Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Many NYC rooftop water tanks are poorly maintained, contaminated

According to the New York Times, there are between 12,000 and 17,000 buildings in the city that provide water to occupants using rooftop water tanks. Citing a city survey, the…

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Judgment against lead paint manufacturers upped to $1.15 billion

As we discussed on this blog in December, 10 cities and counties in California earned a surprise win in a public nuisance lawsuit against former lead paint manufacturers and their…

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Fatal car-pedestrian accidents continue to trouble New York City

Public officials in New York City have noticed that pedestrian safety has become a major issue over the last year. Many drivers are failing to yield at crosswalks, which has…

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Tenant injured after slipping on landlord’s icy driveway

Property owners have a responsibility to maintain safe conditions. No one should understand this more than landlords who own and lease out residential properties. They need to make sure that…

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Elite Manhattan school cited after 2 injured in science lab fire

As you may know, a fireball erupted last week at the Beacon School, a prestigious public high school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. It apparently happened when a chemistry teacher’s…

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New Brighton woman, run over while sunbathing, settles with city

On the Saturday before Memorial Day 2012, a New Brighton woman was innocently sunbathing on South Beach on Staten Island when, according to her accident report, she “felt pressure on…

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