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New York’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injuries

New York’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injuries

| Personal Injury
US law requires that a lawsuit be filed within a specified period of time, depending on the nature of the claim and the entity that caused the damage. This is known as a statute of limitations. The main purposes and benefits of statutes of limitations are to ensure that defendants are treated fairly and that…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
What Happens When Coronavirus Threatens Students?

What Happens When Coronavirus Threatens Students?

| Coronavirus
According to one study, college campuses are coronavirus super spreaders. What are the legal implications of this categorization? Notre Dame is a good example. During the spring and summer of 2020, the school’s infection rate was less than half a percent. A week after classes resumed, the infection rate had increased over 300 percent. Complicating…Read the article
United Airlines Flight Cancellation Lawsuit Heats Up

United Airlines Flight Cancellation Lawsuit Heats Up

| Aviation Accidents
Lawyers for the transportation giant made a last-ditch effort to have a class-action lawsuit thrown out of court. But customers may have effectively stopped that from happening. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, United cancelled flights right and left. Instead of issuing refunds, the airline gave ticketholders vouchers for future travel. In a court filing, the…Read the article
Party Like It’s 1999 at Your 2020 Thanksgiving Gathering

Party Like It’s 1999 at Your 2020 Thanksgiving Gathering

| Thanksgiving
The coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on pretty much every family event on the calendar this year. But with a little additional planning, your 2020 Thanksgiving celebration could look a lot like the one you had last year. Before you start going through our well-put-together list, think about what makes Thanksgiving special for your…Read the article
Top Ten 2020 Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Top Ten 2020 Thanksgiving Travel Tips

| Thanksgiving
Most parts of the country are currently experiencing a coronavirus surge. This uptick comes at a very bad time. Many health care workers, and health care facilities, are showing some signs of strain. Furthermore, Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel times of the year. Many college students head home, and many families plan…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
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

| Personal Injury
At times, actions can result in injury that is unavoidable. This is when people often consider making a personal injury claim. If you are considering pursuing a personal injury claim, one of the top questions you may have is, “How much compensation am I likely to receive?”. There’s no one way to calculate a claim’s…Read the article