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Friday, February 27, 2015

Who’s Fault Is It When Your Only Path Is Icy And Dangerous?

By Louis Grandelli

After months of a record cold New York winter, formerly safe passageways, paths, and sidewalks have all too often become dangerous as they are covered in ice and snow. While diligent property owners and municipalities do their part to keep all routes safe some of them inevitably fail to shovel and salt. As a result,…

Friday, February 20, 2015

Nursing Home Negligence Leads to More Stringent Federal Rating System

By Louis Grandelli

On February 12, 2015, the federal government announced that it will begin to rate nursing homes more stringently. Nursing homes are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, and the new rules will make it more difficult for a nursing home to earn a 4- or 5-star rating. Thomas Hamilton, the director the group within the…

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Perfect Storm Results in Catastrophic Injuries from a Manhole Explosion

By Louis Grandelli

Due to several recent snow storms, salt from the roadway is believed to have caused deterioration of electrical cables resulting in a multitude of manhole explosions in the New York City area last month. Unfortunately, one of these exploding manholes struck an elderly Brooklyn man in the head as he was walking his dog, critically injuring him….

Friday, February 6, 2015

Property Owner’s Duty To Clear Snow and Ice During A Storm

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Slip and Fall

In New York City, a landowner has the duty to clear snow and ice from the sidewalk, and their failure to do so can be the basis for liability in a slip and fall case. This is true for a private landowner, as well as the City. However, a long standing defense for landowners in…

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