General Liability

Legal Spring Cleaning and Refreshing Your Affairs
April 29, 2024 | Christina M. Bezas | Trusts & Estates | General Liability

Springtime is the time of year to start fresh. This ritual does not just apply to clearing the clutter, refreshing the inside of your house, and completing home improvement projects. It is also a good time to organize and review your legal affairs. As time goes on, your legal needs may change.

The following five

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A Sleeping Giant: New York’s Grieving Families Act
December 20, 2023 | General Liability | Insurance Coverage

The pen is mightier than the sword — especially a pen held by a sitting governor. Currently sitting on the desk of New York’s governor is a piece of proposed legislation known as the “Grieving Families Act” which, if signed into law, will significantly broaden not only the categories of damages available in New York

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Can You Be Sued if Someone Slips and Falls on Your Property?
December 1, 2023 | Christina M. Bezas | General Liability

The holiday season is one of the most magical times of year in New York, filled with excitement and festive decorations. It is also one of the busiest, from holiday gatherings with friends and family to decorating and checking off the holiday shopping list. For many, the days of holiday shopping in bustling stores have

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Who Is Responsible for Property Damage after a Hurricane?
August 15, 2023 | Christina M. Bezas | General Liability

Long Island is especially beautiful in late summer and early autumn. The sizzling summer heat has started to fade, the leaves on the area’s stately trees are green, and the warm water temperatures continue to attract  beachgoers. It also is a time when the New York area typically experiences peak hurricane season. Hurricanes and other

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Can You Be Sued if a Worker is Injured on Your Property?
May 17, 2023 | Christina M. Bezas | General Liability

It is important to note that if a contractor or worker gets injured on your job, you may be held legally responsible.

Springtime not only brings warmer weather, luscious greenery, and colorful flowers to Long Island, but it is also the season when many homeowners begin construction and home improvement or renovation projects.

Depending on

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Law360: Considerations for Assumption of Risk in NY Sports Suits
May 15, 2023 | Frank P. Izzo | Joseph Pidel | Commercial Litigation | General Liability

Frank Izzo and Joseph Pidel wrote an article for Law360 on two recent court decisions that implicate the assumption of risk clause.

To read the article, click the link below.

Considerations for Assumption of Risk in NY Sports Suits

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New Department of Labor Guidance on Retaliation under the FLSA and FMLA
October 20, 2022 | Daniel E. Furshpan | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense

On March 10, 2022, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the US Department of Labor (DOL) released new guidance intended for employers. The guidance gives specific examples of what constitutes unlawful retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and visa programs. The guidance contains several hypothetical

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Richman and Bushwack Publish Article in Mealey’s Elder Law Report
July 21, 2020 | General Liability

David Richman and Jacqueline Bushwack published the article, “The Invisible Tort: Preparing For The Defense Of COVID-19 Negligence Claims” in Mealey’s Elder Law Report. It was previously published in Mealey’s Personal Injury Report.

The article discusses how lawsuits are likely to be brought up against businesses if someone thinks he or she contracted COVID-19 there.

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Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Lawsuits
March 20, 2020 | Joanne M. Engeldrum | General Liability | Insurance Coverage

In this time of medical and economic uncertainty, one thing is for sure – lawsuits alleging injury and damage from the coronavirus pandemic are inevitable. While the country remains in lockdown – schools and businesses are shut down, employees are working from home and everyone is practicing social distancing and self-quarantine – lawsuits have already

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Raia Writes for Best’s Review on Litigation Stemming from Students’ Sports Injuries
February 3, 2020 | Frank Raia | Commercial Litigation | General Liability

Frank Raia wrote an article entitled “Play Ball!” for Best’s Review, A.M. Best’s monthly insurance magazine. Frank discusses the challenge that colleges and universities face defending a lawsuit when a student gets injured participating in a school-sanctioned sports activity.

To read the article, click here.

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