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Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us at Lozner and Mastropietro, Happy Thanksgiving.    

E-cigarette explosions are resulting in lawsuits

Electronic cigarettes are ubiquitous in most NYC delis and are quite popular in the metropolitan area. However, there can be a danger and it has nothing to do with the smoke. they can explode. Just this year, exploding electronic have resulted in three recent lawsuits on California this year alone. The U. S. Fire Administration description of E-cigarettes The e-cigarette, also called a personal vaporizer (PV) Read More →

Remembering on Veterans Day

Arbitration clauses: Beware of the fine print

A New York Times investigation has found a disturbing trend. In the last ten years business in the U.S. have turned to arbitration to create an alternate system of justice  where “rules tend to favor businesses, and judges and juries have been replaced by arbitrators who commonly consider the companies their clients.” The change has been swift and virtually unnoticed, even though it has meant that Read More →

Some answers about personal injury claims

The first big question is do I have a case? Well, that’s hard to say until all the facts are gathered. if you are injured through no fault of your own It is hard to say whether you have a case or not until an attorney gathers all the facts. In personal injury cases attorneys usually take injury cases on a contingency basis, which means, Read More →

Why we need the “Scaffolding Law”

The law’s real name,  Labor Law 240 is intended to protect workers from the number one cause of injury and death in the construction injury, falls from scaffolding. Under the law, owners of constructions companies are required to supply safety equipment to their workers. If the law is repealed, they would no longer be required by law to supply that equipment. The law is straightforward: All Read More →

“Greatest man in existence” sues NYPD for $8 million

The NY Post reports on a lawsuit filed by a Brooklyn man, Tommy Adams against the NYPD for “unjust arrest. He prefers the name King Salem, and in his $8 million suit he claims that his seven arrests for public urination over eight years were unjust, arguing, “You don’t arrest super-models on the streets of any city anywhere on earth multiple times without creating an international incident.” Read More →

In Memorium

Stay safe on construction sites

We’ve written a lot about how dangerous constructions work can be. With that in mind here are some ways to help insure your safety on the job. For those of you who work the construction industry you will be aware of the following but you should also be aware that you have a legal right to a safe workplace. Falls: Falling is a major cause Read More →

Construction managers charged in death of worker

Two construction managers who are charged in the death of a construction worker crushed by a collapsing wall have surrendered to police. Wilmer Cuevas and Alfonso Prestia, were indicted for allegedly refusing to shut down a construction site on 9th Avenue on April 6th  after an engineer sent to  observe the work warned them it was too dangerous. They are charged with criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter and Read More →