Monthly Archives: December 2014

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The Year in Review

2014 is almost behind us and it’s been quite a year.  With that mind, we thought we would post some of the posts we thought were of the most interest this past year. NYC Landlords sue Cuomo for his initiative to prevent landlord fraud Back in 2012 Governor Cuomo set up the Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) which was tasked with ferreting out landlord fraud and abuse. Read More →

Dead man can’t convince judge he’s alive

This one is a year old, but it came across our digital transom and we thought it was interesting enough to blog about. Ohioan Donald E. Miller Jr wanted to get a new driver’s license and re-activate his Social Security number, but there was one minor issue that prevented him from doing it. He was legally dead. Miller appeared in Hancock County Probate  Court in Read More →

V.A. denies responsibility for veterans’ viruses

An investigation by MSNBC has found that thousands of veterans who were exposed to life-threatening infections as a result of misconfigured or unclean colonoscopy equipment have no recourse as the Veteran’s Administration have denied all their claims for diseases and sicknesses caused by the equipment. IN an atricle MSNBC reporters Ronan Farrow and Rick Gardella focus on one vet, 66 year-old Vietnam vet John Renegar Read More →

Police don’t arrest man for DWI, man dies in drunk crash, mother sues.

A long Island woman is suing Long Island police for wrongful death for not arresting her son when he was in a druk driving accident in 2013. Police who knew Commack deli owner, 29 year-old Peter Fedden thought were they were doing a favor when they drove him him instead of arresting him for drunk driving in 2013. They had his car towed to a Read More →

Sandy Hook families file wrongful death suit against gun maker

Nine families who lost children in the Newtown school shooting have filed a wrongful death suit against the manufacturers of the type of gun that the killer used in the shootings. The gun maker, Remington Outdoor Co. was named as a defendant along with its subsidiary, Bushmaster Firearms International, Camfour, a company that distributes Bushmaster products; and the gun shop which sold the gun, Riverview Read More →

Hospital lawyers try to keep ambulance death-crash video from Jury

Jesus Santiago was a block from his home, on his motorcycle, when a Maimonides Medical Center ambulance ran a red light and hit the 46 year-old. He died hours later. Now according to the Daily News, attorneys for Maimonides Medical Center are trying to prevent the jury in his wrongful death trial from seeing a video of the crash. With jury selection scheduled to begin Read More →

The Importance of Class Action Lawsuits

In October, The Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School (CJ&D) released a study  “First Class Relief: How Class Actions Benefit Those Who Are Injured, Defrauded And Violated.”  The study is a compilation of more than 150 class actions that have been litigated and settled since 2005. CJ&D Executive Director Joanne Doroshow said “We investigated a wide array of class actions that Read More →

Medical Negligence: An Epidemic

We put our trust, our health and often our lives in the hands of doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen that result in injury or death to a patient. If the medical professional failed to maintain the accepted professional standard of care, it constitutes medical malpractice. Do you suspect a member of your family has been injured through medical malpractice? There are strict time Read More →

Court rules L.I. art fraudster not allowed to sell fake historical submarine

John Re of East Hampton tricked art lovers into buying dozens of fake paintings and sketches claiming they were originals by famous artists such as Jackson Pollack. He was sentenced Monday to selling “dozens of [bogus] paintings, sketches, and pastels.” Re used some of the proceeds to buy a allege historical submarine, Deep Quest. The New York Times reports Mr. Re continued to sell the Read More →

MTA settles wrongful death case of student killed by bus

After two years of fighting a jury’s $1.96 wrongful death verdict, the New York Post reports the MTA has agreed to pay $1.8 million to the parents of a student who was killed by an MTA bus. Despite a Public Transportation Safety Board investigation that found the driver, Jeremy Philhower was speeding and not looking out for pedestrians, the MTA claimed they were not at Read More →