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New York’s old world dog bite law

Under New York law, pet owners have some responsibility if you are bitten or injured by their dog. But in order to collect full damages, the victim must prove that the dog was known to be vicious.

Construction companies come up short on worker safety. Again!

Construction is a dangerous industry. Recognizing that, and acknowledging that New York's landscape necessitates building ever upward, the state stands apart from many others in the legal protection it seeks to provide workers. It does this through Labor Law § 240.

'Reasonably safe' standard leaves room to raise legal questions

A 20-year-old New York City man is under arrest, charged with murder in the death last month of his 4-year-old brother. According to news reports, the man allegedly flung the child from the roof of the seven-story Brooklyn apartment building where his family lives.

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