Legal Blog And Client Alerts

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May 13, 2024

The use of AI among attorneys is a hotly contested subject, particularly in the wake of the Avianca airline case where two New York attorneys filed a brief with the court that was written using ChatGPT and cited fictitious legal cases.

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February 1, 2023

New York has enacted a new law, NY Executive Law Section 135-c, which authorizes notaries to perform electronic notarial acts.

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July 15, 2022

Bill mandating liability policies include supplemental spousal liability coverage
awaits Gov. Hochul’s signature

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May 20, 2022

A report released this week by the Highway Traffic Safety Administration offered a grim look at driver safety. According to the agency, 42,915 people were killed in traffic crashes in 2021, compared to 38,824 in 2020.

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January 18, 2022

On January 6, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a law that expands the admissibility of statements made by a party’s agent or employee. The goal of the update to the law is to expand the “speaking agent” exception to the rule against hearsay. If this sounds like a lot of legal speak, hang in there because it is actually a very important evolution in the law that will benefit injured workers.

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June 12, 2021

Summer is almost here, making it the perfect time to talk to your teen drivers about road safety

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August 11, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation today requiring all passengers age 16 and older who are riding in the back seat of a passenger vehicle to wear a seat belt.

The law takes effect on November 1, 2020 and expands the previous law requiring only front seat passengers age 16 and older to be belted in.

Once the new law takes effect, how could that impact personal injury cases where an injured back seat passenger is not wearing a seat belt?