Thursday, September 30, 2004

Mandatory fingerprinting for all foreigners entering US airports

There is no more visa free travel into the US. The government has instituted fingerprinting of all foreigners entering the US by air. more...>

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Who are small law firms for? Bush or Kerry?

The Association for trial lawyers says that Bush would be extremely adverse to the ability for lawyers to properly pursue a negligence claim. A representative for the American Tort Reform Association claims that there is little difference between the two candidates. more...>

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Franklin Square father faces deportation

Marcio Garcia, a resident of Franklin Square, Long Island, faces deportation after he and his wife went to the Immigration Service Offices in Garden City for what they thought was a "routine" matter. The case appears to be typical of the U.S. new "zero-tolerance" policy imposed on immigrants post 9/11. more...>

See my new and somewhat improved website: Law Office of Frederic R. Abramson.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Teenagers are killed by Drunk Driver in Westbury, L.I.

The New York Post and New York Daily News reports that four teens were killed early Saturday morning when the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in an accident with a vehicle operated by Gerrard Ganz. Mr. Ganz was charged with driving while intoxicated. more...>

Friday, September 24, 2004

New York City Transit Authority hit with a large verdict, appeal likely.

The New York City Transit Authority was hit with a $28.5 million dollar verdict yesterday. The jury found the conductor negligent when he hit Alice Huang who was stopped picking up her bible. One of her legs was caught between a car and the platform.

The City is likely to appeal the verdict. Unfortunately,it is unlikely that the final settlement amount, which is usually far smaller, will ever be publicized.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Trial lawyer for V.P. Point. Counterpoint.

Champion of the underdog or shark in a suit? How has Kerry's selection of John Edwards impacted the campaign? more...>

Thanks to Ernie the Attorney.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Judge Garson's Court Officer convicted

Louis Salerno, court officer to Brooklyn matrimonial Judge Garson, was convicted of bribery. The judge's clerk, however, was acquitted. This is the first trial regarding the corruption scandal involving the Brooklyn Judge. more...>

Monday, September 20, 2004

US Chamber of Commerce targeting trial lawyers

An advertising campaign "educating the voters of the devasting impact" "these people" have on the American way of life has been cosponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce. Who are these people? Al-Quida? more...>

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Bumper mismatches between cars and SUV's costly

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a report entitled "Huge Costs of Mismatched Bumpers: When Bumpers on Cars and SUV's Don't Line Up." The study found that even a small impact from an SUV can cause severe damage to a car. more...>

Monday, September 13, 2004

Is there a threat beneath New York City streets?

In 1999, there were 2,062 "manhole incidents" by 2003, that number was 4,602, a 123% increase. Is ConEd doing all it can to keep our city's streets safe? more...>

Thursday, September 09, 2004

House Judiciary Committee approves fines for "frivolous" lawsuits

The Republican controlled House Judiciary Committee approved a bill slapping fines on lawyers who file "frivolous" lawsuits. The Democrats maintain that the bill was a cynical political maneuver intended to highlight lawsuit abuses. The measure would restore mandatory fines for lawsuits deemed frivolous by the judiciary. The cost will probably be the cost of defending the claim.

The bill is unlikely to pass the Senate, however, as many similar measures, such a bill to constrain class action lawsuits, have failed. more...>

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Are ads aimed against trial lawyers legal?

The November Fund, run by Republicans, partly funded by the United States Chamber of Commerce, is set to run ads against trial lawyers. However, the ads may run afoul of campain laws because they target John Edwards. more...>

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Accident News: Family Killed on Tappan Zee Bridge

The New York Times reports that a Long Island family was killed yesterday on the Tappan Zee Bridge. The family, coming home from their summer house in the Hamptons, was struck by a 18 wheel truck. more...>

If you have been involved in an accident, please contact my law office at 212-233-0666.

Friday, September 03, 2004

The importance of Queens

With Manhattan the center of the universe and Brooklyn suddenly hip, Queens is the borough that is often forgotten. Queens today is often remembered as the home of All in the Family's Archie Bunker. However, in many ways, Queens is New York City's most successful outer borough. more...>

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Disgraced lawyer details Judge Garson's "crimes"

Paul Siminovsky, an ex-attorney, testified yesterday that he committed "crimes" in Judge Garson's courtroom. Charges have been recently brought against Brooklyn matrimonial jurist, Judge Garson. The disgraced attorney claims that he paid the judge referral fee's and wined and dined him. The former attorney also contributed thousands of dollars to the judicial election campaign of his wife, Judith Garson. Judge Garson's attorney denies the charges. more....>