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Court Holds First Responders Can Be Liable for Death Even Where Patient Found In A Life-Threatening, Nonresponsive State

The decision of First Department, in King v. St. Barnabas Hospital., 2011 WL 2567782 (June 30, 2011), a medical malpractice case,interestingly found that the evidence…

Posted by SEO Admin on Jul 31, 2011

Court of Appeals Applies Both New York Law and Ontario Law to Fatal Bus Crash

In Edwards v. Erie Coach Lines Company, 131, NYLJ 1202499068316 (Decided June 30, 2011), New York States highest court was called upon to answer a…

Posted by SEO Admin on Jul 04, 2011

Plaintiff's Hard Drive Off-Limits to Defendant in Wrongful Death Case Alleging Medical Malpractice/Product Liability/Negligent Training and Supervision

The plaintiffs in DeRiggi v. Krischen, 20753/08, NYLJ 1202476938011, at *1 (Sup., Nassau Decided December 17, 2010) sought to recover for the wrongful death of…

Posted by SEO Admin on Jan 06, 2011

New York City Not Liable to Bystanders Shot By Police During Daylight Exchange of Gunfire on Public Street

In the Court ofAppeals decision inJohnson v. City of New York, 2010 WL 4720753 (November 23, 2010), five police officers got into a shootout with…

Posted by SEO Admin on Dec 19, 2010

Appellate Division Lets Plaintiff Keep $1.2 of $1.75 Million Verdict for 1-2 Hours of Decedents Pain and Suffering

In Dowd vs. New York City Transit Authority, 2010 WL 4678916 (November 16, 2010), the 79-year old decedent was struck by a bus that was…

Nov 25, 2010

Homeowner/Parents' Duty to Supervise Departure of Underage Guest Who Became Intoxicated at House Party Extended to Ride Home in Car Driven by Son

Sometimes parents can try to do the right thing but end up liable for someones injuries anyway. In Aquino v. Higgins, 891 N.Y.S.2d 853 (4th…

Posted by SEO Admin on Nov 21, 2010

Window Washers Estate Wins Summary Judgment on Labor Law Violation in Scaffold Collapse

The case involving a 47-story fall of a scaffold where one of two brothers on it died and the other lived (albeit with catastrophic injuries)…

Oct 31, 2010

Insurance Companys Attempt to Avoid Coverage for Mother of Murderer Fails

In August of 2006, Evan Marshall, who lived with his mother in a gated community in Glen Cove, New York, dismembered and decapitated his neighbor,…

Posted by SEO Admin on Jul 13, 2010

NYC Building Code Does Not Make Landowner Absolutely Liable for Damage to Adjacent Structure Caused By Excavation

Earlier this year the New York City Department of Buildings had a No-Penalty Retaining Wall Inspection Program, in which homeownerscould call 311 to request an…

Posted by SEO Admin on Jul 09, 2010

Should Google Be Held Responsible For Allegedly Giving Out Bad Directions To A Woman Who Was Hit By a Vehicle?

In the early days of our blog, one of our earliest posts concerned a man who (unsuccessfully) sued his dry cleaners for $54 million for…

Posted by SEO Admin on Jul 05, 2010

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The law firm of Levine & Slavit, PLLC has served clients in Long Island and the Greater New York City-area since 1957. We are a team of personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who work tirelessly for victims' rights. Our team is licensed and affiliated with the:

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