The Federal Tort Claims Act and Medical Malpractice Claims by Veterans

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Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has been plagued with a reputation for providing poor-quality health care for a long time now. Although the situation has improved quite a bit in recent years, many people are still suffering from medical malpractice injuries that they sustained years ago. Something needs to be done. If…

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Personal Injury Claims: Motorcycle Accidents

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Motorcycles are popular—in fact, more than eight million of them are registered in the United States. As a result, every year over 5,000 people die and over 80,000 people are injured in motorcycle crashes. Most of these accidents involve collisions between automobile drivers and motorcyclists, and diligence while driving could have prevented them. Causes of…

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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Repeal COVID-19 Immunity

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On April 7, 2021, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation that repealed the COVID-19 malpractice immunity enjoyed by the New York healthcare profession since early in the COVID-19 crisis. This grant of immunity has been controversial since its inception. Proponents claimed it protected patients by ensuring the willingness of the healthcare profession to treat them….

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Marijuana Legalization Up to 3 oz. or 24 Grams of Concentrate

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On March 31, 2021, New York became the 15th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. However, the substance is still heavily regulated. New York has not established a complete legal framework for legal marijuana sales, and use or possession beyond certain legal limits remains a criminal offense. Also, possessing and selling marijuana remains…

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New York State’s New Nursing Home Legislation

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No area of the United States, or perhaps even in the world, has been hit as hard as New York was by the coronavirus crisis. New York City was hit far harder than even Wuhan, China, where the pandemic originated. New York’s nursing homes, unfortunately, were the hardest hit of all. If the allegations leveled…

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Campus Sexual Harassment and the New Title IX Regulations

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In 2011 the Obama administration released its now-famous “Dear Colleague” letter that issued new guidelines to institutes of higher education, primarily colleges and universities, concerning their handling of sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints filed by students. Failure to comply with the new guidelines could result in a loss of federal funding, a consequence few…

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Coronavirus Fraud Prosecutions by the Department of Justice

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Every time calamity strikes, there will be people seeking to profit from it by diverting relief funds from the needy to the greedy, for example, and by exploiting the climate of fear and uncertainty that a disaster always creates. Although the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is strongly committed to cracking down on this type of…

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COVID on Campus and Student Conduct Issues

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Covid-19 has changed the way we work, play, and study. Indeed, there may never be any ”getting back to normal,” if by “normal” we mean the way life used to be. Colleges, no less than any other social institution, have been forced to adapt to the new reality of a dangerous, contagious virus that isn’t…

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The Impact of the COVID-19 on New York Federal and State Cases and Inmates

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Covid-19 has affected the New York state and federal justice system in a variety of ways, including the manner in which court hearings are held, the enforcement of a defendant’s right to a speedy trial, and plea bargains. It has also resulted in the release of a number of prison inmates due to humanitarian and…

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