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Evaluating a Personal Injury Case

Evaluating a Personal Injury Case There are several factors that need to be considered in determining what the value of a Personal Injury case is.  Multiple attorneys can have varying opinions with regards to the same case.  That is because some attorneys will lend more weight to certain factors that other attorneys decline to.  At […]

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Judges show Sympathy for Defendants with Brain Injury

Shorter Sentence with proven Brain Injury Judges giving shorter sentence with proven brain injury There was an interesting article in the New York Times by Benedict Carey.  The article outlined a study that was conducted to figure out whether judges adjusted sentences that would normally be given to those defendants who were proven to have […]

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Serious Injury Threshold in New York’s No Fault Insurance Law

Serious Injury Threshold A Short Introduction to the Serious Injury Threshold in New York’s No Fault Insurance Law New York enacted its no-fault insurance law to ensure that people involved in car accidents would receive compensation within a reasonable time. Prior to the no-fault insurance law, courts were overwhelmed with vehicle injury claims. As a […]

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Deposition Preparation

Deposition Preparation Depositions are part of the discovery process, which takes place during the pretrial portion of a lawsuit. Discovery occurs after the case has been filed and officially begun with the court, but before the trial. The purpose of the discovery process is to expose all the facts the parties will be relying on […]

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Landlord Liability

Landlord Liability In a recent case involving landlord liability, Brathwaite v. New York City Hous. Auth., 2012 NY Slip Op 1422 – NY: Appellate Div., 2nd Dept. 2012, the Court ruled that The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) was not liable for injuries the plaintiff sustained when he was assaulted inside the apartment of […]

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