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New York Dram Shop Laws Regarding Injuries From Assault

In this blog post, we will discuss New York's so-called dram shop laws. Many of us know someone who has a story of visiting a bar, restaurant or night club when a fight broke out between patrons. Under New York N.Y. GOB. Law Code § 11-101, an innocent bystander who is injured in the brawl may have a valid premises liability claim for compensation for medical treatment and lost earnings. But a property owner's responsibility for providing adequate security extends beyond fights on the premises.

Negligent hotel security led to guest's assault, lawsuit says

If you are paying for a place to stay – be it an apartment or a hotel room – you have the right to expect that the building is safe and secure. This is why apartments have building keys and separate keys for each unit, and why hotels have room keys.

'Black Friday' shoppers beware: inadequate security can harm you

Five years ago, a 34-year-old temporary security guard with one week on the job was trampled to death by a “Black Friday” crowed at a Walmart store in Valley Stream, which is in Nassau County. According to reports, he was the only security guard at the store’s entrance that day, and he was trying to hold the doors closed as an excited, unruly crowd pushed forward, impatient for the store to open. The door came off its hinges and the crowed swarmed in, trampling him and injuring several employees who tried to save him.

Olympian Lochte sidelined after excited fan gets through security

For a celebrity, even an encounter with the friendliest, most innocent fan can be hazardous if it’s a surprise. Unfortunately, five-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte learned that the hard way recently. After an encounter with a particularly dedicated fan last weekend, the swimmer was left with knee injuries that will require a hiatus from training and could sideline him from an upcoming competition.

Family of ax-murder victim sues lot owner for negligent security

In Nov. 2011, a 28-year-old man from Edison, New Jersey, was murdered with a pick ax late one night in an industrial lot in Sayreville. That lot was reportedly part of the property of Viking Terminal Marine, a wholesale marine and industrial equipment dealer. Three men have been charged with the murder, two of whom have just been named as defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim’s family -- and so has Viking Terminal Marine.

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