Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Supreme Court Holds Objective Standard Should Be Applied to Determine Whether Force Used by Police Was Excessive

The media has been abuzz lately regarding the topic of police use of excessive force against citizens. A recent ruling of the Supreme Court held that excessive force claims exerted…

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Carbon monoxide poisoning claims life of 55-year-old Brooklyn woman

According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, New York City’s 1,533,107 apartments comprise approximately 50 percent of all housing within the city. With demand consistently outpacing supply and rent prices…

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Berkeley tragedy raises concerns about balcony safety

New York City residents, along with the residents across the country and world, were recently troubled and saddened to learn about the deaths of six Irish students who were killed…

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Study reveals that many New York City drivers run red lights

Imagine you’re standing at an intersection in Midtown when the crosswalk signal turns to walk. As you step off the curb and prepare to cross the street, a taxi cab…

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When a property owner’s negligence results in injuries

In large urban cities like New York City, there are an abundance of restaurants, bars, hotels, parks, schools, office buildings, residential dwellings, tourist attractions and grocery and residential stores. At…

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Toxic Beetle Appearing in Salads

Recently, reports of poisonous beetles appearing in bagged salads have been making headlines in the U.S. and Canada. The beetle, which is colored black, yellow and red, is known as…

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Recent Lincoln Tunnel collision raises safety questions and concerns

For New York City area residents, the Lincoln and Holland tunnels and George Washington Bridge provide a means to both get into and out of the city. Daily, an estimated…

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For pedestrians, New York City can be an especially dangerous place

Anyone who lives in or has ever visited New York City would likely attest to the city’s fast-paced nature. Everywhere you go, hoards of pedestrians appear to be hurrying to…

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Safety concerns mount over NYC’s building boom as crane accident injures 10

According to New York City’s Department of Buildings, last year, the agency issued approximately 21,000 permits for new housing units. Residential condominiums, hotels and mixed residential and commercial spaces are…

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Fireworks Liability

With Independence Day just a few weeks away, many people will be planning their festivities around barbeques and fireworks displays. Due to a law signed by Governor Cuomo last fall,…

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