Those who have taken the time to read the home page of our website will know that our firm was founded by Louis H. Levine over 50 years ago with his son-in-law, Leonard S. Slavit. What may not be known to readers is that before founding the firm, Mr. Levine had a secretary named Alice. But all those who come in for a job interview know that because we make it a point of telling them about Alice since she worked at our office for an almost unheard of 60 years. She continued to work for the firm when I … Read the rest
A number of provisions of the Administrative Code of the City of New York and the Rules of the City of New York require that individuals in the construction trades take department-approved courses as part of trade license qualification, license renewal and worker training. The New York City Buildings Department is proposing new rules implementing tougher requirements for such courses to improve safety to constructions workers and to the public. These tougher standards would apply to course content requirements, course review, course instructors, course facilities, attendance records, course completion and course providers. A public hearing regarding the proposed rules was … Read the rest
Section 1225-c(2a) of New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law prohibits operating a motor vehicle upon a public highway while using a mobile telephone to engage in a call while such vehicle is in motion without a hands-free device. In The People v. Andrew Welch, the defendant was charged with violating VTL § 1225-c. At trial, the police officer testified that he observed the defendant behind the wheel of a 2010 Audi that drove past him. Per the officer’s testimony, defendant had a cell phone in his hand which he held close to his chin, and was talking into it. … Read the rest
In 2012 in New York City, there were 274 traffic deaths, the most in four years. In 2010, 11,000 pedestrians and 3,500 bicyclists were injured in motor vehicle accidents in New York City. Road safety constitutes an international crisis, so states a study by doctors at NYU Langone Medical Center of pedestrians and bicyclists struck by motor vehicles in New York City’s central business district and surrounding area between December 2008 and June 2011. The intent of the study was to identify the demographic and behavioral factors predicting the outcome of patients, including considering the Injury Severity Score (ISS).
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