Levine & Slavit, PLLC Blog Archives

Four New York Juvenile Detention Centers Use Excessive Force and Restraints, Concludes U.S. Department of Justice

A report of the Civil Rights Division of the Civil Rights Divisions investigation of conditions at four Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) facilities…

Posted by SEO Admin on Aug 29, 2009

N.Y.C. Departmentof Buildings Special Enforcement Team Does Its Job - Prevents Potentially Disastrous Hotel Fires

The N.Y.C. Department of Buildings has suspended the license of Master Electrician Robert Spallinos and fined him $100,000 after determining he installed cheap, illegal wooden…

Posted by SEO Admin on Aug 26, 2009

Comprehensive Set of Regulations For The Pedicab Industry Signed Into Law

Pedicabs, the three-wheel pedaled vehicles with a carriage in the back have gone unregulated for years in New York City. They are increasingly popular among…

Posted by SEO Admin on Aug 22, 2009

Continuing Violation Doctrine Extends Prisoners Time to Bring Claim Alleging Medical Indifference to His Paralyzed Hands That He Was Able to Use to Fire Murder Weapon

Jose J. Shomo was convicted in New York State court, after a jury trial, of murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a…

Posted by SEO Admin on Aug 20, 2009

District Attorney Unsuccessfully Attempts to Prosecute Charges Carrying Maximum Penalty Against Taxi Driver for Fatal Accident

In 2006, Hassan Afzal, was involved in an accident while driving a taxicab on West Street (a/k/a the West Side Highway) in the vicinity of…

Posted by SEO Admin on Aug 16, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Take Me Out to the Crowd, Buy Me Some Peanuts and a Helmet

Two stories recently in the news raise questions about what risks are assumed by baseball fans attending games. One story involves a minor-league game last…

Posted by SEO Admin on Aug 12, 2009

A 100th Birthday and Lessons Learned

Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of our founder, Louis H. Levine. Its hard to imagine that on this day 100 years…

Posted by SEO Admin on Aug 09, 2009

Court of Appeals Reverses: No Liability Where Violation of Leash Law Without Pet Owner's Prior Notice of Pet's Vicious Propensity

Last year we wrote a blog about the case of Petrone v. Fernandez, 53 A.D.3d 221, 862 N.Y.S.2d 522 (2009), an Appellate Division, Second Department…

Posted by SEO Admin on Aug 07, 2009

How Distracting is a Cell Phone Really to a Driver? Naturalistic Driving Studies and Driving Simulator Tests Don't Agree

Naturalistic driving studies that record drivers (through continuous video and kinematic sensors in participants personal vehicles) in actual driving situationsare a scientific method to study…

Posted by SEO Admin on Aug 03, 2009

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