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October 2016 Archives

Looking at the foreclosure process in New York

Those who are familiar with national housing markets know that there have been significant improvements nationwide in terms of the number of homeowners in foreclosure. In August, a total of 37,000 home foreclosures were reportedly completed, which represents a 3.2 percent decrease from July and a 42.4 decrease from August 2015. A total of 0.9 percent of homes with a mortgage are currently in some stage of foreclosure, which is significantly down from 29.6 percent in August 2015.

Looking at the workers’ compensation exclusivity rule, P.2

In our previous post, we began speaking about the workers’ compensation exclusive remedy rule and mentioned that New York law does recognize a couple exceptions to rule. One exception is when the employer fails to secure or maintain workers’ compensation insurance. Another exception is when there is intentional injury on the part of the employer.

Looking at the workers’ compensation exclusivity rule, P.1

A construction worker who was employed in the construction of a Brooklyn hotel died earlier this week in an accident on the work site. The New York City Department of Buildings, which filed a report on the accident, said the worker had been drilling piles when a crane shackle broke, fell down and hit him in the head. As of earlier this week, the exact cause of death is still being investigated.

Holding parents accountable for a minor child’s car accident, P.1

When it comes to driver safety, it is common sense to most people that teen drivers are at greater risk of getting into accidents than older, more experienced drivers. There are a variety of reasons for this, including the prevalence of speeding, lack of attention and distracted driving among teen drivers, particularly using a cell phone while driving.

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