In the wake of the tragic deaths of Eric Garner in Staten Island and 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, police departments have come under heavy scrutiny for their policies and procedures regarding the use of force during the course of performing their jobs.
The Law Office of Louis Grandelli, P.C. recently obtained a $625,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 52 year old Dutchess County resident who was seriously injured while he was unloading granite slabs from a container.
Earlier this year, The Mayor's office implemented its Vision Zero Plan in an attempt to eradicate traffic accident related deaths in the City of New York. However, the Mayor's Vision Zero plan does not appear to have made the streets of Staten Island any safer for motorists and pedestrians.
The Staten Island Advance recently reported that Emergency Room visits as a result of synthetic marijuana have gone up 220% in 2014 as a result of use of the drug. This rise has occurred despite the fact that use and sale of the drug has been outlawed at both the state and federal level since 2012 and is in part due to the fact that the drug can be easily purchased online and even in some convenience stores. The question here is whether any legal action can be taken against its retailers and distributers located in the United States.