Category Archives: News

Robert Durst sued in “right to sepulcher” lawsuit

Alleged murderer and  real estate firm heir, Robert Durst is being sued by the family of his first wife Kathleen, who claim he murdered her and hid the body. They are suing for $100 million in Nassau County. Durst is suspected of killing three people, including his first wife. He was arrested last March and charged with one of those murders. The suit stems from an HBO series where Read More →

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 →

Cash Now pre-settlement loans are a bad bet

You’ve been injured and you’ve filed a lawsuit. You can’t work and bills are piling up. Then you see a commercial on television saying you can get a cash in advance of your settlement.  The spokesman says there is risk to you. Unfortunately, there is. Lawsuit loans seem very attractive to plaintiffs awaiting judgments or settlements in civil lawsuits, like personal injury cases. But read the Read More →

NYC Comptroller releases report on lawsuits against city agencies

An analysis by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office has found claims against the Health and Hospitals Corporation has increased by 3.5 percent.  It also found personal injury and misconduct claims against the NYPD had dropped dropped 12 percent during the 2015. Stringer’s office created a database called Claimstat which tracks claims against the New York City agencies that get sued the most: the NYPD, Health and Hospitals Corporation, the Department Read More →

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arbitration to create an alternate system of justice  where “rules tend to favor businesses, and judges and juries have been replaced by arbitrators who commonly consider the companies their clients.”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 →

B&H Photo in trouble for worker safety

This past Sunday, 200 B&H Photo warehouse workers swarmed into the store to protest alleged discrimination and workplace safety complaints. AlJazeera America reports “We are here today to demand our rights,” declared B&H worker Raul Pedraza, minutes before he, Orellana and dozens of their co-workers flooded into the megastore in Manhattan to deliver a letter listing their demands, which include safer working conditions, fewer hours and Read More →

DOB revokes Brooklyn contractor’s license–permanently

The NYC Department of Buildings took  an unprecedented step and has permanently revoked Brooklyn-based contractor MRMD NY, license over $600,000 in unpaid fees and penalties. The DOB issued a press release saying MRMD continued to allow serious safety violations to exist at its work sites and currently has the most violations issued of any registered general contractor. As of August 31, 2015, MRMD owed over $600,000 in ECB penalties Read More →

Ralph Nader opens “Tort Museum”

Famed consumer advocate, Ralph Nader has opened a very odd museum in Winstead, Connecticut called the American Museum of Tort Law The centerpiece of the museum in the Corvair, the car that brought Nader to national Attention due to his book Unsafe at Any Speed. Nader says it’s the only museum of its in the country. We think there might be a reason for that. Read More →

Connecticut Supreme Court rules expanding Children’s right to sue in the death of a parent

The Connecticut State Supreme Court ruled today that children have the right to sue for the loss of parental consortium when a parent is killed. The decision breaks with precedent over limits as to how much minor children can receive as a result of a lawsuit The ruling is the result of a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Jose Campos who was 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 →