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Yearly Archives: 2010

Violence in the Workplace

Client Resources | 1 Jan 2010 | by

The Employer’s Duty to Provide a Safe Work Environment Every day employees of companies large and small are potentially subject to acts of workplace violence.  Pursuant to the common law, employers have no duty to protect their employees from harm in the workplace.  However, employers and the insurance carriers who insure them must be aware that New York State laws and federal regulations require […]

MSZL&M Leverages Weather Data to Secure Snow and Ice Slip & Fall Defense Verdict

Recent Verdicts | 1 Jan 2010 | by

Defense Verdict for New Years’ Eve Slip and Fall Accident Kevin Kelly, a partner in MSZL&M’s New York office, recently secured a defense verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County, in the matter of Duran v. Acequia Holdings Inc.  As many in the legal and liability insurance fields are aware, Kings County is by and large a plaintiff-oriented venue with higher than typical verdicts when compared […]

The “Trivial Defects” Rule Can Be a Starting Point for a Business Owner’s Defense in a Slip and Fall Claim

Client Resources | 1 Jan 2010 | by

Proving Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases “Slip and fall” is a term used to describe a personal injury action against land owners when a person slips or trips on their property and sustains injuries.  These types of personal injury claims are commonly asserted against owners of restaurants and retail stores.  Under Pennsylvania law, customers, also know as “business invitees,” are owed the highest […]

Motorcycle Helmets: Can Non-Use of a Helmet Be Used as Evidence in a Personal Injury Case?

Client Resources | 1 Jan 2010 | by

Benefits of Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet The benefits of wearing a helmet while operating or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle are widely documented. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 42% of the motorcyclists who were fatally injured in 2010 were not wearing helmets. While helmets saved the lives of 1,500 motorcycle operators and passengers, the National Highway Traffic […]