The Show Must Not Go On

Author: Kristina Milone

Guest Editor: Grace Shuman

March 2, 2022 3:59pm

COVID-19 lockdowns have hit New York Broadway productions and distribution companies particularly hard.  Loss of jobs, complete shutdowns, and an inability to conduct business safely has hindered organizations’ business. 

Rainbow Experiment Leads to $59M for New York High School Student

Author: Randy Faust

Guest Editor: Grace Shuman

February 11, 2022 2:00pm

In a case involving a high school student who was severely burned in a science class experiment gone awry, plaintiff’s counsel portrayed in detail the pain and anguish plaintiff suffered through during his months in hospitals and inpatient care. The jury awarded a record-breaking verdict of $59 million for past and future pain and suffering.  New records are being broken too often with the rise of Nuclear Verdicts™.

New York Updates Vaccination Requirements for In-Person Workplaces

Author: Michael D. Drews

Guest Editor: Grace Shuman

January 13, 2022 8:40am

December 27, 2021 brought a shift in vaccination requirements for New Yorkers. Businesses and employees should be aware of their new obligations.  More employees are now required to be vaccinated.  Employees in eligible positions must take specific steps, and businesses are required to demonstrate their employees have taken such steps.  Businesses who do business with independent contractors should also be aware of special requirements.

New York State Requires Employers to Notify of Electronic Monitoring

Author: Michael D. Drews

Guest Editor: Grace Shuman

December 3, 2021 9:00am

New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed Senate Bill 2628 into law.  Senate Bill 2628 provides for a higher level of protection for workers regarding electronic monitoring.  This new bill “requires prior written notice upon hiring and once annually to all employees, informing them of the types of electronic monitoring which may occur.”

Are New Jersey Insurers on the Hook for Restaurants’ COVID-19 Losses?

Author: Michael D. Drews

Guest Editor: Grace Shuman

October 29, 2021 9:00am

During the pandemic, many businesses felt the impact of government regulations.  With regulations like curfews, mask mandates, and changing capacity limits, businesses have experienced upheaval throughout the pandemic.  Legal ramifications for such situations are still evolving.  In New Jersey, one restaurant argued that business revenue lost due to a takeout/delivery-only requirement was covered by its insurance policy.

Are Employer-Mandated Vaccines the Future? New York State Bar Association Says Yes

Author: Michael D. Drews

Guest Editor: Grace Shuman

September 13, 2021 2:33pm

On August 27th, the New York State Bar Association’s Emergency Task Force on Mandatory Vaccination and Safeguarding the Public’s Health (“Task Force”) released a report detailing its discussions on the COVID-19 vaccine. Among its many recommendations, the Task Force urged lawyers, employers, and their employees to get vaccinated, as well as teachers, students (when approved for their age group), and university students, faculty, and staff. In addition, the Task Force recommended vaccine access be provided in correctional facilities and in immigration detention facilities.

Employer Obligations to Provide Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccinations In New York

Author: Omar Mulamekic

Guest Editor: Kiran Gupta

April 30, 2021 9:00am

On March 12, 2021, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a new law giving employees paid leave time to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. The law will remain in effect until December 31, 2022. Given the rise in highly transmissible variants of COVID-19, the need for vaccinations has never been more pressing. As employers and employees seek normalcy and a return to working in offices in the near future, this new law ensures employees have the flexibility and increased opportunity to go out and get the vaccine.

Bad Faith Migrates North – is New York Next?

Author: Matthew Majd

August 3, 2020 11:00am

The state of New York is on the brink of making a costly mistake in regard to their unfair claim settlement practices. Following the lead of Florida and California, there is currently legislation that is on the fast-track to being passed in New York that would make it far easier to sue insurance companies for alleged “bad faith”. Additionally, Assembly Bill 5623 would also extend standing to third parties, which would allow them to bring direct causes of action against insurers. Looking at the big picture here, the passage…

New York Bill Narrows Liability Immunity for Nursing Homes and Hospitals

Author: Emily Berman

August 3, 2020 10:53am

This week, the New York legislature approved a measure that would narrows the legal immunity law that gave hospitals and nursing homes broad protections against potential coronavirus litigation. The immunity law, which was passed in Spring 2020, gave hospitals and nursing homes cover from possible lawsuits related to the coronavirus crisis. The new bill keeps the immunity law intact overall, but removes protections against…

New York Case Law Update

Author: Emily Straub

January 8, 2020 11:00am

Ludwig v. Van Horn, 2019 WL 6720476
Magassouba v. Cascione, Purcigliotti & Galluzzi, P.C., 2019 WL 6749586
Rabinovich v. Maimonides Medical Center, 2019 WL 6519430

Breaking Down New York’s Child Victims Act

Author: Harry Harrison

September 30, 2019 10:00am

In New York, 2019 has brought sweeping changes to the time limits applicable to matters arising from childhood sexual abuse. Through what is commonly known as the Child Victims Act (“CVA”), legal action for childhood sexual abuse will be available for longer periods of time and many civil cases previously barred by the passage of time may now be pursued by individuals alleging abuse suffered as children. New York is no longer one of the most…

New York Case Law Update

Author: Emily Berman

September 30, 2019 10:00am

Travelers Indemnity Co. et al v. Northrop Grumman Corp et al.
Underwriters at Lloyds of London v. Illinois National Insurance Co. of the State of Pennsylvania et al.
In Re: World Trade Center Lower Manhattan Disaster Site Litigation

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