At this time of the year, it's important for all of us to watch ourselves when walking outside in view of the icy and slippery conditions. It is equally important that landowners, or those responsible to maintain their property, perform their obligations to ensure that the property is in a reasonably safe condition. As discussed below, the law requiring a party to maintain property in a reasonably safe condition applies to homeowners associations in condominium developments.
In New York, if you have a personal injury lawsuit, it's important to know that there is a significant chance that the defendant's representatives will put you under surveillance. While this usually occurs between the time of your deposition and the time of trial, it is something to be conscious of from the beginning of your claim through the end of your case.
On January 15, 2015, a federal court reached a decision in the BP Oil Spill case assessing the amount of oil that was spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. Judge Carl J. Barbier of the Federal District Court in New Orleans issued a ruling finding that BP 3.19 million barrels of oil were spilled following the April 20, 2010 oil rig fire and explosion that killed 11 people and spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 consecutive days.