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Tragedy at the Parade

An evening dedicated to the memory of those who sacrificed for our country was marred by tragedy on May 22, as a Glenville woman was struck and killed by a minivan while marching in the annual Scotia Memorial Day parade. Charlene Pomichter, 69, was with a group staging on a side street while preparing to […]

New York Courts Get Serious About PTSD

Albany Personal Injury Attorney Explains Recent New York State Court PTSD Decision Following an automobile crash in July 2015, Joanne Vergine claimed that she suffered injuries to her cervical spine, which in turn triggered several categories of “serious injury” under New York state Insurance Law § 5102 (d). Mrs. Vergine and her husband commenced an […]

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Albany Auto Accident Law Firm on the Importance of Distracted Driver Awareness Month New York state led the way nationally several years ago by changing highway “rest stops” to “text stops.” Phone-service carrier AT&T launched its “It can wait” campaign, and has inspired more than 36 million page visitors to “take the pledge” to drive […]

Court Upholds State’s Liability in Scaffolding Injury Case

Albany Construction Accident Attorney on Recent Scaffold Law Case On November 6, 2015, Agnaldo Dos Santos was performing sandblasting work on a temporary, suspended metal deck under the Patroon Island Bridge between Albany and Rensselaer when he backed into a hole in the scaffold, causing one leg to fall through to the middle of his […]

Police Drones Are Watching

Albany Criminal Defense Attorney on New Police Drones in Capital District When the Albany Police announced recently that they were planning to purchase two drones, they became the first urban police department in the immediate Capital Region to acquire the technology. At the same time, they joined plenty of other law-enforcement agencies across the state, […]

Will Lying to State Prosecutors Become a Felony?

Albany White Collar Crime Lawyer on NYS Lying to State Prosecutors Bill In December 2001, lifestyle maven Martha Stewart received a call from her stockbroker, Peter Bacanovic, warning her that an adverse FDA ruling on a new drug developed by ImClone Systems would cause the pharmaceutical company’s stock price to plummet. Stewart immediately dumped all […]

The Water-Borne Risks of Legionnaires’ Disease

Albany Negligence Lawyer on Recent Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Legionnaires’ disease has resurfaced in an Albany building that spawned at least 14 cases of the illness in 2011 and 2012, when it was a hotel. This February, one person has died and another was sickened after a new outbreak at 1228 Western Avenue, formerly a Best […]

Taking Sexual Harassment Seriously in New York State

  Albany Personal Injury Law Firm on NY State Sexual Harassment Hearing Thanks to the persistence of seven women known as the Sexual Harassment Working Group, on February 13, 2019, the New York State Legislature held its first sexual-harassment hearing in 27 years. New leadership in state government, as well as three newly elected young […]

3M Company Faces Lawsuits Over Defective Earplugs

Albany Personal Injury Law Firm on 3M Earplug Lawsuits In July 2018, 3M Company settled a lawsuit by the federal government for $9.1 million over defective earplugs, and now faces potentially thousands of personal injury lawsuits by veterans. For more than 10 years beginning in the early 2000s, contractors supplied the United States military with […]

Child Sex Victims to Get Their Day in Court

Albany Personal Injury Attorneys on New NY State Sexual Assault Laws *Update-On February 14th, Govenor Cuomo signed the bill to amend the state’s sexual assault laws and extend the statute of limitations for child victims. Past and future victims of child sexual abuse in New York state will soon have new windows of opportunity to seek criminal […]