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NY Court Gives Defective Product Victims Additional Options

NY Court Gives Defective Product Victims Additional Options

| Personal Injury
Thanks to a new court ruling, Amazon cannot hide behind its legal status as a product matchmaker and avoid compensating victims of the dangerous products its partners sell. In State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v Amazon.com Servs., Inc., the plaintiff bought a wireless thermostat on amazon.com. The thermostat, which was defective, sparked a massive…Read the article
Lawmakers Crack Down on Illegal Dumpers

Lawmakers Crack Down on Illegal Dumpers

| Napoli Shkolnik News
In the wake of a discovery of an illegal solid waste dumping ground in Long Island, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo approved a measure which broadens the definition of “acutely hazardous” substances and stiffens possible criminal penalties. Earlier in 2020, investigators discovered that a company had secretly buried about 40,000 pounds of hazardous solid waste…Read the article
Holiday Toy Safety Guide

Holiday Toy Safety Guide

| Personal Injury
A holiday toy safety guide – as another season is almost over and hopefully the toys he left under the physical or metaphorical tree will entertain youngsters for hours in 2021 and beyond. But now it is up to caregivers to be responsible for ensuring that children play safely. Unfortunately, dangerous toys injure hundreds of…Read the article
Self-Driving Cars? Not Yet, Says NHTSA. Winter Driving Tips

Self-Driving Cars? Not Yet, Says NHTSA. Winter Driving Tips

| Winter Tips
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration clearly asserted, despite Tesla’s assertions to the contrary, that “No vehicle available for purchase today is capable of driving itself.” Earlier, Tesla stirred controversy by sending so-called full self-driving software to a group of owners selected to test it. Cal researcher Steven Shladover said Tesla’s claim was “actively misleading”…Read the article
Common Property Insurance Claims During The Winter

Common Property Insurance Claims During The Winter

| Winter Tips
What kind of insurance claims can be expected during the winter months? At this time of year, temperatures are dropping below freezing and the nights grow longer. This is the season when the chilly temperatures and inclement weather can cause chaos and damage our homes, even lead to injury. The frequency and severity of winter…Read the article
Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

| Personal Injury
Suffolk County officials announced that 6,000 of its school buses will soon be equipped with stop arm cameras to catch these violators. Preliminary tests indicate that between 90 and 100 motorists ignore school bus stop arms. State law requires drivers in both directions to stop when school buses are loading or unloading passengers. The cameras…Read the article
Coronavirus Rental Assistance Programs: A Closer Look

Coronavirus Rental Assistance Programs: A Closer Look

| Coronavirus
NOTE: New York City Marshals began executing first legal residential evictions since the pandemic closed courts across the state in March. Marshals are required to submit their executing warrants of eviction on the Citywide Performance Reporting database.  Various federal and state rules prohibit landlords from evicting tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19…Read the article
I Was Hurt in a Parking Lot Accident. Who is At Fault?

I Was Hurt in a Parking Lot Accident. Who is At Fault?

| Personal Injury
Old Man Winter is on his way. And, as many as a fourth of all late fall, winter, and early spring parking lot accidents involve unsafe ice and snow accumulations. As most people know from experience, even a razor-thin layer of ice or snow could be “unsafe.” State and federal laws require property owners to…Read the article
Lawmakers Expand New York’s Seat Belt Law

Lawmakers Expand New York’s Seat Belt Law

| Personal Injury
In 1994, the Empire State was the first jurisdiction to pass a mandatory seat belt law. As of November 1, that law applies to all vehicle occupants over 16, and not just those in the front seat. Walter Mosley (D-Brooklyn) introduced the bill in the State Assembly. “Seat belts are a proven way to make…Read the article
The Latest from Peloton: More Safety Questions & Issues

The Latest from Peloton: More Safety Questions & Issues

| Personal Injury
This red-hot company has seen its sales double during the pandemic. But success has come at a price, as the company has been caught yet again cutting corners. The company recalled over 25,000 exercise bikes sold between 2013 and 2016. Peloton received hundreds of reports that the axles broke. The breaks themselves seriously injured some…Read the article