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Monthly Archives: April 2015

New York Lawmaker Pushes for Emphasis on Outlaw of Chokeholds by Police

In early summer of 2014, a story from Staten Island made national news when a New York Police Department officer put civilian Eric Garner into a chokehold while arresting him for a petty crime. The officer kept the hold locked in too tightly and too long, and it led to Garner’s death. This was not… Read More »

Premises Liability Cases on Rental Property

Premises liability cases can occasionally become complicated if the property owner is different than the occupier, such as in residential and commercial rental properties. So who is liable if there is an accident on a property owned by someone other than the occupier? There are varying rules to determine potential liability based on the type… Read More »

When Are Dog Owners Liable for Injuries Caused By Bites?

Dog bites can result in serious injuries, and depending on the circumstances of the bite or attack, the owner of the dog could be held liable in an injury case. Consider the following situations in which the owner could be considered liable: The owner let the dog run free despite existing leash laws in the… Read More »