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Blog Posts in January, 2014

  • Pedestrian in New York injured in commercial vehicle accident

    || 31-Jan-2014

    It is well known that New York is a city full of pedestrians. With the number of pedestrians on city streets continuing to increase, the number of auto-pedestrian accidents are also on the rise. Sadly, these accidents often leave their victims with life-changing injuries. This was certainly the case for a pedestrian recently injured in a commercial vehicle accident. A 63-year-old woman was ...
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  • New York woman hit and killed by drunk driver

    || 26-Jan-2014

    Despite the constant education provided to the public against the dangers of driving drunk, it is still a problem in cities all across the country. Many drivers who choose to drive while intoxicated seem to believe that they won't hurt anyone; however, the simple truth is that far too many people are hurt or killed by those who choose to drive while under the influence. Sadly, a recent ...
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  • A sharply divided Second Circuit Court of Appeals (9-6) issued a decision in Poventud v. City of New York, et al that clarified the Circuits understanding and application of Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994) . The fundamental issue the Court considered was whether or not a § 1983 plaintiff, who had plead guilty to a lesser charge arising out of the same facts of his originally indicted ...
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  • New York Attorney General Joins Investigation of Energy Drinks

    || 17-Jan-2014

    Pressure is mounting on the manufacturers of "energy drinks" to stop targeting our children with marketing messages promoting these highly caffeinated, potentially dangerous, drinks. Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that last month, the New York state attorney general and the San Francisco city attorney joined forced to investigate whether Monster Beverage Corp. is continuing to ...
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  • Brooklyn car crash critically injures 3

    || 15-Jan-2014

    Some accidents leave authorities with more questions than they do answers. Other accidents are relatively simple to reconstruct. Such was not the case with a recent car crash in New York. Around 4:00 in the morning, a car on Highland Boulevard in the Highland Park area of Brooklyn apparently failed to negotiate a curve. The driver appeared to have lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then hit ...
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  • Fatal car accident on New Year's Day injures several

    || 7-Jan-2014

    New Year's is synonymous with New York for many. The biggest New Year's celebration in the country takes place here, after all, so it would stand to reason that its residents would take the celebration pretty seriously, even if they don't go to Times Square to ring it in with the tourists. Unfortunately, a little too much celebrating can have terrible consequences, from an inconvenient ...
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  • Combi USA Issues Recall of Child Safety Seats

    || 6-Jan-2014

    Today, Combi USA, Inc., at the insistence of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), issued a recall of three models of child car seats manufactured between January of 2009 and December of 2012 because the restraint straps could fail in an accident. The involved models are: Combi Coccoro Child Restraint, Model Number: 8220, Manufacture Dates: January 6, 2009 - December ...
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  • Car accident tests 911 system and ability of its operators

    || 1-Jan-2014

    Residents of New York are probably all too familiar with sirens. Ambulances and police cars are the first responders to a fender bender or a car accident. With a total population of over 8 million people, it is no surprise that these occurrences are frequent. With the propensity of them occurring, however, residents rely on the people manning the 911 banks to be quick and reliable. A recent ...
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