Singer Bret Michaels’ Lawsuit Over On-stage Head Injury Moved to New York

A federal judge in Los Angeles recently ruled that Bret Michael’s lawsuit involving an accident that occurred at the 2009 Tony Awards should be heard in a New York where the accident took place.  The lawsuit stems from an incident at the Radio City Music Hall that Michaels’ claims nearly killed...
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The Cancer Scare Strikes Again: Cell Phone Radiation and the Ensuing Threat of Litigation

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced on Tuesday, May 31 some concerning findings. Cell phone usage, the radiation of which has now been classified as a carcinogen, may cause some forms of brain cancer. The study suggests t...
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Paralyzed Chinese gymnast seeks $1.8 billion in compensation for paralyzing accident at 1998 Goodwill Games

 Chinese gymnast Sang Lan is seeking $1.8 billion in compensation for the pain and suffering that she has endured, as a result of someone attempting to move a mat from where she was about to land during warm-ups at the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York.  As a result, Ms. Lan claims that she was [&he...
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Torts: School district breached its duty to adequately supervise students in its charge

A student brought personal injury action against another student and the school district, seeking damages for injuries she sustained when she was stabbed in leg by that student on school grounds.  The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, held that a school district breached its du...
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Innkeepers, shopowners & other business owners: Ensure that the correct protective measures are taken to safely operate your business

An innkeeper or shopowner has a duty to exercise reasonable care to protect its guests or tenants while on the premises to protect against foreseeable injury that may be caused to third persons.  You must take reasonable protective measures, including providing adequate security to protect guests f...
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Negligence: School district was not negligent in its operation of school bus

The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, recently held that a school district was not negligent in its operation of a school bus, as would support a negligence claim brought by a student’s parents, in an action seeking to recover damages for personal injuries the student susta...
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