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New York Proposal: Suspend Rent Payments for 90 Days

New York Proposal: Suspend Rent Payments for 90 Days

| Coronavirus
Lawmakers in New York and elsewhere are acting to preserve your health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers are also acting to preserve your economic rights, but this response is a bit slower. New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris proposed the suspension, which has bipartisan support. The proposal would also apply to mortgage payments.…Read the article
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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One advocacy group has big plans for Brain Injury Awareness Month, highlighted by an advocacy day in Albany on March 25. Some legislative priorities include “keeping the TBI waiver out of Medicaid managed care, expanding the Concussion Management and Awareness Act of 2011 and creating a resource facilitation program,” said Brain Injury Association of New…Read the article
Cruise Ship Passengers Allege Coronavirus Misconduct

Cruise Ship Passengers Allege Coronavirus Misconduct

| Coronavirus
Princess Cruise Lines knew that several people aboard the Grand Princess were infected with the coronavirus COVID-19, yet the ship set sail for Hawaii anyway, according to court documents. An earlier coronavirus outbreak on the Diamond Princess put the company on notice that there was a problem, the plaintiffs allege. Therefore, when individuals on the…Read the article
Coronavirus Triggers Partial Judicial Shutdown

Coronavirus Triggers Partial Judicial Shutdown

| Coronavirus
The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic triggers partial judicial shutdown via scheduling changes throughout the Empire State. Apart from criminal trials if the defendant is in custody, until further notice, there will be no jury trials in New York except for those already underway. The partial judicial shutdown due to the coronavirus also applies to most…Read the article
Apple Suspends Face Recognition Clearview AI App

Apple Suspends Face Recognition Clearview AI App

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The facial recognition app known as Clearview AI has been suspended from the Apple iOS developer program after it was discovered that the app had violated Apple’s terms in its Developer Enterprise Program. The app will no longer be available for use on all iPhones until the problem has been resolved to the satisfaction of…Read the article
Family Safety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Family Safety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

| Coronavirus
A few short weeks ago, the Coronavirus or COVID-19 primarily only affected people in places that most New Yorkers (including many people in this office) would be hard-pressed to find on a map. Then, there was a case in the Tri-State area, followed by another and then another. Next, the unthinkable happened. The number of…Read the article
Coronavirus and Your Job

Coronavirus and Your Job

| Coronavirus
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak spreads, people who have jobs are worried about contracting the virus at work or during their commutes. Generally, if employees cite coronavirus concerns and refuse to come to work, employers can legally terminate them. Working from home is not a fundamental right even under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However,…Read the article
Two Children Killed In Brooklyn Traffic Accidents

Two Children Killed In Brooklyn Traffic Accidents

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Last week in Brooklyn, two children were fatally hit by vehicles in a traffic accident, while walking to school. The first death occurred last Tuesday when a ten-year-old girl crossing the street with her older brother was hit by an empty school bus making a right turn. Just two days later and two miles away,…Read the article
Coronavirus: Updates and Facts

Coronavirus: Updates and Facts

| Coronavirus
On Friday, officials in Washington State, Oregon, and California reported coronavirus disease 2019 infections among individuals who had not been traveling overseas or had any known contact of someone who might be infected. These three cases- a Seattle high school student, an Oregon elementary school employee, and a Santa Clara woman with a compromised immune…Read the article
TikTok’s ‘Skull Breaker’ Challenge: Unsafe as it Sound

TikTok’s ‘Skull Breaker’ Challenge: Unsafe as it Sound

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The dangerous and possibly fatal stunt began in Spain and has spread worldwide. Already, several U.S. children have sustained permanent injuries while partaking in the challenge. In the Rompecráneos (skull cracker) stunt, three children stand in a line. When all three jump simultaneously, the two outside children kick to the inside, causing the middle child…Read the article