Nov 24 2014

Tort Reform-The Ugly Elephant In The Room

The NY Times editorial board has called for increased accountability and transparency in products liability cases–a call prompted by the recent revelations that General Motors, maker of faulty ignition switches that killed drivers,  and Takata, maker of airbags with deadly defects, hid evidence of the defects as consumers continued be to injured and killed.  The […]

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May 4 2014

What New York’s Business Community Doesn’t Want You To Know About The Scaffold Law

New York’s Scaffold Law, Labor Law Section 240 and its related statutes, is a hot-button issue again, pitting those needing compensation for often life-changing injuries against the so-called tort reformers, who believe the laws are too favorable to victims of construction site negligence. Here is a voice that expresses a view “from the trenches,” and […]

Jun 13 2013

Friends Don’t Let Friends DWU (Drive While Upset).

As readers of this blog know, I’m not a fan of texting while driving, or doing anything else that might distract you from the task at hand–safe driving. That includes using your cell phone, whether hands free or not. It includes making adjustments to your rockin’ music system, if it’s complicated enough.  But even simple […]

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