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Business Group Demands Less Money For Injured Workers

Once again, the Business Council will seek to convince Albany lawmakers to strip away parts of the workers’ compensation system, and Governor Cuomo is putting his weight behind the proposals. This year, the group wants to eliminate the trust fund and extend the medical treatment requirement. Currently, employers must make deposits into a collective trust … Continued

Are You Ready For Your Close-Up?

A surveillance camera captured footage of an upstate New York nursing home worker physically abusing an elderly resident. 55-year-old Susan Sanborn, of Cheektowaga, allegedly pushed a 68-year-old resident to the ground near a door, and then kicked the person’s legs out of the way so she could leave the room. Prosecutors also claim she immediately … Continued

Child Mauled By Pit Bull

A ten-year-old girl is recovering in an Amherst hospital after she was mauled by a vicious pit bull outside her apartment. Police are uncertain why the dog rushed to attack the girl while she was on Harlem Road; the animal is being held pending a hearing to determine if it is a dangerous dog. According … Continued

Serious Abuse At Facility In Upstate NY

Multiple guilty pleas closed the book on “troubling acts of abuse and neglect” at Mohawk Valley Health Care Center, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. In August 2015, former nursing director Nicolle Wagner-Stinson pleaded guilty to cover up charges concerning an incident that involved resident-on-resident sexual abuse that took place in an unsupervised … Continued

Still Waiting For The Check

Six years after a job injury rendered him unable to work for over a year, a Queens man finally obtained his workers’ compensation payment from the MTA. Werner Schuler hurt his knee at the Stillwell Avenue station in 2008; the injury disabled him for 54 weeks. He says the agency refused to pay the claim, … Continued

Who Is Responsible For An Assault In A Hotel Room?

A New Jersey woman blames hotel staffers for a sexual assault that occurred in her hotel room. Cheri Marchionda said she was staying at an East Village Embassy Suites in April 2014. When she awoke sometime after midnight, she claims that 31-year-old Christopher LaPointe was standing at the foot of her bed; Mr. LaPointe is … Continued

RIP ‘King Of Torts’ Joe Jamail

The noted personal injury attorney and consummate Texan passed away quietly at age 90. Mr. Jamail received his law degree from the University of Texas in 1953 and built a successful legal practice that included over 100 judgements of at least $1 million. The pinnacle of his career may have been a $10.5 billion (with … Continued

Multi-Car Crash Causes Multiple Injuries

A 14-car pileup on an icy stretch of the Bronx River Parkway sent 10 people to the hospital with various injuries. The wreck, which was actually a cluster of four smaller collisions, took place on the Parkway’s southbound side near the Sprain Brook Parkway merger. Several drivers reported seeing the blockage ahead, but claimed they … Continued

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Road Rage Incident

Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.

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Hit and Run

Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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Ferry Disaster

Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.