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Common Carriers: Special Road Safety Regulations

On October 22, 1999, 51 children and adults were injured in a school bus and dump truck collision at the intersection of Route 30A and Route 7 in Central Bridge, Schoharie County, New York. The tragic incident involved an extensive National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation. Our personal injury attorneys from Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko were appointed as lead counsel, successfully […]

Valsartan, Blood Pressure Medication, Recalled After Potential Link to Cancer Discovered

The FDA announced a voluntary recall of several heart and blood pressure medications containing the active ingredient of valsartan last month. An impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), was found in the recalled products. NDMA has been linked to an increased risk of cancer in studies, according to the FDA. It has been classified as a likely human carcinogen, and […]

New York Construction Fatalities Rise Sky-High

A study recently published by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health entitled “Deadly Skyline” has unearthed some disturbing trends in the construction industry. Construction fatalities rose to a 10-year high in 2016, marking a nearly 40% increase across that same timespan. Tragically, 71 construction workers were killed in on-the-job accidents in 2016 alone. The […]

Train Derails Spilling 4,000 Gallons of Diesel Fuel into Delaware River

A 63-railcar New York Susquehanna & Western Corp. train derailed on August 9, 2018 at 2:30 a.m. just above the Hale Eddy Bridge on the West Branch of the Upper Delaware River, spilling up to 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the river. At least two cars were partially submerged in the river. Only a […]

Apple Vs. Law Enforcement On iPhone Privacy

As law-enforcement agencies find ever-more-sophisticated ways to hack into iPhones, Apple finds equally sophisticated ways to block them and protect its customers’ privacy. And it doesn’t appear this smartphone tug of war is likely to end soon. The issue came under public scrutiny after a 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., which killed 14 […]

Get Out Of Jail Free?

In January, New York State bail laws came under scrutiny when Governor Andrew Cuomo joined a growing chorus of voices calling for the end of bail as we know it. As part of a larger package of criminal-justice reforms, Cuomo proposed eliminating the cash bail requirement for those in the state facing misdemeanors and nonviolent […]

Interrogation Law: The Cameras Are On

A new state law requiring law enforcement agencies to video record custodial interrogations with individuals accused of serious crimes, including homicides and violent felony sex offenses, went into effect on April 1, 2018. Introduced in 2017 as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s criminal justice reform package, and passed by the state legislature last year, the […]

New Gun Laws in New York State

On March 31, a bill that would require domestic abusers in New York state to turn in all their guns sailed through the Senate and Assembly and was promptly signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The bill expands on previous legislation requiring abusers to turn over only their handguns, and also broadens the scope […]

Move Over: It’s The Law

A local driver’s awareness of New York State’s “move over” law might not have helped state troopers Brent Karow and Shane Swartz all that much. Christopher Neumann was apparently under the influence of alcohol when he plowed into the troopers, as they assisted two tow-truck operators pulling a car out of the median of I-90 […]

New Law Extends Statute of Limitations on Cancer Malpractice

On March 7, 2013, Lavern Wilkinson succumbed to lung cancer at Long Island College Hospital. Wilkinson was only 41, and left behind an autistic daughter, but what made her death more than just an unfortunate family tragedy was that her cancer could have been halted with proper diagnosis when, in 2010, she came to the […]