Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Recently, an error by Verizon may have caused New York City's 911 system to fail. Elsie Grier claims that her husband, who subsequently died of a heart attack, would still be alive if it wasn't for the malfunction. Is Verizon liable for his death?

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

In New York City, the Taxi and Limousine has decided to raise taxi fares 20%. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident with a cab, they are normally insured with a minimum policy of $25,000 per passenger. The TLC should require cabs to have a $50,000 minimum per passenger policy limit.

Monday, March 29, 2004

If you think ambulance chasing is bad,criminal lawyers are now using database technology to fish for new clients. CNN reports that criminal attorneys have been using jail e-mail lists to solicit new clients. Lawyers who defend speeding tickets in North Carolina are able to subscribe to Personal injury attorneys in North Carolina can register at this site for a fee.
Do you think it is a good idea to combine a store selling olive oil, bath products and Mediterranean food in Soho? Olivier Baussan thinks so.
The New York Times, AM New York and AP report that the smoking ban has not hurt nyc restaurants. Do you think a smoking ban will work in Ireland?

Friday, March 26, 2004

Currently damages awarded in a contingency fee case are not subject to taxation. The Supreme court is considering to revisit the issue in its next session.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Many are worried about corruption in the Brooklyn Court System. A videotape has been leaked showing Judge Garson receiving $1,000 in cash from a lawyer.
If you want to gain a greater understanding of globalization, read Benjamin Barber's 1992 essay in The Atlantic Jihad v. McWorld.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Do you think is it a crime when a hockey player breaks his opponents neck? David Schultz doesn't think so.
Looking for Asian "Street Food" in New York City? Amanda Hesser reviews Jean-Georges latest creation.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

A subway heater set a girl's pants on fire. The MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority)states that a wire that was intentionally placed on a heater underneath her seat was the cause of the accident. Do you think the city is liable for the injuries she may have sustained?
A British publisher has refused to publish a book regarding the relationship between the Bush's and the House of Saud. The publisher claims that it is worried about potential libel suits. Do you think a publisher in New York should be worried about publishing the same book?

Monday, March 22, 2004

Sheik Ahmed Yassin, spiritual leader and founder, has been killed. Analysis can be found in the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz. The BBC on Israel's policy of targeted killings.

For a different take, look at the Guardian.

Check Findlaw to find the section of U.S. law regarding assassignations.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Own a Jaguar or a Land Rover? Due to a problem in brake performance, your car may be subject to a recall.
Is the "new" Times Square all part of Rudy's grand plan to make New York safe?
The New York Times surveys the Real Estate market in the New York Metropolitan area. Bottom line, demand is soaring, interest rates are low and supply is generally low. As a result, property values have been rising.

Friday, March 19, 2004

The FCC's new interpretation of indecency has resulted in fines for NBC and Howard Stern. Read the transcript of the FCC notice. Salon's view is here. Do the same rules apply to Oprah?
I am currently reading How the Scots Invented the Modern World.
Looking for the best cheescake in New York? Do you think Junior's tops the bill? See what a month of research by Ed Levine reveals here
Looking to Network online. Check out Ryze. My page can be found here

Friday, March 12, 2004

Do you know who the first lawyer in New York was? It wasn't Frederic Abramson. Read about the "new" hero of New Amesterdam in this book review
Do you own a Toyota Camry, Camry Solara and Lexus ES300? The government is investigating a sudden acceleration problem
Do you have a question regarding civil litigation in New York? You can email me:
Mob experts discuss and dissect each episode of this season's Soprano's in Slate
You be the lawyer. Does Martha Stewart felony conviction preclude her from performing her job duties at her company. Read the contract here
Do you have a legal case in New York and would like to check its status? You can do so here
What is Mod Oz cuisine? Do you know your bush tucker from your yabbies? Read about it here