average falls at construction sites kill between 150 and 200 workers and injure more than 100,000 workers every year. Ladders accidents and scaffolding accidents are two of the most common. Working at elevated heights is obviously a very dangerous job. It is so dangerous in […]
The Federal Tort Claims Act of 1946 (FTCA) constitutes a broad waiver of the immunity of the United States from suit in tort. It has no limitation as to the amount recoverable by suit and has a two-year statute of limitations. The suit is barred unless submitted in writing to the appropriate federal agency as […]
Why is it important to get a lawyer for a car crash or car accident even if I’m only partially responsible?
How Article 16 of the CPLR affects joint and several liability The general rule under CPLR §1601: In a personal injury action if the court finds two or more defendants responsible and one of those defendants is fifty percent or less responsible then that defendant will not be liable for more than the percentage at […]