Entries by NY Personal Injury Attorneys

Attorney General James Files Lawsuit Against Amazon for Failing to Protect Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Amazon logo seen at Amazon campus in Palo Alto, California. The Palo Alto location hosts A9 Search, Amazon Web Services, and Amazon Game Studios teams. – Palo Alto, CA, USA – Feb 18, 2020 (Shutterstock) NEW YORK ­­– New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Amazon over its failures to provide adequate health and safety […]

A Federal Appeals Court Has Ruled in Favor of Releasing NYPD Discipline Records

By Eric Umansky, ProPublica A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court ruling allowing New York officials to release police discipline records that had been kept secret for decades. In the wake of protests over the killing of George Floyd last spring, New York state repealed its controversial 50-a law that had shielded […]

3 ways Black people say their white co-workers and managers can support them and be an antidote to systemic racism

By Jennifer R. Joe and Wendy K. Smith, The Conversation President Joe Biden committed the U.S. government to racial equity by issuing four executive orders on Jan. 26 that seek to curb systemic racism. In the orders, he cited the killing of George Floyd in 2020, which sparked months of protests and prompted many U.S. […]

Woman killed after bathroom appliance malfunctions in Queens, creating carbon monoxide leak

By Eyewitness News A woman is dead after a carbon monoxide leak in her Queens apartment. Police say the woman was found unconscious Tuesday night in the building on Leavitt Street in Flushing. Other residents were temporarily evacuated and the building was vented. The woman was rushed to Flushing Hospital but was pronounced dead. The leak […]

Nia Dennis: US gymnast’s ‘black excellence’ routine goes viral

A US gymnast’s routine celebrating “black excellence” has gone viral, with millions of views on social media. The floor routine by Nia Dennis, an athlete at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), incorporated songs by artists including Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and Missy Elliott. She said Black Lives Matter protests inspired the performance, which […]

Senate Committees Release Investigative Report on Housing Discrimination on Long Island

Chairs Call for Comprehensive Legislation and Other Reforms ALBANY, NY – Senator James Skoufis, Chair of the Investigations and Government Operations Committee; Senator Brian Kavanagh, Chair of the Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee; and Senator Kevin Thomas, Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee, released a 97-page report on fair housing and discrimination on Long […]

How to File for Unemployment

Losing your job is already one of the most devastating things that can happen to you. And, unfortunately, many people who become unemployed face significant financial difficulties. For example, you may have trouble paying your rent/mortgage, making car payments, repaying student loans, and buying groceries and other necessities. Luckily, most American workers who lose their […]

Obama remembers baseball legend Hank Aaron as ‘one of the strongest people I’ve ever met’

The remains of the Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, former home of the Atlanta Braves. The sign marks the spot where Hank Aaron hit his record-setting home run in 1974. (Shutterstock) By Lexi Lonas, The Hill Former President Obama put out a statement after the death of baseball legend Hank Aaron, calling him “one of the strongest […]

Motorcycle and Bicycle FAQs

What should I do if I am involved in a bicycle or motorcycle accident? You always want to seek medical attention, even if you think you feel fine. Call law enforcement and fill out a report. It’s important to fill out a police report that collects all parties’ and witnesses’ information. This will stop people […]

New York City Paid an NBA Star Millions After an NYPD Officer Broke His Leg. The Officer Paid Little Price.

By Mike Hayes, ProPublica Five years ago, NBA guard Thabo Sefolosha was standing outside a nightclub when he was tackled by five New York Police Department officers, one of whom broke his leg with a baton. Sefolosha sued, and the city paid its largest settlement for alleged police brutality in years, $4.5 million. After all, […]

Legalizing marijuana, once a pipe dream on Capitol Hill, takes an important step forward

By Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, The Conversation In early December, the House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act. The bill sought to decriminalize marijuana nationally by removing cannabis from the federal government’s Schedule I controlled substance list. That category indicates the drug has high potential for abuse and […]