Monday, February 28, 2005

Next up on Bush's war on attorneys: Malpractice lawyers

Following victory with class action lawsuits, the Bush admistration is now targeting Malpractice lawyers in his crusade on tort reform. more...>

Thursday, February 24, 2005

New York State appealing decision regarding renewing immigrant driver's licenses

Last Thursday a New York judge halted a Department of Motor Vehicles crackdown on giving New York State licenses to noncitizens. New York State officials announced yesterday that they are appealing the ruling. more...>

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

City of New York paid $570 in Personal Injury lawsuits for 2004

Newsday reports that the City of New York paid $570 million in Personal Injury lawsuits last year. more...>

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Special Section: Small Business

For all you small business owners, the New York Times contains a special section on Small Business. more...>

Why are medical malpractice rates so high?

President Bush, speaking in a St. Louis suburb a few weeks ago, blammed high medical malpractice prices on malpractice lawsuits. But for all the worries over higher medical expenses, legal costs do not seem to be the root of the most recent increase in malpractice premiums. Last year malpractice claims against doctors dropped 8.9%. more...>

Friday, February 18, 2005

Should a case be dismissed because of an incorrect date?

Yesterday, I appeared of counsel on an Order to Show Cause before Hon. Jonathan Lippman, at 80 Centre Street in New York County. The plaintiff was a 64 year old man who fell in a hole in the roadway because a New York City Transit Bus stopped at a significant distance from the curb. The plaintiff was seriously injured due to the accident. The plaintiff improperly told his attorney that the accident occurred on March 17, 2003. Plaintiff's counsel recently received a hospital report that stated that he actual date of the accident was March 15, 2003, a mere two days earlier. It appears that Judge Lippman feels that the case should be dismissed because the New York City Transit Authority cannot properly investigate the incident because of the incorrect date. Do you think this argument is valid or is this just a harmless error?

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Lexus SUV subject to safety inquiry

The New York Times today reports that the 2004 Lexus RX330 is under federal inquiry after receiving complaints regarding its power brakes. more....>

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Why are American's so successful in business?

Are American's so successful because they are nuts? Are we a nation of Crazy Eddies? more...>

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

New tort reform bill would have limited impact

The New York Sun posts this article about the new class-action tort reform bill that recently passed in the Senate. It quotes a Yale law professor who believes that the Bush administration will have a hard time passing other tort reform measures.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Bush wins first tort reform bill in Senate

President Bush won his first tort reform victory as the Senate approved a bill that would limit class action lawsuits. more...>

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Asylum seekers treated poorly

The New York Times reports in its front page today that thousands of people seeking asylum in the United States are treated poorly. Cuba has the highest precentage of applicants approved for asylum. more...>

Monday, February 07, 2005

Two men are arrested for making lawyer jokes

The New York Times reports on this odd story about two men who were arrested for disorderly conduct for telling lawyer jokes outside the Nassau County courthouse. more...>

Friday, February 04, 2005

Tips for starting up a business

Are you looking to start up a business? Findlaw lists ten suggestions to get your business off to smooth start. more...>

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Tort Reform in the States

Blog 702 posts its analysis of Tort Reform in the states.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Budget Rent-A- Car held liable in automobile accident

Manhattan Justice Milton Tingling awarded 29 year old Ethan Ruby a large judgment against Budget Rent-A-Car. The ruling is based on state law that holds rental agencies responsible for the the negligent acts of its customers. more...>