Entries by NY Personal Injury Attorneys

Biden Administration says long Covid can be Considered a Disability Under Law

By Maeve Sheehey and Rebecca Rainey, Politico The Biden administration announced Monday that long Covid, a condition where people experience long-term Covid-19 symptoms long after clearing the actual virus from their system, could be considered a disability under civil rights laws. The White House announced the new long Covid guidance on the 31st anniversary of […]

Senator Chuck Schumer Proposes Decriminalization of Marijuana at the Federal Level

By Victoria Falk Just a few months after New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, signed legislation on March 31, 2021, legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults in New York State, Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing forward to propose federal decriminalization of marijuana. Effective March 31, 2021, the new law allowed adults aged 21-years-old and over to […]

Gillibrand, Joined by Brooklyn BP Eric Adams, Announces Federal Gun Trafficking Legislation

Brooklyn, N.Y. — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, stood in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall to announce the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking & Crime Prevention Act. Named for two teenage girls in Brooklyn and Chicago, IL, the bill seeks to address the illegal transfer of guns across state lines […]

Racism Lurks Behind Decisions to Deny Black High School Students From Being Recognized as the Top in Their Class

By Jamel K. Donnor, The Conversation Two Black students – Ikeria Washington and Layla Temple – were named valedictorian and salutatorian at West Point High School in Mississippi in 2021. Shortly afterward, two white parents questioned whether school officials had correctly calculated the top academic honors. Ultimately, the school superintendent named two white students as […]

Driver’s License Suspensions for Failure to pay Fines Inflict Particular Harm on Black Drivers

By Sian Mughan, The Conversation Imagine being unable to pay a US$50 traffic ticket and, as a result, facing mounting fees so high that even after paying hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars toward your debt you still owe money. Imagine being fired from your job because you’ve been forced to use unreliable public transportation instead […]

Ending Virtual-School Oppression: Black Students are Disproportionately Punished for Harmless Behavior at Home During Zoom Classes

By SPLC Isaiah Elliott was suspended from seventh grade for holding a toy gun in an online art class. Ka’Mauri Harrison, 9, faced nearly two weeks of suspension for picking up a BB gun in his own bedroom – after his brother had tripped over it. A 15-year-old girl was incarcerated for not doing her […]

What to do if Workers’ Compensation Benefits Stop Unexpectedly

There are many circumstances when individuals or companies may stop providing certain services. For example, neglecting to pay monthly utility bills could result in the cessation of electricity and other services. Similarly, insurance companies may be able to cease payment of workers’ comp benefits under certain circumstances. However, you may be able to get the […]

Senate Confirms Kristen Clarke as First Woman — and First Black Woman — to Lead the Civil Rights Division

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, history was made. Kristen Clarke was confirmed as the first woman and first woman of color to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. Clarke’s career was launched in the office that she now leads. She personally prosecuted crimes based on hatred and bigotry, human trafficking, domestic […]

A year after George Floyd’s death, Black women urgently need new tools to safeguard our people from police

People in Downtown Los Angeles protest the brutal Police killing of George Floyd. – Los Angeles, California / USA – May 28, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Lonnae O’Neal, The Undefeated I am dreaming of ways to keep Black children safe from the police. I am scheming up scenarios where Black people have only prosaic stories to […]

NYC Construction Worker Dies After Fall in Queens Elevator Shaft

By Thomas Tracy and Bill Sanderson, NY Daily News A construction worker died Saturday after falling four stories at a construction site in Long Island City, Queens, authorities said. Diego Lliguicota, 32, of Maspeth, fell from the sixth floor to the second floor of an building under construction at 45-18 Court Square. Preliminary reports said […]